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Berrettini: ATP Unfair to Strip Wimbledon's Ranking Points

There aren't any cliffs at the All England Club, but Matteo Berrettini faces a fall in his Wimbledon return.

The 2021 Wimbledon runner-up will lose 1,200 ranking points he earned from reaching is maiden major final—and his ranking will fall as the ATP has stripped Wimbledon of ranking points in response to The Championships ban on Russian and Belarusian players.

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Berrettini calls the decision "unfair" and said he opposes the ATP's decision.

"It's a very difficult situation for everyone to handle," Berrettini told the media at Queen's Club. "First of all, people are suffering in Ukraine.

"In my case it is also complicated because I played very well on grass and it does not matter how well I play this year. My ranking will fall, and I think that's unfair. If the ranking works normally, the more and better you play, the better your ranking will be. I think they took this away, and I don't agree with it."

Berrettini, who celebrated his ATP comeback defeating Andy Murray to capture his sixth career title on the grass of Stuttgart, said players were not consulted before the ATP's decision to strip Wimbledon.

"Nobody contacted us, nobody asked us for our opinion and I think that should not be done like this," Berrettini said. "Maybe we should do something to avoid these kinds of decisions because I think it's the biggest decision the ATP has made in the last 20 years."

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