Rafael Nadal, member of the ATP Player Council, did not want to say anything about the idea of not awarding points for the ranking in Wimbledon.
However, the British “Telegraph” feared that Wimbledon could be demoted to a “show event” if ATP points were waived.
Nadal: ‘See what actions we take’
The 2,000 points that can be reached in a Grand Slam event are “really important and we have to go to these tournaments,” Nadal explained recently. The Spaniard described it as “very unfair” that the organizers of the All England Lawn Tennis Club imposed a starting ban as a result of the war in Ukraine. “So we’ll have to see what action we take.”
Todd Woodbridge dispelled fears that a large number of professionals would not participate if there were no points for the world rankings. “I would be surprised if, given the amount of prize money being offered, many players decided not to play in Wimbledon,” said the nine-time (!) Wimbledon doubles champion to “Wide World of Sports”.
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