Wimbledon to drop rest day on middle sunday and mo

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club?has decided?to break tradition by scrapping its?day of rest on the middle Sunday of the tournament from 2022The need to maintain lockdowns.,Get more of what matters in your inbox?transitioning to a full 14-day tournament next yearInformal indoor gatherings.?

The middle Sunday break provides scheduling challenges, particularly when there is bad weather in the first week and denies the All England Club what would be guaranteed to be a lucrative day of ticket salesOntario reporting 3,813 new COVID-19 cases.

At the tournament’s spring press briefingd been in talks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford., chairman Ian Hewitt said developments in the care of grass courts meant 14 days of play was now deemed possible.

Hewitt said: “Thanks to improved grass-court maintenance technology over the past five years or so and other measures, we are now confident that we will be able to look after the courts, most particularly Centre CourtIndoor recreation and entertainment spaces, without a full day of rest during the fortnight.

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