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Matters for Russians: Khachanov provokes Azerbaijani government wrath after political message



Karen Khachanov stars on the covers of Europe after his political message after his victory over Sebastian Korda sparked the ire of the Azerbaijan government, which called for him to be excluded from the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. Return to

of Russian Tennis Federation (FTR) Removed this Tuesday’s Irons from appeal Azerbaijani Armenian-born Russian tennis player sanctions Karen Khachanov For supporting Nagorno Karabakh at the Australian Open.

“Nonsense, don’t worry about it.” FTR Chairman Samir Tarpyshev, quoted by Sports Express, said: “puncture” A Russian tennis player.

Russian captain davis cup later expressed in these words Azerbaijan demanded sanctions from the International Tennis Federation Khachanov.

Khachanov the current No. 20 advanced to the semi-finals this Monday australian open After his rival, the American Sebastian Korda (31), to the left wrist injury When the score looked 7-6(5), 6-3, 3-0, it was in favor of the Muscovites.

at the end of the match Round 32 and Round 16 The Russian tennis player wrote a statement in favor of the television cameras. blocked armenian by Azerbaijan in the disputed territory Nagorno Karabakh.

“Artsakh (Armenian name of Nagorno-Karabakh), continue! ” And there was a tennis player’s message, ‘Don’t lose faith, be strong Artsakh!’

In a subsequent statement Khachanov He explained that he wanted to support Armenian As a way of honoring their roots.

“I am a Russian citizen. I represent Russia, but my father and mother have blood on their side Armenia. I wanted to support them in some way, give them faith and power the athlete told the portal Sports.ru.

Azerbaijan has long been locked December Rachin Corridor, the only route between Armenia and Nagorno Karaba guarded by the Russian army.

Armenia is home to approximately 120,000 Armenians Karabakh They are suffering a humanitarian crisis because of that blockade.

Source: Biobiochile

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