Shamil Tarpischev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation mocks Wimbledon over the stripping of points with a sassy statement

Shamil Tarpischev, president of the currently suspended Russian Tennis Federation takes a dig at the Wimbledon for losing its ranking points this year.

Shamil Tarpischev mocks Wimbledon
Shamil Tarpischev mocks Wimbledon

Shamil Tarpischev, former Russian Pro and currently the President of the suspended Russian Tennis Federation is one of the many rejoiced people over hearing the latest decision taken by ATP and WTA with regard to the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

With the LTA and Wimbledon remaining adamant on their decision to not allow Russian and Belarusian players to play in the UK this Grasscourt season, the ATP and WTA have decided to strip the Wimbledon of all of the ranking points it holds for this year that making the Grand Slam nothing but a very high-paying exhibition event which even if skipped by players, will do no harm, other than all the points of the 2021 Wimbledon being dropped causing quite some changes in the rankings.

The decision by ATP and WTA comes in support of the Russian and Belarusian players and despite the rankings taking a massive hit for players who made deep runs last Wimbledon, the two tennis associations found it was the most balanced decision going forward in order to keep it an even field. The decision was wholeheartedly welcomed by Tarpischev who said, “It’s very nice that the organization (ATP/WTA/ITF) is on the interest of athletes,” as per Sports Express.

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Daniil Medvedev could become the World No. 1 after Wimbledon 2022

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

While the Wimbledon has certainly taken a big hit, the worst is yet to come for them as due to the decision by ATP, current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic who won the Championships last year, will lose all of his 2000 ranking points and will plummet down the rankings to World No. 3 provided he reaches Wimbledon as the top-ranked player.

Replacing him will be current World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev who is likely to restart his campaign at the top of the rankings having spent 2 weeks at the top earlier this season. While Wimbledon was looking to restrict and ban Russians, their decision will be ultimately leading to a Russian player climbing the top of the rankings, quite the irony.

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