World primary Andy Murray is in opposition to giving wild playing cards to gamers coming back from doping bans however the 29-year-old understands why match organizers make an exception for “huge names”.
Maria Sharapova has been given wild-card slots for tournaments in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome regardless of falling down the rankings as she serves a 15-month doping ban for testing constructive for meldonium on the 2016 Australian Open.
With Sharapova’s ban ending in April, Wimbledon organizers are grappling with the potential dilemma of whether or not at hand the 2004 champion a spot on this 12 months’s competitors in July.
“I feel it is best to actually need to work your manner again. Nevertheless, the vast majority of tournaments are going to do what they suppose is greatest for his or her occasion,” Murray instructed the Instances newspaper.
“In the event that they suppose having huge names there’s going to promote extra seats, then they are going to try this. She (Sharapova) has a possibility to attempt to enhance her rating up till that time and doubtlessly not want a wild card.”
“However then if she would not, that turns into Wimbledon’s determination and the way they wish to play that,” added the Briton.
“I am positive they’re going to suppose lengthy and arduous about it and the way they really feel folks will view it after which make the appropriate determination for them.”
(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Amlan Chakraborty)