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12:00 AM, July 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 12, 2020

Wimbledon to disburse prize money

The prize money set aside for the Wimbledon Championships will be distributed to 620 players who were set to take part at this year's cancelled tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said on Friday.

Wimbledon, which was initially scheduled for June 29-July 12, was cancelled for the first time since World War Two due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has killed more than 44,000 people in the United Kingdom.

"We are now in a position to allocate prize money to the 620 players whose world ranking would have enabled them to gain entry into The Championships by direct acceptance into the main draw or qualifying event," AELTC said in a statement.

AELTC said 224 singles players will receive 12,500 pounds each while the 256 players in the main draw will receive 25,000 pounds each.  Doubles players will receive 6,250 pounds each while wheelchair and quad wheelchair players are set to get 6,000 and 5,000 pounds each respectively.

AELTC also announced that the men's singles seeding from the 2021 tournament will be based "solely on ranking".

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