Pacifists or anti-patriots? US Open wants Russian and Belarusian tennis players to be outraged in public

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Russian and Belarusian tennis players will be able to participate in the new edition of the US Open which will start at the end of this month of August. However, now the United States Tennis Association (USTA), organizer of the last Grand Slam of the season, could generate a great dilemma among these athletes. Some of them have emphatically expressed their rejection of the war started by Vladimir Putinbut they also do not want to be considered unpatriotic or traitors in their native country.

The federation is considering organizing an exhibition match to raise funds for the benefit of the victims of the invasion of Ukraine, which dates back to the beginning of February. And he would have strongly encouraged the both Russian and Belarusian tennis playerspreviously vetoed by Wimbledonto play to show their indignation at the Kremlin military actions.

It is unknown what great racket figures like the current one will do world number 1 daniil medvedevthe second best player in the country today, Andrew Rublev, or the also talented Karen Jachanov. Victoria Azarenko, one of the best Belarusian athletes in history, has not yet commented on the response she will give to such an invitation.

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