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Wimbledon will never be an exhibition: Murray

TWO-time champion Andy Murray says Wimbledon will “never feel like an exhibition” despite it being stripped of ranking points by the ATP and WTA.

Points were removed after organisers banned Russians and Belarusians following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Andy Murray

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has said she may not play the grass-court Grand Slam as it is now “more like an exhibition”.

“I follow golf very closely and have no idea how many ranking points the winner of the Masters gets,” Murray said.

“Me and my friends love football and none of us know or care how many ranking points a team gets for winning the World Cup,” the British former world number one continued.

“But I could tell you exactly who won the World Cup and the Masters. I’d hazard a guess that most people watching on Centre Court at Wimbledon in a few weeks’ time wouldn’t know or care about how many ranking points a player gets for winning a third-round match.

“But I guarantee they will remember who wins. Wimbledon will never be an exhibition and will never feel like an exhibition. The end.” –