Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev wrote “no war please” on the camera lens after winning his semifinal match in Dubai. It’s great to see tennis players take such a public stand on controversial issues since there can be repercussions for Rublev.
This week, Daniil Medvedev‘s wife Daria wore Ukrainian colors to show her solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Medvedev, who overtook Novak Djokovic to become world number 1, said:
Watching the news from home, waking up here in Mexico, was not easy
Rublev beat Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals and will face Jiri Vesley in the final. Rublev is currently ranked number 7 in the world. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he won the gold medal in mixed doubles with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.