“The ability for players of any nationality to participate in tournaments on the basis of merit and without discrimination is fundamental to us,” the ATP said in a statement.
Stars like Daniil Medvedev are not welcome in the grass tournament due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Tennis Association thinks this is unfair. “Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from playing in the UK this summer undermines this principle and the integrity of the ATP ranking system.”
It also doesn’t agree with our agreement.” So the ATP chose to omit all points for the 2022 edition. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will also not distribute points at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon has responded to the news from the ATP and WTA. The Grass Championship asserts that it has “made the only right decision for Wimbledon as a world-famous sporting event”.
“We did not want to compromise the personal safety of the players and their families,” he said. “Participation in an important event like Wimbledon can be very risky.”
“In addition, we don’t want individual successes to be used to turn the Russian propaganda mill. So we are disappointed with the decisions of the ATP and WTA. We are reviewing our options, but we stand by our position,” Wimbledon said.
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