Current world No. 2 tennis player, Daniil Medvedev, and other Russian tennis athletes will be excluded from participating at Wimbledon in June.

Medvedev will miss the season's third Grand Slam.

According to personnel acquainted with the decision, the tennis tournament held annually at the All England Club in London will veer off from the majority of the tennis world by barring Russians from participating.

Russian tennis players have been permitted to play on the ATP and WTA Tours since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war in February.

British sports minister Nigel Huddleston urged in March that Medvedev and his Russian tennis colleagues be denied entry to Wimbledon unless they could prove to the authorities that they were not on Putin's side.

It's uncertain whether the suspension will also extend to Belarusian athletes, who have been prohibited from prior athletic tournaments due to the country's close relations with Russia.

The All England Club's press office did not respond to an email sent after business hours. Medvedev's IMG agent, Olivier van Lindonk, could not be asked for comment promptly.

As Vladimir Putin's force proceeds to advance on Ukraine, Wimbledon will be the next global sporting event to bar Russians from competing.

Russian teams and participants were barred from contending in the Paralympics and many other huge international sporting events after the IOC suggested banning Russian athletes from international competition in late February.

The Russian soccer team has been disqualified for the men's World Cup later this year, while earlier this week, Russian and Belarusian runners were excluded from the Boston Marathon.

Both countries have also been barred from competing in team events such as the Davis Cup and the Billie Jean King Cup.

Tennis players from Russia and Belarus have been permitted to continue playing, but they are not permitted to do so under their country's name or flag.

The ATP and WTA also canceled a joint event scheduled for October in Moscow. According to reports, the French Open, the next Grand Slam on the timetable, has no intentions to bar Russians or Belarusians from competing next month.

There are three other Russian male players in the top 100 apart from Medvedev, who was the world's top-ranked in the men's ranking earlier this year.

Last year's grand prize at Wimbledon was $45.5 million. Each of the men's and women's singles winners received around $2.2 million.