Kevin Anderson identifies what tennis needs.

Former Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson thinks there needs to be better communication between Grand Slams and players, as he feels the game has absolutely no need for messy situations.

In April, Wimbledon imposed bans on Russian and Belarusian players. Wimbledon’s decision hasn’t gone down very well with the players, with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal calling it ‘unfair’

The ATP also said it did not support the decision and warned Wimbledon to expect a sanction. In May, the ATP announced the removal of ranking points for this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

Today is a rather losing situation for all parties. Russian and Belarusian players will not be allowed to participate in Wimbledon, while those who do participate will not receive any ranking points.

“I think it’s important to have a better relationship between the Grand Slams and the players,” Anderson said. “As players, sometimes it feels like the Grand Slams are a little bit independent.

While I can understand Wimbledon’s decision and some of its reasons, communication between these entities and the players needs to improve. Withdrawing (ranking) points is unprecedented”

Anderson thought about retiring at Wimbledon

In May, Anderson announced his retirement from tennis. Anderson, 36, last played at the Miami Masters in March, where he suffered a second-round loss to Francisco Cerundolo.

Anderson asked to retire from Wimbledon, but ultimately decided against it. “It crossed my mind to play one more big tournament, but my whole career has been optimized on professional training, tournament preparation and the will to do well,” Anderson said.

“I knew it was time to take a step back. If I didn’t invest myself prepared in the competition, if I didn’t prepare myself, and if I was going to play, say, Wimbledon, for the sake of doing it a again, it wouldn’t fit who I am as a tennis player and that’s fine with me.”

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