Wimbledon won't budge on World Cup final clash

Rex Christensen
July 11, 2018

Federer defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 in his fourth-round match and will play South Africa's No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson in a quarterfinal.

Moreover, Lewis said the All England Club would not erect TV screens on the grounds so ticket holders could watch the World Cup, nor will they use the existing oversize screen on Henman Hill behind Court No. 1 for any goal other than tennis.

England have progressed to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990.

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Wimbledon's courts emptied as England faced Sweden and fans watched from smart phones or tablets.

"What will happen next Sunday is Centre Court will be packed for the men's final and I'm sure people will be able to follow the World Cup final", Lewis told reporters on Monday.

Those who stuck around seemed to be more interested in following the action in Russian Federation on their electronic devices than watching the tennis match taking place in front of them.

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"Saturday was a fantastic day at the championships". The tennis begins at about 2.10pm with the football kicking off at 4pm.

"I was out and about around the grounds and you could tell when England had scored.it was wonderful". Lewis said: "Our attitude is if people aren't affecting other people's enjoyment of the tennis, which they weren't, because they've got it on silent or whatever, or they are listening with an earphone, or whatever, that's fine".

Lewis said the tournament had learnt its lesson after showing the 1996 European Championship semi-final between England and Germany, which was decided on penalties, on the big screen.

"Well, it's going to happen anyway, if I'm going in the final or not, the Wimbledon final will take place, and so will the World Cup final", Federer said in a seemingly tongue-in-cheek response.

Roger Federer has played down the prospect of a clash between the Wimbledon and World Cup finals by joking that football fans in Moscow will be distracted by the tennis.

England on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) face Croatia for a place in the World Cup final at the same time Wimbledon's men's quarter-finals are due to take place. [Football fans] will hear every point, 'Wow, 0-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up to the...

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