The organizers of the ‘Roland Garros’ French Open Tennis Championship do not plan to suspend representatives of Russia and Belarus from participating in the Grand Slam tournament.
Thus, as noted in the article by RMC Sport, they will observe the principle of strict neutrality and will not follow the example of Wimbledon, where they decided not to allow Russians and Belarusians to compete. Roland Garros in 2022 will be held from May 22 to June 6.
Earlier, the organizers of the Wimbledon tournament in the UK announced the suspension of Russian and Belarusian tennis players from participating in the event, which will be held from June 27 to July 10. Such a decision caused widespread condemnation, the Association of Professional Tennis Players and the Women’s Tennis Association spoke out against the measure.
In France, Russian and Belarusian tennis players will perform under a neutral flag and in case of their triumphs, the national anthems of the countries they represent will not sound.