“I have tried to follow what is happening because I have no decisions to make. It is now about Wimbledon itself, the ATP, maybe the British government is involved,” said the Russian, who will return to action in Geneva after he spent the last six weeks recovering from hernia surgery, told reporters on Sunday.
“It’s a tricky situation and like any situation in life, if you ask 100 players, everyone will have a different opinion.
“(When) you show a tennis ball to 100 people, I’m sure some of them will say it’s green and not yellow. I think it’s yellow. (But) if someone tells me it’s green, go I don’t want to come into conflict with this person.”
Medvedev, who lost to Nadal in the Australian Open final in January, missed the start of the European clay court season as he had to skip events in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome while he recovered his fitness.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) banned players from the two countries from participating in Wimbledon this year in response to what Russia calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Belarus was an important staging area for the invasion.
The AELTC said it made the decision after discussions with the British government.
US Open champion Medvedev said he remained hopeful that the AELTC would make a late turnaround in its decision.
“I don’t know if this decision is 100% and it’s over (for me),” he said.
“If I can play, I’ll be happy to play at Wimbledon. I love this tournament. If I can’t play — well, I’m going to try and play other tournaments and prepare well for next year if I can. have the chance to play.”