Novak Djokovic wins Wimbledon title for the 7th time

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (3rd racket of the world) for the seventh time in his career and for the fourth time in a row became the champion of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, beating the Australian Nick Kyrjos (40th racket of the world) with a score of 3:1 (4:6) in the final , 6:3, 6:4, 7:6 (7:3)).

Nick Kyrgios passed the semi-finals automatically, as the Spaniard Rafael Nadal withdrew from the draw due to injury. Earlier, Djokovic reached the final of Wimbledon, defeating Briton Cameron Norrie.

This year, the organizers of Wimbledon did not allow tennis players from Russia and Belarus to participate. In response, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) decided not to award rating points to the tournament participants.

Earlier it was reported that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will allow selected athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate in the 2022 US Open, but under a neutral flag. Before that, Russian athletes were suspended from Wimbledon and other tournaments in the UK due to the war in Ukraine. In early May, the International Tennis Federation officially suspended the membership of the Russian and Belarusian tennis federations (ITF). Tennis players can only act as neutral athletes.

Since the beginning of the Russian war against Ukraine, Belarusian and / or Russian athletes have been suspended from participation in their competitions by the International University Sports Federation, the International Gymnastics Federation, the International Swimming Federation, the International Basketball Federation, the International Ice Hockey Federation. FIFA announced the deprivation of Russia of all matches on its territory and moved the 2022 Champions League final to France, which was supposed to be held at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg; the 2022 European Curling Championship was also postponed from Russia, the European Rugby Federation suspended competitions in Russia, and the International Sport Climbing Federation canceled the World Cup stage in Moscow. The International Biathlon Union suspended the membership of Russia and Belarus in the organization.

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