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UK tennis slapped with another $1 million fine for Russian ban

Posted On: Jan 31, 2023   |   Posted By: RT

UK tennis slapped with another $1 million fine for Russian ban

The ATP has dished out the penalty to the British tennis authorities
The ATP men's tennis tour has fined the Lawn Tennis Association $1 million for banning male players from Russia and Belarus from British grass-court events leading up to Wimbledon this summer.
Athletes from the two countries have been banned from numerous global events based on a recommendation from the International Olympic Committee issued in response to Moscow's military operation in Ukraine.
Tennis has been an outlier, however, allowing Russian and Belarusian players to continue to compete as neutrals on the ATP and WTA tours.
The All English Lawn Tennis Club and LTA took matters into their own hands by barring the likes of Russian men's former world number one Daniil Medvedev from Wimbledon and other grass-court tournaments in the UK this year - in a move that was condemned at the time by the ATP and WTA.
Almost five months on from the grass court Grand Slam, the ATP has handed down the hefty fine which the LTA said...

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