Wimbledon: ATP & WTA strip ranking points from Grand Slam over ban for Russians and Belarusians
The world number one Novak Djokovic, who won the men’s title last year, will lose 2,000 points if he does not win this year. He is now 680 points ahead of Russian Daniel Medvedev.
Players will not receive ranking points at Wimbledon following the decision to boycott Russian and Belarusian players from the competition.
However, events outside of Wimbledon, such as Queens and Eastbourne, have maintained their own ratings.
As of June 27, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) will not award ratings points to youth events and wheelchairs at Wimbledon.
The All-England Lawn Tennis Club said in a statement that he was “deeply disappointed” and said he was exploring his options.
“We believe these decisions are disproportionate to the unique and extreme circumstances of this situation. And also the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
The ATP decision means Serbian men’s champion Novak Djokovic will lose the No. 1 status in the world.
Djokovic, a six-time English champion, will not be able to maintain the 2,000 points he won last year. He is just 680 points ahead of his nearest rival, Daniel Medvedev.
Djokovic said he “has nothing to add” until it is approved. He said this ahead of the announcement.
Announcing the move, the ATP said: “If left untreated, this unilateral decision [from Wimbledon] would set a detrimental precedent for the rest of the round.
British Culture Minister Nadine Doris called earlier this week on the heads of the WTA and WTA. “Not to impose sanctions on AELTC”, saying it would “send the completely wrong message to Putin and the Ukrainian people”.
Wimbledon chiefs consulted with the UK government before announcing their decision to ban the players.
The Tennis Association later joined Wimbledon in removing players from the national championship. A situation that drew criticism from many players.
In a speech at Roland Garros, Medvedev, ranked second in the world, said there were “a lot of mistakes” behind the decision.
The US Open champion added that he would make the decision and would not consider legal action to overturn it.
Players from both countries can participate in tennis matches, including the upcoming French Open, but not under their flag.