The U.S. Open is not going to observe Wimbledon by barring Russian and Belarusian gamers from this yr’s tennis match.
The US Tennis Affiliation, which owns and operates the U.S. Open, introduced the choice on Tuesday after a current assembly of its board of administrators. The transfer leaves Wimbledon as the one Grand Slam match to bar Russians and Belarusians within the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.
“This horrible atrocity completely weighed on all of us,” stated Lew Sherr, the Affiliation’s new chief govt, referring to the conflict in Ukraine. “However I feel on the finish of the day we selected to not maintain the person athletes accountable for the selections of their respective governments.”
Russian and Belarusian gamers will compete within the U.S. Open, which can start Aug. 29, underneath a impartial flag, simply as they’ve been competing on tour and on the not too long ago concluded French Open.