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Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev fears he may not be able to continue playing because of the war in Ukraine but continues to hold back on his country’s invasion despite doubts over his Wimbledon spot

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Daniil Medvedev admits he does not know how long he will be able to play for with the war raging on in Ukraine.

The world number two continues to reserve his position on the invasion, despite recent comments made by Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston about him and other Russians playing at Wimbledon.

Medvedev – awaiting the winner of Andy Murray’s Miami Open first round match on Thursday night – might have to give some kind of assurance that he is not a supporter of the invasion in order to play at SW19, suggested Huddleston.

Sports minister Nigel Huddleston has indicated Medvedev and other Russian players might have to distance themselves from the invasion in order to play at the Wimbledon tournament

The player would not commit himself either way, saying: ‘Look, I try to take it tournament by tournament. I mean, there are always different rules, regulations in order to play or not to play.

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‘That’s, to be honest, all I have to say. That’s going to be the same with every tournament.

‘So the next one after this one is Monte-Carlo, where this moment I’m a resident, so I love this tournament also.

‘I don’t have any response to Wimbledon. Everybody knows what’s happening, so it’s basically of course impossible to ignore it (the invasion), but I always said everybody has different opinions on different things in the world. I always said I’m for peace.

‘It’s very tough in life to talk what is fair and not fair. So I of course do have my own opinions on different topics, but I prefer to speak about them with my family, with my wife, where we can sometimes disagree but we can discuss.’

Brit Murray was due to meet Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Thursday night.

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