‘He did the morally right thing’ British No. 1 Cameron Norrie supports Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian players

Cameron Norrie the old world number 10 and the current English number 1 will enter Wimbledon 2022 as the ninth seed. Even though Norrie didn’t make it through the third round, he still hoped to do better. As a result, the field lost some strength in terms of Russian and Belarusian participants. Wimbledon, although many players were criticized for banning on the basis of nationality, AELTC He continued with his decisions and was penalized for being stripped of Wimbledon standings as a result.

This was an unprecedented event in tennis history and caused a great divide among players who thought the decision was right or wrong, but almost everyone seems to agree on this. ATP and WTA it didn’t do any better either, as its decisions affected everyone’s rankings. Norrie put forward the defense of Wimbledon at the press conference. said: “I think it was definitely a tough decision. They did the morally right thing. I like that they showed that pretty clearly.”

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Cameron Norrie feels sorry for the Russian players.

Cameron Norrie
Cameron Norrie

Norrie said that while he supports Wimbledon’s decision, he sympathizes with his Russian colleagues as the world’s No. Daniel Medvedev and Andrey Rublev, who has the potential to win the tournament. said: But I feel bad for some players, especially Medvedev and Rublev, because they are dedicated to tennis and they are professionals. Frankly, they had a good chance of winning, so I sympathize with them. All in all, considering all that has to do with the war, I don’t care if Wimbledon does that. This is a difficult situation for everyone.”

He said about the ranking points: “Obviously, it’s a failure, nobody’s going to score. There is nothing at stake, but of course it is still a very special tournament. I would definitely like to play with points, but as it is. I have no other attitude towards the tournament. There’s so much going on and I personally can’t be too impressed with it. I’m excited for the performance and happy to be able to compete here.”

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