Wimbledon situation 'lose-lose' right now, says McEnroe

31/5/2022 4:06:00 PM

Wimbledon situation 'lose-lose' right now, says McEnroe

Wimbledon situation 'lose-lose' right now, says McEnroe

PARIS : Tennis great John McEnroe said Wimbledon was wrong to ban Russian and Belarusian players after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine but wished the sport's governing bodies had not retaliated by stripping the Grand Slam of ranking points.The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which organises the grassco

PARIS : Tennis great John McEnroe said Wimbledon was wrong to ban Russian and Belarusian players after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine but wished the sport's governing bodies had not retaliated by stripping the Grand Slam of ranking points.The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which organises the grasscourt major, decided to ban players from the two countries for this year's championships due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a 'special operation'.

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LinkedIn PARIS : Tennis great John McEnroe said Wimbledon was wrong to ban Russian and Belarusian players after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine but wished the sport's governing bodies had not retaliated by stripping the Grand Slam of ranking points.A live screening of the Champions League final caused over 3,000 Real Madrid and Liverpool fans to flock to the Festive Plaza of Our Tampines Hub.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.There has been online debate on whether teachers have been losing authority over their students.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), which organises the grasscourt major, decided to ban players from the two countries for this year's championships due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a 'special operation'. Belarus has been a key staging area for the invasion. Throngs of football fans filled all three levels of the Festive Plaza. The AELTC decision was described as 'discriminatory' by the men's ATP and the women's WTA and in response they have removed the ranking points for next month's tournament. "They've taken points away - everyone's still showing up. Banning Russian and Belarusian players from this year's championships was the only viable option under the guidance provided by the British government, the AELTC said last month. With no more crowd restrictions, a sea of fans in red shirts blanketed the entire area during the community live screening. McEnroe, who claimed three of his seven Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, said there was no winner in the tussle. I remember how students wouldn't even tell their parents when we got slapped, because our parents respected the fact that our teachers disciplined us," Shotam wrote.

"It was a mistake (to ban Russian and Belarusian players). Fans even broke out in song, belting out"You'll Never Walk Alone" by Gerry and The Pacemakers, which is an iconic song among Liverpool fans. "I don't believe there's anyone at the ATP that supports what's happening in Ukraine," Murray said. I know that it's a very horrible, tricky, terrible situation, obviously, in Ukraine," the 63-year-old told Reuters. "And no one else has made that decision. I think there was something with the government? I don't know exactly. "I spoke to some of the Russian players in Madrid and I feel for those players as well. I wish that wasn't what they did. Is this what Singapore has come to?" he asked.

And I wish the ATP and the WTA didn't decide it, say right now no points. "It's like a lose-lose right now. Source: Reuters. Tennis players, we are like a fraternity. We travel the world. And even if we speak different languages, there's a connection. "And perhaps parents today are just trying to protect their children from what they themselves had experienced in school.

And in a small way, it's like a family. And we need to support each other. "It's difficult to see like some of our best players not playing because of something they have nothing to do with. So I hope it is resolved. I don't know. It seems some Reddit users are unaware of how different the student-teacher landscape is today compared to the past.

But it's a bad situation." EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT The Wimbledon ban rules out Russia's men's world number two and U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev and seventh-ranked Andrey Rublev from competing at the June 27-July 10 tournament. Belarusians Aryna Sabalenka, ranked seventh, and former world number one and twice major winner Victoria Azarenka will also miss out. "They defend teachers who are criticised and that means the world for us, really," he wrote.

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. Players will also be unable to defend the points they earned last year at Wimbledon and will drop down the rankings. Japan's four-time major champion Naomi Osaka said last week that she was"not 100 per cent sure" of playing at Wimbledon without the ranking points. "I see all players going to Wimbledon, but that depends on the individual," Eurosport tennis pundit McEnroe added. "The fact that there's no points, I disagree with that, but I don't think that's going to stop people, the players from going to Wimbledon. If caning is required, it would be done in his office with only the child, teachers and his parents involved to safeguard the dignity of the child.

"We'll know in a few weeks, but I would think all the top players that believe they can do well there are going to still play." Source: Reuters .