‘Stop the monster’: Ukrainian tennis chief backs Wimbledon ban on Russians

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  • Evgeniy Zukin says exclusion of players is ‘the right thing’
  • WTA and ATP criticised for opposing SW19 prohibition

A senior Ukrainian tennis official has told his sport’s governing bodies that they will be “playing on the side of the monster” if they take action against Wimbledon and the LTA for banning Russian and Belarusian players from this summer’s events.

Evgeniy Zukin, the vice-president of Ukraine’s tennis federation, also contrasted the WTA’s strong comments during the Peng Shuai case with its response to Russia as he warned that tennis risked “being on the wrong side of history”.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/27/stop-the-monster-ukrainian-tennis-chief-backs-wimbledon-ban-on-russians under the title “‘Stop the monster’: Ukrainian tennis chief backs Wimbledon ban on Russians”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.