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ATP punishes Wimbledon for Russian ban

RT.com
21 May 2022, 04:13 GMT+10

The men's tennis tour announced the step on Friday

Men's tennis tour the ATP has announced it will strip Wimbledon of rankings points at this year's tournament after the grass court Grand Slam banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing.

The ATP announced the move in a statement on Friday, saying: "The ability for players of any nationality to enter tournaments based on merit, and without discrimination, is fundamental to our tour.

"The decision by Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing in the UK this summer undermines this principle and the integrity of the ATP Ranking system.

"It is also inconsistent with our rankings agreement. Absent a change in circumstances, it is with great regret and reluctance that we see no option but to remove ATP Ranking points from Wimbledon for 2022."

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