Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev writes THIS message on camera after winning the match

Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev shared a message against the on going Russia-Ukraine war, after winning a semi-final match at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.

In a clip from the match going viral on the Internet, Andrey can be seen approaching to the camera with a marker and wrote “No war please” on a camera.

The world No. 7 Russian tennis player, pleaded for peace with his short special message on the camera after defeating Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in semifinal match. With his win he has now entered the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

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A day earlier, the 24-year-old Rublev had reportedly explained his stance in an interview.

“In these moments you realise that my match is not important. It’s not about my match, how it affects me. Because what’s happening is much more terrible,” Rublev said. “You realise how important it is to have peace in the world and to respect each other no matter what and to be united… We should take care of our earth and of each other. This is the most important thing,” he added to his statement.

Apart from him, many other sports persons from both Russia and Ukraine have opposed the war in their individual statements. The soon to be world No. 1 tennis player Daniil Medvedev from Russia has also expressed his despair with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying that he wants peace.\

Several Russian and Ukrainian athletes in various sports have spoken about the invasion, with Russian football player, Fyodor Smolov, posting a black screen to Instagram, and captioning it, “No to war.” Smolov, who has played 45 times for the national side, also posted a broken heart and a Ukrainian flag.

Russian tennis players Elena Vesnina and Karen Khachanov wrote ‘HET BONHE’ — no war — on Instagram, with the latter including Russian and Ukrainian flags, according to 7news.com.au.

Former top-five tennis player in both singles and doubles, Russia’s Nadia Petrova, also called for peace with an image of a bird perched on a military vehicle.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian tennis player Dayana Yastremska, ranked 120th in the world in singles, is reportedly leaving her country after spending two nights in underground shelters. The 21-year-old posted an image of herself and her sister preparing to leave Ukraine.

“After spending two nights in the underground parking, my parents made a decision at any cost to send me and my little sister out of Ukraine,” the 21-year-old wrote. “Mum, dad, we love you very much, take care of yourself!!! I love you my country! Ukrainians take care of your lives.”

She had earlier written of the “pain and fear” when the invasion had started.

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