Tennis: a Wimbledon tournament marked by politics | DW Sports | DW

This edition of the Wimbledon tournament is obviously marked by political events: following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the organizers of the grass-court tournament decided last April to exclude Russian and Belarusian athletes from the tables masculine and feminine, stating that he “would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefit from … Read more

Mededev dryly beaten and eliminated in the quarterfinals by Bautista in Mallorca

The world No.1 and defending champion Daniil Medvedev was sharply beaten Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Mallorca grass tournament by the Spaniard Roberto Bautista (20th) 6-3, 6-2 in 1h11. Since his defeat in the round of 16 at Roland-Garros, the Russian has reached the finals of the preparatory grass tournaments at Wimbledon in ‘s-Hertogenbosch … Read more

Medvedev demonstrating in Halle

Daniil Medvedev, once again world No.1, outclassed David Goffin in two sets 6-3, 6-2 for his entry into the competition in Halle. World No.1 Daniil Medvedev quickly won the Halle tournament against Belgian David Goffin (39th). Surprised in the final at s’Hertogenbosch on Sunday by the Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven, the Russian very easily won … Read more

Daniil Medvedev in demonstration in Halle against David Goffin

Russian player Daniil Medvedev won his match against David Goffin on Wednesday in the 1st round of ATP Halle in just over an hour. Daniil Medvedev, world No.1, was quick against Belgian David Goffin (39th), whom he beat 6-3 6-2 in 1h 04 min in the 1st round of the ATP 500 tournament on grass … Read more

US Open: Russians and Belarusians could participate under neutral flag

No Wimbledon but a US open under neutral flag for Russian and Belarusian players. Russian and Belarusian players, excluded from Wimbledon, will however be allowed to participate in the US Open 2022, but only under a neutral flag, the American Tennis Federation, organizer of this Grand Slam, announced on Tuesday. Read alsoFull ATP Ranking The … Read more

the incredible fairy tale of the unknown Tim van Rijthoven

NARRATIVE – Crowned at home in ‘s-Hertogenbosch against Daniil Medvedev, the 205th in the world had never won a match on the main circuit before his feat. Tim van Rijthoven is unlikely to win Wimbledon (June 27-July 10), but he won’t be previewed in London. And if he does not benefit from an invitation from … Read more

in the final at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Medvedev becomes number 1 again

Russian Daniil Medvedev, world number 2, qualified for the final of the grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) on Saturday by dominating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 7-5 in 1h56, ensuring in the process of recovering first place in the ATP rankings on Monday. He will meet Sunday in the final the unexpected Dutchman Tim Van Rijthoven … Read more

Medvedev releases a catchy Gilles Simon

Gilles Simon defended himself well against Medvedev but ended up cracking for his second game of the day. Russian Daniil Medvedev defeated Gilles Simon not without difficulty on Thursday in the round of 16 of the ATP 250 tournament at ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands (7-5, 6-4) and will face Belarusian Ilya Ivashka in the quarters. … Read more

why the case of the Russians and the Belarusians fractures the circuit

Some are asking for their exclusion from tournaments, others for playing under a neutral flag, the ATP does not want a tie between players… Tennis has to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, world tennis authorities have sought to find a balance between … Read more