Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: "Stop the war"

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: "Stop the war"

Daniil Medvedev has become the new world number one thanks to the defeat suffered by Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. The data that certifies the enormous feat accomplished by the Russian concerns the Big Four.

It was 18 years that a tennis player other than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray did not occupy the first position in the world rankings. Medvedev, taking advantage of his popularity, expressed his harsh opinion on the war in Ukraine.

"Today I want to speak for every child in the world. Everyone has dreams, their life has just begun: the first friends, the first great emotions. Everything they hear and see is the first time in their life. This is why I want to ask for peace in the world, between countries.

Children are born with an inner trust in the world, they believe in everything: in people, in love, in security and justice, in their chances. We stay together and show them it's true: every child shouldn't stop dreaming."

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova against the war in Ukraine

Medvedev is not the only Russian athlete who was not afraid to make his position known. In the last few hours, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has also entrusted the response to the Russian invasion to her Twitter account.

"I've been playing tennis since I was a little girl. I have represented Russia all my life. This is my home, my country. But now I'm completely scared, as are my friends and family. But I'm not afraid to make my position known.

I am against war and violence. Personal ambitions or political motivations cannot justify violence. This not only takes the future away from us, but also from our children. I am confused and do not know how to help myself in this situation.

I'm just a tennis player. I do not work in politics, I am not a public figure and I have no experience in this sector. I can only publicly show my disagreement with the decisions made and speak out about them. Stop the violence, stop the war."