Exhibition match between Russians Daniel Medvedevnumber one in the ATP rating, and Andrew Rublevthe seventh, tentatively scheduled for March 21 in Mexico City, has been postponed to March 20, 2023Organizers reported Sunday. “Because of all the current conditions in the world, and Considering all parties involved, organizing Tennis Showdown Mexico (along with the players), we have decided that it is not the time to implement this show game.”The directors explained in a press release.
In the statement, it was confirmed that Medvedev and Rublev promised to play this duel in 2023 because they are “excited to come to Mexico City”. The Russian invasion of Ukraine since February 24 has led to various sanctions And expelled Russian athletes in various competitions, which could have been the reason for the postponement.
This is the second delay suffered by the so-called “Tennis Showdown Mexico”, which was originally scheduled to be played in September 2021. In a confrontation between Rublev and Austrian Dominic Thiem, who canceled the match due to an injury to his right wrist. The notice board on March 21, which will be held in the Mexico City Arena, will also include the participation of Mexican tennis players, Among them the mixed doubles match between Renata Zaraza and Santiago Gonzalez stands out against Giuliana Olmos and Gerardo Lopez.
The friendly match between the Russians will continue with the tennis match in Mexico, which in recent weeks witnessed the Acapulco Open, which was won by Spaniard Rafael Nadal.; The WTA Zapopan Championships, in which American Sloan Stebbins prevailed, and the WTA Monterrey Open, in which Canada’s Leila Fernandez won. In addition, on Spanish Saturday Fernando Verdasco, semi-finalist at the 2009 Australian Open, defeated India’s Priniesh Guneswaran To win the ATP Challenge in Monterrey.
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