Ukraine's best tennis player refused to shake hands with his Russian opponent at the tournament. Video
Ukraine's first-ranked player Alexei Krutykh did not welcome representative of the Russian Federation Alexander Shevchenko in a qualifier at the ATP 1000 series primetime tournament in Rome. The duel ended in a 4-6, 2-6 defeat for the 23-year-old from Kyiv.
After the last draw, Krutykh came up to the judge and shook his hand. Then the Ukrainian turned around and went to his things, ignoring his opponent.
It should be noted that Alexey became the first tennis player from our country in 14 months to participate in the qualifying for the Masters.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, March 6, the second racket of Ukraine, Marta Kostyuk, after winning the tournament ATX Open in Austin, USA, did not greet her opponent - Varvara Gracheva from Moscow. The episode occurred immediately after Kostyuk won the final meeting.
Afterwards, Duma deputy Svetlana Zhurova said that Kostyuk did not shake hands with the Russian woman allegedly because Ukrainian athletes are hostages of the state.
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