Daniil Medvedev still hopeful of playing in Wimbledon

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has not given up hope of competing at Wimbledon next month even though tournament organizers have banned Russians and Belarusians from playing at the grass court grand slam due to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

The decision was swiftly condemned by the men's and women's tours and a number of players, with Rafael Nadal calling the ruling "unfair."

Over the past week, there have also been suggestions that Wimbledon could be stripped of its ranking points by the two tours if the ban remains in force -- effectively reducing the world's most famous tennis tournament to an exhibition event.

"I tried to follow what's happening because I don't have any decisions to make. It's right now about Wimbledon itself, the ATP, maybe the British government is involved," the Russian, who will be returning to action in Geneva after spending the last six weeks recovering from a hernia operation, told reporters on Sunday.

"It's a tricky situation and like every situation in life, you ask 100 players, everybody's going to give a different opinion.