GSP Article – Friday, May 20, 2022, 9:30 PM / Updated Friday, May 20, 2022 10:03 PM
- The 2022 edition of Wimbledon is scheduled for June 27 to July 10
On March 20, Wimbledon decided to ban tennis players from Russia and Belarus from participating in the “All England Club”, which caused great controversy in the tennis world. The ATP, which has sided with athletes from the start, announced today that no points will be awarded for matches based on discrimination.
ATP: “There is no other option but to remove the dots”
“Our competition is based on the ability of players of any nationality to compete on the basis of merit and without discrimination.
This is also contrary to our ranking agreement, With no change in circumstances, there is no other option but to remove the points in the ATP rankings at Wimbledon 2022 with great regret and reluctance.“, ATP members said.
Our condemnation of Russia’s catastrophic occupation of Ukraine is beyond doubt. Steps were taken to immediately suspend the ATP tournament in Moscow, and Russian and Belarusian athletes were asked to compete in the round under the neutral flag.
In parallel, we continue to provide humanitarian support to Ukraine, along with other tennis forums, and provide direct financial assistance to many affected athletes.
In addition, the ITF announced that it would pick up points for junior Grand Slams and wheelchair tennis players.
What does the ATP decision mean?
ATP’s decision is about the Wimbledon men’s competition. Basically, Nadal, Djokovic or Algaris will only play for cash prizes.
This decision is one that most players will be dissatisfied with because they will lose the points they accumulated when Novak Djokovic won the tournament last year.
What prizes will be at Wimbledon
- Winner – 2,000,000 euros
- Final – 1,060,500 euros
- Semi-final – 550,000 euros
- “Quarters” – 354,000 euros
- “Optimi” – 213,000 euros
- Round 3 – 135,000 euros
- Round 2 – 88,000 euros
- Round 1 – 56,000 euros
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