Russian and Belarusian tennis players will play at the US Open. This was reported by the press service of the tournament.
It is noted that the US Tennis Association (USTA) decided to allow athletes from Russia and Belarus in a neutral status.
“USTA will allow athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate in the US Open under a neutral flag”the message says.
Let us recall that earlier the organizers of the English Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon, did not allow Russian and Belarusian tennis players to participate in the tournament. Their actions were criticized by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). As a consequence, Wimbledon lost its ranking points and became an exhibition tournament.