That Wimbledon Ban has been a topic of great debate in the tennis world. It was a shocking decision by Wimbledon when they announced that the Russian and Belarusian players would not be allowed to take part in the championships. This decision was made in light of the Russo-Ukrainian war. This move was criticized by many top players in both the men’s and women’s divisions, as they felt it was not right to mix sport with politics.
There were also players who supported this decision, and Elina Switolina, the Ukrainian No. 1, is one of its most prominent supporters. The Russian Tennis Union also tried to take revenge by imposing its own ban on the tennis players Kremlin Cupheld in Moscow, a tournament suspended this year due to the war.
Shamil Tarpishev, the president of the currently suspended Russian Tennis Federation, did not take well to Elina Svitolina’s social media war on Russia, highlighting Russia’s war crimes. She also commended Wimbledon for taking such a strong step to reflect anti-war sentiment.
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Andy Roddick holds up the mirror to Tarpischev.
Tarpischev called Elina Svitolina “a nobody”. He said:
“You don’t have to be careful [to what Svitolina says]; This is not only my opinion, but also the opinion of lawyers. Because of every statement, we [Russian players] may be disqualified from some competitions. Now we play; we are fine. It’s stupid to react at all. Who is Svitolina? Absolutely nobody.“
Former World No. 1, Andy Roddick, Tarpischev hit back after the President called Svitolina a “nobody”. Roddick didn’t hold back on this comment from Tarpischev. He stressed that Tarpischev’s professional stats are so inconsequential that it would be a shame to even call him a singles player, so he has no reason to call a person who has achieved infinitely more than him “a nobody”.
Elina Svitolina remains on a hiatus and fans would hope for her return at the French Open.
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