How the ATP could punish Wimbledon for their Russian ban – RT Sport News

Men’s tennis bosses are reportedly set to hit back at Britain’s grass court showpiece

Reports from the UK indicate that the ATP are set to strip Wimbledon of their ranking points after imposing a ban on Russian and Belarusian players – a step that could be mirrored by the WTA Women’s.

The move would significantly escalate a row that erupted after Wimbledon organizers All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced on April 20 that Russian and Belarusian stars would not be welcome at this year’s edition of the Grand Slam due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Wimbledon is already an outlier in the tennis world due to its anti-Russian sanctions, but what would the potentially punitive ATP response mean for the tournament?

We examine some of the key questions surrounding the problem.


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