The Cost of Wimbledon’s Russia Ban

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Several months ahead of the year’s only grass-court Major, Wimbledon officials have published a new policy to ban players of Russian or Belarusian origin. The exclusionary move was announced amidst the geopolitical background of Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine. According to a statement issued by the All England Club last Wednesday, the decision to ban […] READ MORE


Wimbledon’s Ban on Russian Athletes: An Embarrassing Disgrace

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Whether you’re a tennis fan or not, the likelihood is that you’ve heard of Wimbledon. Taking place in London, with the all-white rule for players glistening under the summer sun with a stunning Centre Court with tons of history, there’s no wonder it’s the biggest and most prestigious tournament in all of tennis. In January […] READ MORE


Reactions to the Wimbledon Russia Ban

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On Wednesday, the All-England Lawn Tennis Club confirmed the Wimbledon Russia ban. The decision was rumored for weeks, and will forbid Russian and Belarussian players from competing at the Championships. The ban also extends to the Lawn Tennis Association’s UK grass court events. The decision will affect a host of top players, including Daniil Medvedev, […] READ MORE


Anger Over Wimbledon Ban Is Seriously Misplaced

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Cries of unfairness rang out across the tennis world when news broke of the Wimbledon ban on Russian and Belarusian tennis players. Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Viktoria Azarenka, and Aryna Sabalenka are among the stars who won’t step on the exalted grass of Wimbledon this summer as a result of Russia’s Ukraine invasion. Is the […] READ MORE


US Open Day 5 – Men’s Match Of The Day

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The seeds in the men’s draw continue to struggle as we head into Day 5 of the 2021 US Open. Of the 32 that started we have already lost 15 at the time of writing. That’s quite the handful considering there are still second round matches to play as I write this. However, the top […] READ MORE


Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova wins First Grand Slam Title at French Open

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Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova achieved a rare feat at Roland Garros, winning her first Grand Slam title 6-1 2-6 6-4 over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who was also contesting her first Grand Slam final. With both players in uncharted waters (Pavlyuchenkova had never advanced beyond the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam, while Krejcikova had never made it […] READ MORE



Daniil Medvedev a real threat for the French Open

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Daniil Medvedev can win the French Open Daniil Medvedev is a real threat for the French Open. The 25-year-old Russian is the second seed at Roland Garros. Medvedev has come of age, previously the Russian struggled at Grand Slam events. Until 2019 the furthest the Russian made was fourth round at the Australian Open. However, […] READ MORE



Aslan Karatsev’s Remarkable Rise

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Aslan Karatsev caused a sizable shock by defeating Diego Schwartzman to advance to the fourth round of the 2021 Australian Open. The 27-year-old Russian reached the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time after progressing through the Australian Open qualifying event in Doha last month. Karatsev beat talented 19-year-old American Brandon Nakashima […] READ MORE