Athletistic/Tennis. Recently, various sanctions have been massively introduced against Russian sport. Athletes are suspended from international competitions due to the current political situation. Tennis is an exception. In most tournaments, a representative of Russia participates. However, Wimbledon (the Grand Slam tournament, which will be held in London on grass) was an exception. The tournament organizers decided to eliminate the Russians and Belarusians. In this regard, for a long time it was not clear how the organizers of Roland Garros (the Grand Slam tournament, which is held in France on a clay surface) were going to act. Fortunately, they did not impose any sanctions. Russian tennis players successfully participate in competitions. Also, the organizers were faithful to the first racket in the Serbian world Novak Djokovic and allowed him to do the tournament without a vaccine against the coronavirus.

In particular, Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev appeals to local audiences and viewers around the world. At first, he successfully overcame the first round. His opponent was the Argentinian Facundo Bagnis. Medvedev won all three sets – 6:2, 6:2, 6:2. Today, May 26, the Russian met Serbian Laszlo Jere in the second round of Roland Garros. Daniil Medvedev also managed to win this match, winning all three sets – 6:3, 6:4, 6:3. Thus, he went to the third round, where he will play with another Serb, Miomir Kecmanovic.

Foreign fans on Twitter reacted to Daniil Medvedev’s victories. They were delighted with the game of the Russian.

– A very important victory for him. We notice that Medvedev really wants to get back to the front line, and for that he must perform well in Paris.

– When it comes to long shootouts, Medvedev is on a different level from his rivals. Of course, on clay he has his faults, but in any case, damn, what a player!

– I see that he has already started dealing with recognized ground fighters without any problems.

– And this despite the fact that he almost did not perform on this surface this year!

– Everything is going very well for Medvedev at Roland Garros this season.

– Watching this guy is a pleasure!

– Medvedev is a force!

– People don’t talk much about Medvedev as a potential tournament winner this year. Add the doubt and the fact that he barely recovered from the operation. However, his ability to hang onto every ball and his defensive performance make him a true championship contender.

– We love you, Daniil Medvedev!

– Medvedev looks really good. Let’s see, however, how everything will go for him in the confrontation with higher-rated opponents. It’s worth noting that the Russian isn’t under much pressure on such coverage, and that plays into his hands.

It’s great to see Russian tennis players participating in such an important tournament. It is also nice that there are no provocations from fans, organizers and other players. The Russians are rather warmly welcomed on the Parisian courts. I would like the sanctions against the representatives of our country in other sports not to drag on too long.

Yaroslav Pyatikh, Athletistic