World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev has expressed hope that the governing bodies of tennis won't ban Russian players from competing in international events. Russia and Belarus have been banned from competing in team events but Russian and Belarusian players have been allowed to continue competing in international events.
However, they are not competing under the name or flag of their respective countries. "We never know. The situation is evolving in other sports, in some they made this decision especially teams one. Tennis is one of the most individual sport and is always one on one.
There is always a possibility, but I hope not," Medvedev said, when asked about the possibility of Russian players being banned from competing.
Medvedev on if the inner kid is still dreaming
"Hopefully. Tough to answer this question right now, but I would think yes.
A little bit differently," Medvedev said. When the war began, Medvedev shared a strong message on his social media. Medvedev said he doesn't want to see any kid in the world losing his dreams because of the war. "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," 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."