Four people with Russian flags were detained at the Australian Open after Rublev’s match
Australian police detained four fans with Russian flags after the Australian Open match. It is reported by Reuters.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, January 25, after the match of the 1/4 finals of the tournament, in which the Russian Andrei Rublev met with the Serb Novak Djokovic. The citizenship of the detainees is not specified. The police are said to be interrogating them.
Rublev lost to Djokovic in three sets with a score of 2:6, 2:6, 4:6 and ended his performance in the tournament. The game lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Earlier, the Australian Tennis Federation banned fans from bringing Russian and Belarusian flags to the stands due to complaints from Ukrainian spectators. The organizers recalled that initially fans from Russia and Belarus could bring flags, but they were forbidden to wave them so as not to interfere with other fans.
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