Wimbledon was hailed as a “class act” on Friday after the tournament agreed to award £ 10 million in prizes to the 620 players who would have entered the tournament if it had not been canceled.
The All England Club said that based on the world rankings, 224 players who would participate in the qualifications will each receive £ 12,500 while the 256 players who would participate in the main tournaments will receive £ 25,000.
In doubles, it will be £ 6,250, for wheelchair events, the sum would be £ 6,000 per player, with £ 5,000 for quad competitors.
Wimbledon, which was due to organize its finals this weekend, was canceled for the first time since World War II in April due to the coronavirus crisis.
“Just when you thought you couldn’t love @Wimbledon anymore ….” tweeted the British Marcus Willis, who reached the second round in 2016, where he lost to Roger Federer.
Here are some other reactions to Wimbledon’s incredible gesture: