Russia has been banned from the prestigious Davis Cup and Billy Jean King Cup, tennis events. However, players will be able to take part in regular ATP and WTA tours, including any Grand Slam, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said in a joint statement.
Protests against the Russian aggression in Ukraine have caused a storm in the stadiums around the world. Russia has already been banned from a number of sporting events as part of its move. This time it also had an effect on tennis.
A joint statement from the ATP and WTA, the International Tennis Federation and the Grand Slam stated that the top tennis organizations in the world were united in their opposition to Russia's aggression. Players from Russia and Belarus will be able to play in all types of elite ATP and WTA tours. However, he will not be able to take part in any kind of team tournament.
Russia beat Croatia in the final in Madrid in December 2021 to defeat world number one Daniel Medvedev and number six player Andre Rublev. One month ago, the Russian women's team won the Billy Jean King Cup in Prague.
The tennis administration has also canceled the ATP-WTA tournament to be held in Moscow next October. However, it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Russia played in the semifinals this year in this January event after winning the title last year.
The International Tennis Federation, meanwhile, said it had revoked the membership of the Russian Tennis Federation and Belarus Tennis Federation and withdrew their entry from all ITF team competitions until further notice.