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Djokovic disagrees with Wimbledon's ban on Russian players

The Independent logo The Independent 27/06/2022 Laurene Rey-Millet
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Novak Djokovic declared at a press conference on Saturday (25 June) disagreeing with Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing amid the ongoing war with Ukraine.

He commented: “As a child of a war – several wars actually…I know what it feels like being in the position. But… I cannot say I fully agree to ban Russian tennis players, Belarusian tennis players from competing indefinitely. I just do not see how they have contributed to anything that is really happening.”

Djokovic disagrees with Wimbledon's ban on Russian players
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The Serbian player overcame Soonwoo Kwon in his first game on court today (27 June).

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