And it is a fact. Wimbledon will not award points in its 2022 edition and, in addition, the 2021 credits will be invalidated. The decision of the ATP, WTA and ITF, due to the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian players from the British tournament, has raised reactions of all kinds, but it will also have great implications within the world ranking. “The points obtained at Wimbledon in 2021 will be removed from player rankings as per ATP rules (52 weeks after the event of the previous year)”, confirmed, after the announcement of the decision, the Association of Professional Tennis Players to AS.
An earthquake in the ranking that, without going any further, will mean a change at the top. Novak Djokovic, no matter what happens until the moment of discounting the points, he will lose the number one in the world, as has already happened this year. The first time was in February, when she fell to Jiri Vesely in the Dubai quarterfinals. Then he was able to recover immediately: Daniil Medvedev, losing in the third round of Indian Wells three weeks later, returned the crown to him. This time, the blow will be greater. The Serbian is the current champion of the major British and, therefore, will be stripped of the 2,000 points it awards as a prize. The throne, except for catastrophe at Roland Garros, will return to the Russian tennis player, who only added 180 points in London when he fell in the fourth round against the Polish Hubert Hurkacz.
A situation that, in this sense, can also launch the two best-positioned Spanish players in the ATP ranking. Rafa Nadal, absent in the last edition of Wimbledon, and Carlos Alcaraz, like Medvedev, will not have to protect important spoils either. The El Palmar prodigy, in fact, only defends 163 credits between the London Grand Slam and Roland Garros (115 in France, because he fell in the third round coming from the qualifier, and 45 on grass, after staying in the second round), a unbeatable context to continue aiming for the highest, with the path much clearer than the Balearic Islands themselves, with a defense of 2,360 points ahead. On the American hard court tour, for his part, Medvedev, champion of the US Open, will have to protect 3,500 points.
ATP Ranking today without Wimbledon points
|one||Daniil Medvedev (Rus)||7,800|
|two||Alexander Zverev (Ale)||6,895|
|3||Novak Djokovic (Be)||6,660|
|4||Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre)||5,965|
|5||Rafael Nadal (Eng)||5,525|
|6||Carlos Alcaraz (Esp)||4,728|
Another setback for a Djokovic who The season has already started without being able to compete in Australia due to his refusal to be vaccinated and that, in Madrid, he already spoke about the possibility that the ATP, WTA and ITF confirmed yesterday, also showing himself against the veto on Russian and Belarusian players. “They have the right to make the decision, and now I guess it’s up to the players’ council, the tour administration, to really decide together with the players. what is the best solution in this situation, if they keep the points, protect the points, take away 50% of the points or whatever. We had in recent years, due to COVID, some point reduction, and different models were put in place to allow players who weren’t playing to keep their points.” Having ruled out any of the models you mentionedthe Serbian will be forced to start another reconquest.