“We should take care of our world and take care of each other. This is the most important thing,” the world’s next number one assured.
Russian tennis player Andrei Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Daniel Medvedev Following the situation caused by the Russian aggression a day earlier, they appealed for peace in Ukraine on their respective tennis matches and social networks this Friday.
Rublev writes “Not at war” In a camera lens when he joins his compatriot Daniel Medvedev in a case for peace. Rublev defeated Hubert Hurkaj 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to reach the final of the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. After the victory, the 24-year-old world number seven wrote “No to War” on the lens of a television camera with a pen.
It’s not uncommon for players to write messages on camera lenses, messages of love, sacrifices … but an appeal for peace was an emotional gesture by Rubelv, which came after Medvedev, who will succeed. Novak Djokovic As the world number one next week, he will say he wants to “promote peace.”
“Right now you realize that my match is not important,” Rubelv said on his official Instagram account. “It’s not about my team, it’s about how it affects me. What’s happening is a lot more terrible. You understand how important it is to maintain peace in the world and to respect each other, to be united.”
“We should take care of our world and take care of each other. This is the most important thing,” said the world number one, who will face Rafa Nadal of Spain in the semifinals of the Acapulco (Mexico) tournament, in the ATP 500 division, which will be contested on the hard court.
For her part, Karen Khachanov uses her official Instagram account to send a “no war” message using Russian and Ukrainian flags in her posts and “pray” for an end to the conflict through emoticons.
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