Russian and Belarusian tennis players will participate in the US Open 2022 | Tweet
tennis players Russians and Belarusians will be able to participate in the US Openlast Grand Slam tournament of the year, but under neutral flagas announced on Tuesday by the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
USTA Statement Regarding Russian and Belarusian Players:
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) June 14, 2022
USTA declared that each Grand Slam has faced “unique circumstances”and in his case he will allow “that all qualified players compete, regardless of their nationality.”
On the other hand, the organization of US Open He reported that will provide financial aid to Ukrainebehind the Russian military invasion started on February 24, and that will work with the players so that they use the contest as a “platform” to promote the movement for peace “Tennis Plays for Peace”.
Tennis plays for peace 🙏🇺🇦
The highest tennis organizations as well as the four Grand Slams have launched the “Tennis plays for peace” campaign, with which they will support humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Making a donation of $700 thousand dollars to the NGO Global Giving. pic.twitter.com/UE41WEfGd4
– Iván Aguilar (@ivabianconero) March 8, 2022
Russian and Belarusian tennis players were banned from Wimbledonthird Grand Slam of the year, because “it seeks to avoid the propagandistic use of a possible Russian or Belarusian victory” in England, according Ian Hewittpresident of the All England Tennis Club.
With this decision, the Russian Daniel Medvedevnumber one in the ATP ranking, and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenkafifth in the WTA ranking, will miss, along with their compatriots, the Grand Slam on grass.
The US Open is held in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing Meadows, New York, and is scheduled to take place on Monday, August 29 to Sunday, September 11.
(With information from Reuters)