EXCLUSIVE: Revolt brewing amongst males’s tennis gamers over Wimbledon’s determination to ban Russians and Belarussians… with momentum rising to strip SW19 and different UK grass court docket occasions of official rating factors
- ATP tour participant representatives in favour of laborious line over banning of gamers
- Conferences of the ATP hierarchy have been going down in Madrid and in Rome
- Wimbledon stands unbiased from remainder of tour, however ATP personal rating system
- The grass court docket build-up occasions, reminiscent of Queen’s, are an integral a part of the tour
Momentum seems to be rising amongst males’s tennis gamers to strip Wimbledon and different UK grass court docket occasions of official rating factors this summer season.
Participant representatives on the ATP (Affiliation of Tennis Professionals) Tour are, in keeping with educated sources, mentioned to be in favour of taking a tough line over the banning of Russians and Belarussians introduced final month.
Whereas there’s some sympathy with the stress being positioned on the All England Membership by the federal government, at stake is the precept that gamers shouldn’t be barred from competing as a result of sins of their governments.
Momentum seems to be rising amongst males’s tennis gamers to strip Wimbledon of official rating factors this summer season
Participant representatives on the ATP Tour are mentioned to be in favour of taking a tough line over the banning of Russians like Daniil Medvedev (above)
Conferences of the ATP hierarchy have been going down final week in Madrid and over the previous few days in Rome.
These sitting on the Participant Council are mentioned to really feel notably strongly concerning the situation, though a remaining determination isn’t due till later this week.
Whereas Wimbledon stands unbiased from the remainder of the tour, the ATP owns the rating system that operates yr spherical. If no factors have been provided it may successfully cut back the SW19 fortnight to the standing of highly-paid exhibition.
The grass court docket build-up occasions, such because the Cinch Championships at Queen’s Membership, are an integral a part of the tour and may anticipate a punishment for going in opposition to the coverage of letting Russians and Belarussians play with impartial standing.
The grass court docket build-up occasions, such because the Cinch Championships at Queen’s Membership, are an integral a part of the tour
It had been anticipated these tournaments, owned by the Garden Tennis Affiliation, would obtain a advantageous. Rating level deductions would escalate the dispute and see many gamers choose to go and play at concurrent grass court docket occasions in Europe. Some might be very sad with that end result.
In line with sources the ATP is eager to behave in live performance with its feminine counterparts, the WTA Tour. So there could also be extra machinations behind the scenes earlier than a agency approach ahead is established.
The least the affected gamers will obtain is rating safety.