Actually, from Novak Djokovic’s point of view, everything would have been done for the grass classic in Wimbledon. The restrictions are falling, so that the vaccination rebel can participate without the corona vaccination. But the tournament, which starts on June 27, will lack Russian and Belarusian athletes. The organizers have decided to exclude the athletes due to the aggressive war in Ukraine. For example, the number two in the world, Daniil Medvedev or Andrei Rublev will be missing. Much to the displeasure of Novak Djokovic, who now wants to reconsider his participation in the classic lawn.
For the world number one, there is even a boycott in the room due to the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes. That’s what Nikola Pilic (82), Djokovic’s ex-trainer, meant. According to Pilic, those responsible for the Wimbledon tournament could be put under pressure. “If these tennis players don’t play, we don’t play either.’ Then I would be curious to see how Wimbledon would react.” However, purely from a sporting point of view, Djokovic would not do himself any favors with this decision. Because after the Australian Open, Wimbledon would be the second Grand Slam where “Djoker” could not defend his title. But not only Djokovic, but also other athletes have criticized the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the Wimbledon tournament.
However, Wimbledon is not the only tournament where the Russian and Belarusian players could be excluded. Giovanni Malagò (63), President of the Italian Olympic Committee, is also demanding that the athletes be excluded from the tournament in Rome. According to Malagò, if necessary, politics must push through this exclusion. For the tournament in Rome, which starts on May 8th, Rublew is also registered alongside Djokovic.