Wimbledon won't budge on FIFA World Cup football final clash
12 July, 2018, 03:29 | Author: Sammy Rose
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.
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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!
The 32-year-old became the first opponent to win a service game, and then a set, against Federer at this year's Championships. It will be Djokovic's first semi-final at a major since the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam.
Anderson scented blood and, out-duelling Federer time and again, he broke in the seventh game to level the match at two sets all. Federer, the No. 1 seed, had match point up 5-4 in the third set, but could not put Anderson, the No. 8 seed, away.
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