Daniil Medvedev world No 1 in doubt as ITF called to take 'swift action'

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“This is a fast-evolving situation; we are in active discussion with the ITF tennis family and the ITF Board to decide and align around our next course of action,” it said.

If they move to ban the country from competitions it would see the men’s world No 1 kept out of all ITF-governed tournaments, with the victorious Russian teams unable to defend their Davis and BJK Cup Finals crowns.

The country of Russia enjoyed immense success in team competitions in tennis last year, with the country winning both the Davis Cup on the men’s side and the Billie Jean King Cup on the women’s side, with both competing as the ‘Russian Tennis Federation’.

They also won gold and silver medals in the mixed doubles with an all-Russian Olympic Committee final as Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev defeated compatriots Elina Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev, while Karen Khachanov won the men’s singles silver medal.



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