"It sucks; I wish there could’ve been points" - Taylor Fritz on Wimbledon
Many players suffered because of Wimbledon's points stripping, especially those that had a great run that year. Taylor Fritz reached the quarterfinal and did not get any points, Jason Kubler is another player that would have broken into the top 100 comfortably had his 4th round counted. Nick Kyrgios would have been a top 30 player by now if his final counted.
Fritz has strong sentiments on the whole matter which he expressed in a recent interview:
"If I had gotten the points from Wimbledon, I’d be top 10 right now. It’d be huge for me but, bias aside, I have to say it sucks. I wish we all could have played. I wish there could’ve been points, but if certain players aren’t going to be allowed to play, then I don’t think it’s fair that there’s points."
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Despite the stripping hurting him personally Fritz maintains it was the right decision:
"I think it was fair that we took points away. I think it was unfair that those players weren’t able to just play representing no flag. [Russia’s invasion of Ukraine] has nothing to do with them. They shouldn’t have been banned from the tournament, but after that happens and you have all these players that don’t get the chance like everybody else does to compete for points, it wouldn’t be fair to collect points."