RIA Novosti: Medvedev and Khachanov removed Russian flags from Instagram due to threats


Russian tennis players Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov were forced to remove Russian flags from their Instagram accounts under threat of being banned from the tour, informs RIA Novosti with reference to source in ATP.

First the Russian flag was removed from the description of the page on the social network by Medvedev, who this week officially became the first racket of the world, did it today and Khachanov, who also removed the flag of Armenia.

On March 1, the ATP and WTA decided not to deprive Russian athletes of the right to participate in competitions, but Russians can only participate in tournaments in a neutral status.

President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpischev previously announced the decision Medvedev forced measure.

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