I watch every tennis match I possibly can. Seriously, everyday I watch or read up on tennis. I pay for the tennis channel bonus coverage ( mainly for the majors)
So disappointed in what is going on,….
How did we get here!
So unfortunate for players fans and the sport ….. then I watch the news and see what is happening to the Ukrainian people and tennis seems so silly.
I am conflicted and very sad.
A very slippery slope. Possibly Wimbledon could reconsider it’s ban with a very bland statement from the players….. Something on the lines of the need to stop the senseless loss of life, on both sides…. But I do 100% agree if a Russian player defends the grotesque and inaccurate Russian talking points , than that player should be banned!
I agree with the author's overall point. That being said there is a lot of false equivalency here.
The US of 2005 is in no real way comparable to the Russia of today. We had free and fair elections. Katrina was a disaster...like many other natural disasters. While US troops did commit war crimes - they were prosecuted for it! War crime were and are not a policy or strategy of our military. We take them seriously and do a lot of training -based on the case studies from Iraq/Afghanistan/Vietnam/Korea - to avoid them. You don't hear about the looting of Baghdad like we are reading about the looting of Ukraine.
To keep players from competing to avoid an uncomfortable photo op...not a great look.
Agree that this is the wrong way of handling this. Why not simply change the photo tradition if that’s such a problem?