Ukraine star Sergiy Stakhovsky rages at ATP Wimbledon action – ‘On the side of murderers’

Ukraine star Sergiy Stakhovsky rages at ATP Wimbledon action – ‘On the side of murderers’

The statement in full read: “The ability for players of any nationality to enter tournaments based on merit, and without discrimination, is fundamental to our Tour. The decision by Wimbledon to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing in the UK this summer undermines this principle and the integrity of the ATP Ranking system.

“It is also inconsistent with our Rankings agreement. Absent a change in circumstances, it is with great regret and reluctance that we see no option but to remove ATP Ranking points from Wimbledon for 2022.

“Our rules and agreements exist in order to protect the rights of players as a whole. Unilateral decisions of this nature, if unaddressed, set a damaging precedent for the rest of the Tour. Discrimination by individual tournaments is simply not viable on a Tour that operates in more than 30 countries.

Published at Fri, 20 May 2022 20:16:58 +0000