Wimbledon can suspend Medvedev and other Russians
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), responsible for the organization of Wimbledon, may not allow Daniil Medvedev and other Russians to the tournament on their own initiative, even without instructions from the British Sports Ministry. It is reported by The Telegraph, citing a source.
Earlier, the ATP, WTA and ITF decided that Russian tennis players can take part in tournaments, but only in neutral status. At Wimbledon, however, they may go even further and suspend the Russians.
“Private clubs have more freedom in terms of who is allowed and who is not, so they may not comply with the same laws as the [ATP, WTA and ITF] tours.
If you host a tennis tournament, you have the right to suspend players-if they have been found guilty of, for example, match-fixing or doping-but you have to be able to demonstrate that those actions are reasonable. If the tours took strong action, Russian players could argue that they were prevented from making a living through no fault of their own. However, for Wimbledon it’s not that important,” said a source close to the Fizzslotsnews.com