Andy Murray sends message to those who feel 2022 Wimbledon resembles exhibiton

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Andy Murray sends message to those who feel 2022 Wimbledon resembles exhibiton

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has stated that Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and definitely not an exhibiton. In April, Wimbledon imposed player bans on Russian and Belarusian players.

The ATP and WTA were never supportive of the Wimbledon decision and last week the ATP and WTA announced the removal of ranking points from 2022 Wimbledon. Now, there is a growing fear that top players might skip Wimbledon.

There won't be points awarded at this year's Wimbledon and some players said the current Wimbledon resembles an exhibition event.

Murray: You remember the winner, not how many points someone won

"I follow golf very closely and have no idea how many ranking points the winner of the Masters gets," Murray wrote on Twitter.

"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. 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."

Murray has won three Grand Slam titles over the course of his career and he has had two victorious runs at The All England Club.

In 2012, Murray suffered a devastating Wimbledon final loss to Roger Federer. Murray failed to win his first Wimbledon title in 2012 but returned to The Championships the following year and lifted his first Wimbledon crown after beating Novak Djokovic in the final.

In 2016, Murray captured his second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic in the final. Murray's last deep Wimbledon run came in 2017, when he reached the quarterfinal.