Russia’s Rublev accuses Wimbledon of ‘complete discrimination’ over ban

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  • World No 8 condemns ban of Russian and Belarusian players
  • Belarusian Tennis Federation consulting law firms over ruling

Wimbledon has been warned it could face legal action from the Belarusian Tennis Federation after it was accused of acting illegally by banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s championships.

The All England Club’s decision, which was prompted by the invasion of Ukraine and fears of the optics of the Duchess of Cambridge having to present a trophy to a player from Russia or Belarus, was condemned by the Russian world No 8, Andrey Rublev, who called it “complete discrimination”.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/21/wimbledon-may-face-legal-action-over-ban-on-russian-and-belarusian-players under the title “Russia’s Rublev accuses Wimbledon of ‘complete discrimination’ over ban”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.