Russia’s tennis star Andrey Rublev had a message for peace shortly after his victory within the semi-final of the Dubai Championships on Friday. Rublev wrote “No War Please” on a TV broadcast digital camera, drawing applause from the group.
The seventh-ranked Rublev had simply overwhelmed 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 frequent after matches.
Russian troops bore down on Ukraine’s capital Friday in an invasion of a democratic nation that has fueled fears of wider struggle in Europe and triggered worldwide efforts to make Russia cease.
Rublev wasn’t requested concerning 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 news from home, waking up here in Mexico, was not easy,” mentioned Medvedev, who will change into the No. 1 males’s participant when rankings are introduced subsequent week.
“By being a tennis player, I want to promote peace all over the world,” Medvedev continued. “We play in so many different countries. It’s just not easy to hear all this news. I’m all for peace.”
(With PTI inputs)