US Open allows Russian and Belarusian players to participate under a neutral banner

The US federation’s decision, announced Tuesday, should in particular please Daniil Medvedev. The number 1 in the world it could be so defendre son titre acquis noong 2021.

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Excluding Wimbledon, it welcomes the US Open. Russian and Belarusian players and players will be able to participate in the New York Grand Prix, but only under a neutral banner, the American Tennis Federation (USTA) announced on Tuesday, June 14.

The latter “continue to condemn the unjust and non provoquée invasion of Ukraine by Russia”, but did not want to imitate the Wimbledon organizers, who excluded Russia and Belarus. In turn, the ATP and the WTA have decided not to award points for the 2022 edition of the English tournament. The measure has been criticized by many players. Some could even pass on the prestigious Major.

The decision of the US federation should in particular favor Daniil Medvedev. Russia’s world number 1 will thus be able to defend its acquired title in 2021, its only today in Grand Chelem.

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