Following the choice to deduct rating factors from the Grand Slams in response to the match banning Russian and Belarusian gamers following the invasion of Ukraine, John Isner admits he’s “not that stoked” about enjoying Wimbledon.
The ATP has declared that there will probably be no rating factors on this yr’s Grand Slam competitors, a month after Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian gamers from competing. Wimbledon responded to the ATP’s choice on Friday, stating that the suspension will stay in place.
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“I positively stand with the ATP”- John Isner
Isner gained the longest tennis match in historical past at Wimbledon in 2010, an 11-hour and five-minute marathon, however misplaced 26-24 to Kevin Anderson within the remaining set of their semi-final 4 years in the past. “Proper now, honestly, I’m not that stoked about Wimbledon. I’d simply present up on Saturday and possibly I’ll play Monday and see what occurs. As a result of our forex on tour is factors,” Isner said after advancing to the second spherical of the French Open on Sunday.
“We play for that to maintain our rating excessive, to maneuver up our rating. It places numerous strain on you to attempt to construct your rating or keep your rating. You’re not going to have that this yr. So I believe in a way some gamers will probably be enjoying fairly free on the market as a result of we don’t have that menace of, you understand, of not bettering your rating occurring,” John Isner added.
Though he disagreed with Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian gamers, the American was hesitant to criticise the ATP for withholding factors. “I’m not saying the ATP has made a fallacious choice, however we would favor to be enjoying with factors. However I positively stand with the ATP within the sense that I consider these gamers needs to be enjoying. They don’t have something to do with the invasion occurring. The entire world simply desires this to come back to an finish by some means. It stinks that it’s interfered with sports activities,” he mentioned.
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