Ukrainian Tennis Federation whistle destroyed after Russian attack: ‘everything blown away’

Federação de Tênis da Ucrânia

Ukrainian Tennis Federation Images released to show the devastation at his training center in the city irpinduring the attacks by Russia Feather Ukraine, A video posted on youtube Old pictures of the organization showed tennis players practicing and people walking through open corridors surrounded by trees. After this, scenes of sports and serenity are replaced by photographs of the current state of the place.

Seven downtown blocks, as well as all infrastructure, were gutted. “It was our goal to create a center that would be part of federation, which can develop players and host tournaments. It has proven to be incredibly successful. Now, there is nothing, everything is swept away and destroyed.” Evgeny ZukinIn an interview with the unit’s Vice President and Executive Director, International Tennis Federation (ITF) website.

The attack happened a few weeks ago, when no one was left in the whistle. some employees ran away Poland And Germanywhile others chose to remain in Ukraine, ZukinIn return, is Portugalwhere he was recently exposed to images of the destruction of the complex, after days of imagining the extent of the damage.

“It’s something like, there’s no way to have good feelings when we pause to analyze what’s happening in this area. However, when we saw the pictures, we were devastated.” This is not surprising given the fight that took place. In some pictures you can see the tank track. One of our gardeners took pictures of the centre, but he is not safe there. There are still unexploded bombs on the tennis courts.”

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even exiled, Zukin The Federation continues to exercise its administrative functions, not least because Ukrainian tennis players are participating in competitions normally. in a recent controversy for Billie Jean King Cup, team formed by Dayana Yastremska, katrina zavatska more sisters Nadia And Lyudmila Kichenok the country represented and was eliminated by the hosts of We,

“I am very grateful to Dayana Yastremska for having signed up and canceling a WTA event in Istanbul in a short time to play for the team. She was the leader of this team, and the other players were amazing too, ending up from the United States. Keep fighting till,” Zukin said. “Everyone who took part in our Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers is a hero.”

Team appearance was used to include other teams, sponsors, fans, and even the team itself. Billie Jean King Donate to Initiative tennis for peacewhich has raised more than US$1 million to provide humanitarian aid Ukraine, “The most important thing is to help those in need” Ukraine, Assembling a team may not have been a possibility, but I’m so glad we did. , Zukin,

Watch the video released by the federation below.

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