Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas is the latest player to publicly disagree with the Wimbledon decision as he thinks banning Russian and Belarusian players over something they have no control over is just unfair. Two weeks ago, Wimbledon announced player ban for Russian and Belarusian players.
The Wimbledon decision received mixed reaction but some of the biggest names of the game have disagreed with their decision. Shortly after Wimbledon made the announcement, the ATP and WTA made it clear they weren't supporters of that.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev also suggested it was unfair toward Russian and Belarusian players to strip them off a chance to compete at Wimbledon. “Players can’t control what happened, especially those from the countries that have suffered the most.
It’s a sensitive issue. It is not nice that they are not allowed to play. They have not done anything wrong to be automatically disqualified from the event," Tsitsipas said, per the Greek City Times.
Tsitsipas will be hoping for his first big grass season
Tsitsipas has been one of the players on the ATP Tour for several years now but he has yet to win a grass title or make a really deep run at Wimbledon.
Tsitsipas made his Wimbledon debut in 2017, when he won three qualifying matches before losing to Dusan Lajovic in the first round. Tsitsipas enjoyed his best Wimbledon run in 2018, when he made the last-16 before he was beaten in straight sets b John Isner.
Tsitsipas' last two Wimbledon campaigns were far from impressive as in 2019 Tsitsipas suffered a shock first round defeat at The Championships to Thomas Fabbiano. Last year, Tsitsipas exited the Wimbledon in the first round after losing to Frances Tiafoe.
Tsitsipas hasn't won a match at Wimbledon since 2018. Tsitsipas will certainly be hoping to bounce back this year and make a good run at The All England Club.