ATP fines LTA 820,000 pounds for Banning Russian and Belarusian Male Players .

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The Lawn Tennis Association has been fined 820,000 pounds by the ATP for banning Russian and Belarusian male players from this summer’s grass-court events.

The ban was imposed in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The governing body has also been warned it could lose its ATP membership if a similar decision is made next year.

The LTA says it is deeply disappointing and has accused the ATP of showing a surprising lack of empathy for the situation in Ukraine.

The punishment follows six-figure fines for the LTA and the All England Lawn Tennis Club, who organize Wimbledon, from the WTA for excluding female Russian and Belarusian players.

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