Wimbledon to scrap center Sunday break

Novak Djokovic is the defending Wimbledon males’s singles champion

Wimbledon plans to desert its conventional relaxation day on the center Sunday of the match from 2022.

The Grand Slam will as a substitute be performed over 14 consecutive days, with All England Garden Tennis Membership chairman Ian Hewitt saying this was attainable due to higher grass-court upkeep.

Organisers additionally revealed they’re hoping to have followers at a minimal of 25% capability this yr.

Ticket costs will keep at 2020 ranges, with prize cash but to be determined.

“Over time Wimbledon has constantly advanced to satisfy altering calls for and behaviours of our followers – all the time altering, all the time staying the identical is one thing we discuss usually,” AELTC chief government Sally Bolton mentioned.

“We wish extra of this glorious occasion to be out there to extra individuals all over the world to share within the pleasure of the Championships.

“Together with Center Sunday completely in our schedule will permit us to do exactly that and turn into a brand new custom which we hope we will turn into immensely pleased with.

“It permits us to do extra with the second Monday, which is named ‘manic’ for good cause.”

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