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The ATP will not give points at Wimbledon due to a veto to Russians and Belarusians

AFP

/ 20.05.2022 14:33:16

The ATPwhich manages the men’s professional tennis circuitannounced this Friday that will not distribute any points during the next tournament Wimbledon yes the Russian and Belarusian players are still excluded of it due to the invasion of Ukraine.

“If nothing changes, we are very sorry but we see no other possibility than to withdraw ATP points at Wimbledon for editing 2022“, announced the body in a statement.

The British tournament Grand Slam announced the April 20th your intention to exclude Russian and Belarusian players of the 2022 edition since “in the circumstances of a unjustified military aggression And without precedent, it would be unacceptable for the Russian regime to derive any benefit from the participation of Russian or Belarusian players.”

Wimbledon (June 27-July 10)which is disputed on grass, pointed out that the decision, which received significant criticism in the world of tenniscould be revised “if circumstances radically change between now and June.”

The WTA will not give points at Wimbledon either

The WTAthe organization that runs the women’s pro circuit of tennis, announced this Friday that will not award points in the 2022 edition of Wimbledon Due to the exclusion of the Russian and Belarusian players after the invasion of Ukraine.

“Due to the decision of Wimbledon not to use the classification WTA to decide participation (in the tournament) and decide a partial draw not based on merit, the WTA made the difficult decision to not awarding WTA points at Wimbledon this year“, he wrote in a statement.

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