UBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian tennis participant Andrey Rublev wrote “No Struggle Please” on a TV digital camera moments after advancing to the ultimate on the Dubai Championships on Friday.
The seventh-ranked Rublev had simply crushed Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) of their semifinal match earlier than writing his message on the digital camera — as is widespread after matches.
Russian troops bore down on Ukraine’s capital Friday in an invasion of a democratic nation that has fueled fears of wider conflict in Europe and triggered worldwide efforts to make Russia cease.
Rublev wasn’t requested in regards to the message throughout his on-court interview instantly following the match.
Compatriot Daniil Medvedev spoke Thursday on the Mexico Open about waking as much as information that his nation had invaded Ukraine.
“Watching the information from residence, waking up right here in Mexico, was not simple,” mentioned Medvedev, who will turn out to be the No. 1 males’s participant when rankings are introduced subsequent week.
“By being a tennis participant, I wish to promote peace everywhere in the world,” Medvedev continued. “We play in so many various international locations. It’s simply not simple to listen to all this information. I’m all for peace.”