Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi is weighing up a ban on Russian players from entering the country for the Italian Open.
Corriere Della Sera reported Draghi was still undecided about allowing players from Russia and Belarus to compete at the tournament, which starts on May 2.
The newspaper said the Prime Minister was considering the exclusion of top men’s singles players like Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev.
The WTA has suggested it could place sanctions against Wimbledon and the Lawn Tennis Association for its ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes.
The All England Club announced the ban on players from these countries due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine on April 20.