The Wimbledon tournament will ban Russian tennis players, including world number two Daniil Medvedev, and Belarusians from competing, as punishment for the invasion of Ukraine.

Wimbledon thus becomes the first major tennis competition to ban the participation of Russian individual athletes, after Russia has been expelled from tournaments such as the World Cup in Qatar.

The third Grand Slam of the season loses Medvedev, the second-best tennis player in the world, in addition to Andrey Rublev, number 8 in the ranking, Karen Khachanov (26), and Aslan Karatsev (30). As for the female tennis players who will not be able to be at Wimbledon, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (15) and Daria Kasatkina (26) stand out.