ATP condemns Wimbledon’s decision to exclude Russians and Belarusians from tournament, including Medvedev – Eurosport FR

The ATP did not appreciate the very strong decision of Wimbledon at all. In a press release published early Wednesday evening, in response to that published by the All England Club, the professional men’s tennis association made known its position on the exclusion of players of Russian and Belarusian nationality from the next edition of the Grand Grass Slam (27 June – 10 July). “The unilateral decision by Wimbledon and the LTA () to exclude Russian and Belarus players from the UK grass season is unfair and may cause case law for the game,” said let the organization that manages the men’s professional circuit know, before announcing that it would react accordingly to what it considers to be an unfair and discriminatory decision.WimbledonExclusion of the Russians from Wimbledon: Djokovic criticizes a “crazy” decision AT 5 AM “Discrimination based on nationality is a violation of our agreement with Wimbledon. It says that the registration of players is only dependent on the ATP ranking. An answer to this decision will be evaluated…”The WTA also condemns the decisionThe WTA also declared itself “very disappointed” with the announcement made by Wimbledon which it considers “neither fair nor justified”, adding that it too would “evaluate the actions it can take” following this decision. To date, the French Federation (FFT) which organizes Roland-Garros (May 22-June 5) has not planned to exclude Russian and Belarusian players. The American Federation (USTA), which organizes the US Open (August 29-September 11), meanwhile indicated on Wednesday evening that “at the moment, (it) has (was) not made a decision regarding the participation of Russian and Belarusian players” in the 2022 edition of the American Major. Di Pasquale: “It’s terrible to see how the Kosmos Rakuten Davis Cup is sinking”WimbledonWimbledon bans Russians and Belarusians from participating in 2022 edition13 HOURS AGOWimbledonThe ax will fall: Russians and Belarusians soon to be banned from playing?21 HOURS AGO