John Millman tells one Wimbledon experience: Money means everything there



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John Millman tells one Wimbledon experience: Money means everything there

Australian tennis player John Millman suggested if Wimbledon really wanted to do the right thing they would donate all of their profit to Ukrainian relief fund. On Wednesday, Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing at The Championships.

"I feel like Ukraine would be better served if @Wimbledon donated their entire profit in support aid instead of banning the Russian and Belarusian players," Millman tweeted.

Further, Millman went on to claim that "money money everything" at The All England Club. "When I qualified at Wimbledon for the 1st time I asked for two extra ground passes so family could watch - I was told to line up in the queue.

Money means everything there, if you’re going to ban athletes then also give all your profits in aid. Then we’d know you’re serious," Millman said in another tweet.

After receiving some of the comments, Millman added: "To the people saying go and buy tickets etc.

I asked to buy them but they said no to that and I must queue. Also if you are main draw and on an outside court players get 1 ground pass on their match day. So don’t come at me with these 10-15 in a players box."

Andrey Rublev suggested the same thing as Millman

In Belgrade, Rublev accused Wimbledon of discrimination against Russians and explained what would have been the right thing to do.

"Banning Russian or Belarusian players....will not change anything," Rublev said. "To give all the prize money to humanitarian help, to the families who are suffering, to the kids who are suffering, I think that would do something, at least a bit.

"Tennis will, in that case, be the first and only sport who donates that amount of money and it will be Wimbledon so they will take all the glory."