Removing ranking points from Wimbledon not a great move says Murray

31/5/2022 2:30:00 AM

Removing ranking points from Wimbledon not a great move says Murray

Removing ranking points from Wimbledon not a great move says Murray

Britain's twice Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said on Monday the decision to strip the Grand Slam of its ranking points was not a 'great move' by the ATP and WTA Tours.Wimbledon had its ranking points taken away by the men's ATP and women's WTA after the grasscourt major opted to exclude players from Rus

LinkedIn Britain's twice Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said on Monday the decision to strip the Grand Slam of its ranking points was not a"great move" by the ATP and WTA Tours.LinkedIn LONDON: Russia appears to have suffered devastating losses amongst mid- and junior-ranking officers in its conflict with Ukraine, raising the prospect of weaker military effectiveness in future, Britain's defence ministry said on Monday (May 30).Copy to clipboard https://str.Brigade and battalion commanders were probably deploying to the most dangerous positions while junior officers have had to lead low-level tactical actions, the ministry said on Twitter in its latest Defence Intelligence update.

Wimbledon had its ranking points taken away by the men's ATP and women's WTA after the grasscourt major opted to exclude players from Russia and Belarus because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a 'special operation'."Removing the points, if it doesn't stop players from playing then I don't think it's a great move from the ATP," Murray told reporters after moving into the second round of the Surbiton Trophy grasscourt event."With multiple credible reports of localised mutinies amongst Russia's forces in Ukraine, a lack of experienced and credible platoon and company commanders is likely to result (in) a further decrease in morale and continued poor discipline," it said."They've taken points away - everyone's still showing up."With multiple credible reports of localised mutinies amongst Russia's forces in Ukraine, a lack of experienced and credible platoon and company commanders is likely to result (in) a further decrease in morale and continued poor discipline," it said."My belief is Wimbledon will go ahead and have an extremely strong player field."More immediately, battalion tactical groups which are being reconstituted in Ukraine from survivors of multiple units are likely to be less effective due to a lack of junior leaders," it said." Banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year's championships was the only viable option under the guidance provided by the British government, organisers the All England Lawn Tennis Club said last month when announcing the decision.REUTERS Related topics.

"I don't believe there's anyone at the ATP that supports what's happening in Ukraine," Murray said.Related:.Russian forces a key city in Ukraine's southeastern Donbas region, which Moscow is targeting having failed to take the capital Kyiv early in the war."I think they're trying to protect the players the best they can and that's the decision that they've taken.Some players are fine with the decision but I think the majority of them were not," he added."I spoke to some of the Russian players in Madrid and I feel for those players as well.I like them and I'm friends with them and I don't believe they're in favour of what's happening (in Ukraine) either.

" Murray said last week that Wimbledon would never feel like an 'exhibition event'.Source: Reuters.

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UK says Russia suffers devastating losses among lower ranked officers

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