Both Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from competing in this years Wimbledon tournament.
This news comes amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
A statement from the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) details the decision made to forbid players from participating.
“Given the profile of The Championships in the United Kingdom and around the world, it is our responsibility to play our part in the widespread efforts of Government, industry, sporting and creative institutions to limit Russia’s global influence through the strongest means possible,” they wrote.
“In the circumstances of such unjustified and unprecedented military aggression, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefits from the involvement of Russian or Belarusian players with The Championships.
“It is therefore our intention, with deep regret, to decline entries from Russian and Belarusian players to The Championships 2022.”
World number two and reigning U.S. Open Champion, Daniil Medvedev, is set to miss out.