Murray on Wimbledon pts. : ‘Everyone still playing’

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Andy Murray stated on Monday the choice to strip Wimbledon of its ranking points was not a “nice transfer” by the ATP and WTA Excursions.

Wimbledon had its rating factors taken away by the lads’s ATP and girls’s WTA after the grasscourt main opted to exclude gamers from Russia and Belarus due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Eradicating the factors, if it would not cease gamers from taking part in then I do not assume it is an awesome transfer from the ATP,” Murray informed reporters after shifting into the second spherical of the Surbiton Trophy grasscourt occasion.

“They’ve taken factors away — everybody’s nonetheless displaying up.

“My perception is Wimbledon will go forward and have an especially sturdy participant subject.”

Banning Russian and Belarusian gamers from this yr’s championships was the one viable choice underneath the steerage offered by the British authorities, the All England Garden Tennis Membership stated final month when asserting the choice.

“I do not imagine there’s anybody on the ATP that helps what’s occurring in Ukraine,” Murray stated.

“I believe they’re making an attempt to guard the gamers the perfect they will and that is the choice that they’ve taken. Some gamers are fantastic with the choice however I believe the vast majority of them weren’t,” he added.

“I spoke to among the Russian gamers in Madrid and I really feel for these gamers as nicely. I like them and I am pals with them and I do not imagine they’re in favour of what is occurring [in Ukraine] both.”

Murray stated final week that Wimbledon would never feel like an “exhibition event.”

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