Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta is happy to see the leading Russian players and the governing bodies of tennis speaking out against the war. Medvedev and Rublev both publicly called for peace, while the ATP, WTA and ITF released a joint statement in which condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and imposed certain sanctions on the Russian and Belarusian tennis federations.
"The important thing is that all players have spoken out against the war, both Rublev and Medvedev and other players who have declared a very clear position on what is happening in Ukraine... The point on which we all agree is that what is happening in Ukraine is not right.
I hope it can be resolved as soon as possible," Carreno Busta said, per We Love Tennis.
Medvedev, Rublev sent strong messages
After one of his wins in Dubai, Rublev wrote on the camera lens "no war please."
Meanwhile, new world No. 1 Medvedev called for peace in a touching post. "Do you remember what I have said after the Australian Open final? This story was just about me, my childhood dreams. And today I want to speak on behalf of every kid in the world," 2021 US Open champion Medvedev said in a message posted on his social media.
“They all have their dreams, their life is just starting, so many nice experiences to come: first friends, first great emotions. Everything they feel and see if for the first time in their lives. That's why I want to ask for peace in the world world, for peace between countries.
Kids are born with inner trust in the world, they believe so much in everything: in people, in love, in safety and justice, in their chances in life. "Let's be together and show them that it's true, cause every kid shouldn't stop dreaming."