The decision made by the organizers of the Wimbledon tournament, which decided to exclude Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the championship, could trigger a chain reaction of the allied countries. Indeed, in recent days, journalists from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera have revealed important information.
As written by the famous Italian newspaper, Prime Minister Mario Draghi intends to ban Russians and Belarusians from entering the Foro Italico, which will be colored yellow and blue to demonstrate the closeness of the Italian people to Ukraine.
The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, spoke about the next edition of the Italian Open, in Rome, and the possibility of excluding Russians and Belarusians from the tournament. He said: "We will coordinate with all our allies.
At this time it is essential to demonstrate the unity of the European Union, which condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It is not our intention to trigger World War III, just as NATO should not get involved in the conflict."
Roger Federer delighted all his fans and supporters recently by announcing his tentative return to the tour after many months of being off the circuit. In fact, Federer’s last match was at the Wimbledon last year, in 2021, where he lost in the quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz.
He has been through some procedures on his knees since then, but he is ready to be back by October if all goes well.
Federer is ready to be back by October
Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan, in a recent interview with Eurosport, believes it is a lot harder to win tournaments playing Roger Federer's style of tennis than Nadal or Djokovic's.
"It is a lot harder to win tournaments playing Federer's style than Nadal. Nadal will break you down. Djokovic will break you down. They are like machines, but Federer is a bit of an artist. So playing that style in an individual sport is going to leave you open to being picked off or maybe worn down in many situations," O'Sullivan said.
O'Sullivan gave his two cents on the matter, saying that statistically, Nadal would have to be considered the GOAT. But at the same time, he stressed that from a stylistic point of view, Federer had the edge. "Who is the greatest of all time? Statistically, you would say Nadal, but the way he did it, a lot of people would say Federer is the greatest of all time. So it depends on how you want to judge it, I suppose," he added.