Over the past week, it has also been suggested that Wimbledon could be stripped of ranking points by both tours if the ban remains in place – reducing the world’s most famous tennis tournament to an event of display.

“I’ve been trying to follow what’s going on because I don’t have any decisions to make. It’s Wimbledon itself right now, the ATP, maybe the UK government is involved,” he said. said the Russian, who will return to Geneva after spending the past six weeks recovering from a hernia operation, told reporters on Sunday.

“It’s a tricky situation and like in all situations in life, you ask 100 players, everyone is going to give a different opinion.

“(When) you show a tennis ball to 100 people, I’m sure some of them will say it’s green and not yellow. I think it’s yellow. (But) if someone tells me says she’s green, I’m not going to come into conflict with that person.”

Medvedev, who lost in the Australian Open final to Nadal in January, missed the start of the European clay season as he had to skip events in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome while he regained his physical form.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has banned players from both countries from taking part in Wimbledon this year in response to what Russia calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Belarus was a key stage for the invasion.

The AELTC said it made the decision following discussions with the UK government.

US Open champion Medvedev said he remained hopeful the AELTC could make a late U-turn on their decision.

“I don’t know if this decision is 100% and if it’s over (for me),” he said.

“If I can play, I’ll be happy to play Wimbledon. I love this tournament. If I can’t play – well, I’ll try to play other tournaments and prepare well for next year if I can. ‘m lucky to play.”

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