New world number one Daniil Medvedev is concerned about his future in tennis amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Medvedev is among multiple Russian and Belarusian athletes that are no longer allowed to compete under their countries flag.
While others have been banned from competing entirely, others have been given the option to compete as an independent neutral.
“It’s always tough to talk on this subject because I want to play tennis; play in different countries,” said Medvedev.
“I want to promote my sport, I want to promote what I’m doing in my country for sure, and right now the situation is that that is the only way I can play.”
He tells BBC Sport that he hopes Tennis does not follow other sports by banning Russian and Belarusian athletes completely.
“Tennis is probably one of the most individual sports we have in the world. Everyone’s living in so many different places. There’s always a possibility, but I hope not.”