Wimbledon defends player ban as Djokovic is given green light for SW19


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Wimbledon chiefs have denied the decision to decline the entries of Russian and Belarusian players to the championships this year in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an act of discrimination, a charge made against the All England Club by both the WTA and ATP tours.

“It is not discrimination in the form that is being said,” said Ian Hewitt, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, after being asked repeatedly about the statements from the other governing bodies in the wake of the ban. “It is a considered view reached as to what is the right and responsible decision in all circumstances.”

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
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