Wimbledon won't budge on FIFA World Cup football final clash

12 July, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Kyle Edmund playing Bradley Klahn at Wimbledon Thursday. He went on to lose to Novak Djokovic two days later

Roger Federer saw the amusing side of a possible World Cup-Wimbledon final clash and was more concerned about what effect the tennis could have on the viewing ratings of the football.

The timing of the World Cup final on Sunday afternoon is causing consternation around the country as various sports, both professional and amateur, contemplate whether to reschedule their events.

Football hopes are running at their highest since 1996, when England played (and lost to) Germany in the semi-final of the European Cup.

The Wi-Fi worked brilliantly, that's an indication we are supporting it, we're not turning the strength of the signal down.' Recalling what happened last weekend with England playing at the same time when matches were being played at Wimbledon, Lewis added: 'Saturday was a fantastic day at the championships, one of the best days I can remember.

"For many years now we've had people using iPhones, or phones, mobile phones, tablets".

"We are a sold-out event and there's massive interest", Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Tennis Club, told the BBC.

Trump, NATO head Stoltenberg have testy exchange at summit
Mr Trump has been pressing member countries to spend more on defence, accusing them of passing the burden on to the US. Trump made it clear he's exhausted of America shelling out more money on defense than its allies.


Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed
Djokovic has twice before played a British opponent at Wimbledon , losing to Andy Murray in 2013 and beating James Ward in 2016. Rosengren said: "He is in unbelievably good shape mentally".


Dier wary of 'world class' Rakitic and Modric
Croatia has played an accumulated game time of 240 minutes in two matches in the round of sixteen and the quarters. They took photographs of themselves with the crowd and unfurled a banner saying "we play for you".


Should England reach the final, tennis fans will be even more torn-the World Cup final is scheduled for the middle of the Wimbledon men's singles final.

Lewis also insisted that there were no plans to show either Wednesday´s semi-final or Sunday´s final at the World Cup on Wimbledon´s giant TV screen attached to one of the sides of Court One.

There were several people keeping up with action on their phones, with one woman kitted out in England attire watching on a bench while waiting for Martina Navratilova to play her women's invitational doubles match on Court Three.

Wimbledon chiefs once again stuck to their guns, refusing to show the football on the big screen in front of the hill.

"We had superb tennis going on and we were benefiting from modern technology where people were able to follow the football and enjoy it, without disturbing other people", he told the paper.

"They'll hear every point, Wow, love-15, 15-30". The players [at the World Cup] are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon!

Recommended:



Popular

Facebook faces first fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
Mr Collins said his own committee will publish its interim report about disinformation and data use in political campaigns later this month.

England boss Gareth Southgate keeping select guest-list for Croatia clash
Croatia was missing three key players at training on Monday ahead of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final showdown with England .

All The Songs Davido Performed At Wireless Festival 2018
Music fans attended the event expecting to see DJ Khaled who was forced to pull out at from the gig at the last minute. Rumours started flying round the site that it would be Drake , and they were right.

Honeymooners in horror fatal zip line collision
Zip-lining as been suspended at a Royal Caribbean Cruises excursion in Honduras after a couple was involved in a deadly crash. Guerrero confirmed the death of the man and that the woman had been taken by ambulance plane to the U.S.

Woman accidentally stole vehicle , kept it for two weeks
The keys she turned in belonged to a Nissan Infiniti rather than a Sentra, leaving the manager "slightly confused", said police. Since the Infiniti owner had reported his vehicle stolen, the police were able to track him down and return the auto .

Trump readies tariffs on another $US200m of Chinese goods
High-level talks between the two countries starting in May had failed to deliver a breakthrough to head off a trade war. China then fired back with retaliatory tariffs on $ 34 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans and pork.

Instagram Model Katarina Zarutskie OK After Nurse Shark Attack in Bahamas
Zarutskie encountered multiple complications and doctors believe there may still be "pieces of the tooth" lodged in her arm. A Florida student, who is also a model, says she's lucky to be alive after being bitten by a shark during a photo shoot.

Cardi B & Offset Welcome A Baby Girl Kulture
Fans believed they were only engaged as Offset dropped to one knee last October at a concert for a very public proposal . Her name is Kulture Kiari Cephus, and Cardi broke the news by posting a pregnant glamour shot of herself on Instagram .

England RL stars get behind Southgate's World Cup stars in hilarious video
Gareth Southgate's side take on Croatia in Moscow tonight in a World Cup semi-final. Southgate added: "He is a player that is really appreciated by the team".

United States and China trade conflict escalates as tariffs strike
China says its tariffs on United States goods will take effect immediately after Washington's tariffs on Chinese goods kick in. Mexico is also studying how to reduce the economic strain of an escalating trade spat, an action that China has also adopted.