Daniil Medvedev does not plan to take legal action against Wimbledon



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Daniil Medvedev does not plan to take legal action against Wimbledon

Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev has revealed he doesn't plan on taking legal action against Wimbledon but is curious to see if the ATP decides to sanction Wimbledon for their decision to impose player bans on Russian and Belarusian players.

Last month, Wimbledon confirmed Russian and Belarusian will not be allowed to compete at The Championships this year. Medvedev, who was sidelined for a month and a half before kicking off his clay season this week in Geneva, gave his thoughts on the Wimbledon decision for the first time this week.

"I didn't think about a legal action (on the Wimbledon ban). If you ask a lawyer, probably there is some room to make. As I said, not me taking the decision. I'm not going to court for this one. I'm waiting for decisions.

But personally, I won't go to a court," Medvedev said, per Tennis Majors.

Medvedev waiting to see what happens

At the French Open, Medvedev was asked what should the ATP do.

Hours after Medvedev's pressers, the ATP announced Wimbledon was stripped of their ranking status. "I don't know, I'm not at the council, everybody has rumours, here there, I don't know so I can't comment more.

I can't control that," Medvedev said.

It is not a secret that Medvedev isn't a big fan of clay as he picked up four consecutive first round defeats at Roland Garros before making the quarterfinal last year.

"On clay, I can lose against anybody, let's be honest. But I can win matches also, I beat Novak on clay for the first time," Medvedev said.

In the end, Medvedev concluded that his focus will be on the grass season once he finishes his French Open campaign.

"I'm focused on Roland Garros. I had tough moments here and very good last year. I want to reproduce the joy to play on clay like last year. For Wimbledon, I can't take decisions, there are a lot of stakes. If I can play, I'm happy to play," Medvedev noted.