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Wimbledon has STRIPED ranking points from ATP as the Tour cites the ‘discrimination’ of the Russian and Belarusian player bans

WIMBLEDON have STRIPED their ranking points from the ATP Tour for this summer’s tournament.

The grass court Grand Slam has made the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the event due to the invasion of Ukraine which begins on June 27th.

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Novak Djokovic is the reigning Wimbledon champion but will not receive any ranking points for the 2022 tournament[/caption]

But after much debate, the men’s tennis tour has now decided to take all points away from the event.

The ATP said: “The opportunity for players of any nationality to compete in tournaments based on merit and without discrimination is fundamental to our tour.”

And that call was quickly followed by the ITF scrap sites for the junior and wheelchair events at SW19.

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Aila Slisco

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