Daniil Medvedev Criticises Illegal Wimbledon Ban

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Medvedev doesn't even sound like he criticized the ban actually, he sounded very accepting :alien:
“This is a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an uncomfortable position. Where is the line? What are the rules that should lead to a possible exclusion? For having discussed it with the ATP, we are, us tennis players, considered in terms of law as independent workers.

“But currently in the United Kingdom, self-employed Russians have the right to work. So, if I have the opportunity to play at Wimbledon, I would be delighted. If not, I would accept it.”

“I don’t know if this decision is 100 per cent and it’s over. If I can play, I’m going to be happy to play in Wimbledon. I love this tournament. If I cannot play, well, I’m going to try to play other tournaments and prepare well for next year if I have the chance to play.”
 

Siewi

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Meddy is 100% right. And it goes much further than that. It is easy to ban private Russian citizens from Wimbledon, it is just an empty gesture to play to the gullible crowd. But nobody wants to talk about doing anything meaningful against the interests of the wealthy in Londongrad. It is just performative politics, as always.
 

Arak

Legend
I’m very disappointed with the ATP to be honest. This is a legal matter that should be settled with lawyers and courts. Nothing that we say here will have any influence one way or another. I personally support the stripping of ranking points idea but unfortunately the ATP doesn’t seem to want to go down this route.
 

aldeayeah

G.O.A.T.
You are right. Med has also previously stated that tennis doesn't seem all that important in the context of the war. I think he is among the most levelheaded Russians on tour and massive respect to him.
Med is a rare species: a top player with university studies. Of course that in itself means little, but he does come across as a sensible guy most of the time.
 
He barely critisized anything.
“This is a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an uncomfortable position. Where is the line? What are the rules that should lead to a possible exclusion? For having discussed it with the ATP, we are, us tennis players, considered in terms of law as independent workers.

“But currently in the United Kingdom, self-employed Russians have the right to work. So, if I have the opportunity to play at Wimbledon, I would be delighted. If not, I would accept it.”

That's literally one of the most toned down statements out of the ones that publically disagreed with the ban.
 

dapchai

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Med is a rare species: a top player with university studies. Of course that in itself means little, but he does come across as a sensible guy most of the time.
Even when he calls the chair umpire a "small cat." Players without a bachelor degree would have used the very first word that comes to our minds.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I'd rather not say what I really want to in response to that quote from Medvedev, it will be my last post here for sure.

It's a clickbait title, not a quote.


“On the one hand, I can understand it and, on the other, I find it unfair.

“This is a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an uncomfortable position. Where is the line? What are the rules that should lead to a possible exclusion? For having discussed it with the ATP, we are, us tennis players, considered in terms of law as independent workers.

“But currently in the United Kingdom, self-employed Russians have the right to work. So, if I have the opportunity to play at Wimbledon, I would be delighted. If not, I would accept it.”


What Med said.
 

alexio

G.O.A.T.
sampras and other american guys 'all of a sudden' wasn't banned from wimby in 99 for obvious reasons, plus not just banned that wasn't even a small hint on it back then..that's how it works in this world i.e. depends from which camp you're (that's for folks who think they/russian players should be banned from wimby)
 

Hitman

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It's a clickbait title, not a quote.


“On the one hand, I can understand it and, on the other, I find it unfair.

“This is a delicate situation because it sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an uncomfortable position. Where is the line? What are the rules that should lead to a possible exclusion? For having discussed it with the ATP, we are, us tennis players, considered in terms of law as independent workers.

“But currently in the United Kingdom, self-employed Russians have the right to work. So, if I have the opportunity to play at Wimbledon, I would be delighted. If not, I would accept it.”


What Med said.

That's fine. I am trying really hard NOT to comment on anything to do with this.
 
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