The Russian champion will not be allowed to hold any relations in 2022 Davis Cup The final, an ITF spokesman confirmed to UbiTennis. Team Russia will also remain banned from using the country’s name, flag or anthem at next year’s team event.
These restrictions on the Davis Cup team are in place because Russia was banned from international sports competitions for doping violations in 2019. An investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has discovered It emerged that state-sponsored doping violations were committed by Russian officials at various Olympic Games. Game.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has halved Russia’s ban from 4 years to 2 years in 2020. Russia can participate in tennis competition as the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) because of tennis. not involved in the scandal.
Talking to UbiTennis, an ITF spokesman confirmed that the ban on Russia runs until December 16, 2022, after the Davis Cup Final next year. The spokesman also revealed other rules that the Russian tennis team must follow until the ban is lifted.
“The ban remains in effect for two years and that includes Russia hosting any of the world competitions or world cup tournaments/events listed in WADA and when competing outside of the country. Outside of Russia, the use of their coat of arms, insignia, emblem and anthem is prohibited during this period, the spokesman said.
The Davis Cup 2022 Finals will feature 16 teams divided into four groups, each with a different host city. The knockout round will then be held at a neutral venue Thursday.
Russia ends the dominant tennis season with victory in the Davis Cup Finals
The Russian Tennis Federation defeated Croatia on December 5 to claim the Davis Cup Final 2021 title and end a very successful year for Russian tennis. No. 2 in the world Daniil Medvedev, who won their first Major title at the US Open in September, led Russia to their first victory in the event since 2007.
The RTF men’s team also won the ATP Cup in January, while the women’s team won the Billie Jean King Cup in November. The nation also won three medals – one gold and two silver – at the tennis event. at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
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Karen Khachanov won silver in men’s singles. Meanwhile, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev defeated Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev in the all-Russian mixed doubles gold medal match.
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