What Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and other top stars have said about playing Wimbledon

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What Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and other top stars have said about playing Wimbledon

"I would love to go just to get some experience on the grass court, but like at the same time, for me, I don't want to say pointless - no pun inten

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“I would love to go just to get some experience on the grass court, but like at the same time, for me, I don’t want to say pointless – no pun intended -, but I’m the type of player that gets motivated by seeing my ranking go up or stuff like that. So I think the intention was really good, but the execution is kind of all over the place.”

Daniil Medvedev

The Russian is one of the players who is banned from competing and will arguably benefit the most from the ATP’s decision to remove the points, as it almost guarantees he will steal the world No 1 ranking from Djokovic. While Medvedev didn’t give an opinion on the removal of points, he said he understood the ATP’s statement on the decision better than Wimbledon’s initial statement on the ban. 

 “About the ATP decision, it is not easy to comment. But when I read the Q and A from the ATP, why they made this decision, because they are explaining themself, they are not just saying: ‘Okay, we decided that.’ I found it very logical what they say at least. This is what I didn’t find in Wimbledon explanations,” he said. And on the potential of becoming world No 1 as a result, he added: “Very strange. I need to be honest, but I’d be really happy to play Wimbledon. I love Wimbledon. I love playing on grass. I will play on grass after Roland Garros.”



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