With the tournament fast approaching, controversy and tension increase at Wimbledon due to the tennis players’ complaints and their fear of falling in the rankings.
US Open’s decision to allow Russians and Belarusians to play leaves Wimbledon as the only Grand Slam to have vetoed players from these countries and only in the face of criticism from tennis players, the main victims of this.
players love Matteo Berrettini, Novak Djokovic and Karolina Pliskova They will be the big victims of the Wimbledon decision, which tried to avoid an apology to the Russian regime and managed to irritate tennis players and cause inequalities in the rankings.
With New York refusing to follow in London’s footsteps, only the All England Club will close its doors to Russians and Belarusians, in a decision that led to the ATP reducing the delivery of points to players.
“It’s unfair,” exclaimed Berrettini, who is defending the title at Queen’s this week and will fall below the top 20 at the end of Wimbledon.
The transalpine, current number thirteen in the world, has been absent from the circuit for three months due to a hand injury and in the most important period for his ranking – he defends 1,700 points between Queen’s and Wimbledon – the ATP and the veto Russian prevent him from defending 1,200.
Something similar will happen to Djokovic, who has in his hands the 2,000 points he amassed last year when he lifted his sixth Grand Slam on grass.
The Serb, who gave up number one on Monday in favor of Daniil Medvedev, will lose all the loot next July 11 and fall, as expected, to seventh place in the rankings. Its worst position since August 2018.
The quarter-final defeat at Roland Garros already caused him to stop the count of weeks as number one at 373, but now the punishment may be much greater.
Is it serious, Wimbledon?
The bleeding doesn’t stop there. The 2021 semi-finalists, Denis Shapovalov and Hubert Hurkacz they will drop 720 points, which could mean a drop of ten and five places respectively.
Hungarian Márton Fucsovics, quarter-finalist, will lose more than 30% of his points and drop from the top 60 to the top 100.
“Is it serious? I will lose 60 places. Thank you very much ATP”Fucsovics stayed after learning of the decision from the ATP.
On the women’s side, with reigning champion Ashleigh Barty now retired, Karolina Pliskova will be the hardest hit. The Czech will drop out of the top 10 and fall further into the top 15. In the case of Viktorija Golubic, who finished fourth at Wimbledon, his ranking will drop around 40 places after points are deducted.
The decision that Wimbledon made a few weeks ago, which was only supported by the British tournaments themselves, which were not affected by the ATP measure, will have a significant impact on some tennis players.
For the moment, none of them has given up participating in the third Grand Slam of the season for lack of points. The prize pool, which will distribute a total of 40 million pounds (42 billion pesos), with 50,000 pounds (53 million pesos) to play in the first round, contributes to this.
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