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Shapovalov finds fault with Wimbledon and ATP decisions

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Shapovalov finds fault with Wimbledon and ATP decisions

The ATP and WTA have taken away Wimbledon’s ranking points after it banned players from Russia and Belarus

Sudipto Ganguly

Denis Shapovalov is against the Wimbledon ban on Russian and Belarusian players, but he also disagrees with the tennis governing bodies’ decision to strip the grass court Grand Slam of ranking points, the Canadian world No.15 said.

The men’s ATP and women’s WTA last week took away ranking points from Wimbledon after its organisers decided to exclude players from Russia and Belarus in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ranking points determine a player’s ability to enter tennis events and receive seedings, so stripping them from Wimbledon effectively reduces the event to an exhibition tournament...

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