Wimbledon loses ranking points following Russia, Belarus ban

Reuters
Bangalore, India Updated: Jun 24, 2022, 05:46 PM(IST)

Wimbledon will be held from June 27-July 10 this year. Photograph:( AFP )

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The move by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is the first time players have been banned on grounds of nationality since the immediate post-World War Two era when German and Japanese players were excluded.

Wimbledon will be stripped of ranking points over its decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from competing at the 2022 Championships due to Moscow`s invasion of Ukraine, the men`s ATP Tour said on Friday.

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The move by the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is the first time players have been banned on grounds of nationality since the immediate post-World War Two era when German and Japanese players were excluded.

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