TV viewers prioritising World Cup over Wimbledon

Isaac Cain
July 12, 2018

Tomorrow's match kicks offsat 7pm but Sunday's World Cup final starts at 4pm, two hours before the men's Wimbledon final.

Federer, 36, could be playing for a ninth All England Club title on Sunday at the same time as England contest the final of the world's most widely viewed sporting event.

And though the tennis starts at 2pm, and the football kicks off at 4pm United Kingdom time, there is the possibility that the tennis could spill over into football time if it goes the distance, something that's certainly possible with Roger Federer still on course to possibly meet Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in the final.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", Federer joked with the media Monday after he advanced to the quarterfinals at the London Grand Slam for the 16th time in his career. [Football fans] will hear every point, 'Wow, 0-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up to the...

But after Centre Court was left two-thirds empty during England's quarter-final match against Sweden last week, the ban has been negotiated and lifted.

Lewis has also said that Wimbledon will not screen the final, insisting that the television on "Henman Hill" is "reserved for tennis".

"Saturday [when England played in the quarter final] was a fantastic day at the championships".

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England's rise through the World Cup tournament has dispelled decades of frustration at past dismal performances.

"I was out and about around the grounds and you could tell when England had was wonderful".

"People followed the football on their devices thanks to modern technology without disturbing other spectators".

Lewis has become exasperated by stories that the All England Club has been indifferent to the national wave of affection which has engulfed Gareth Southgate´s football team.

"We are a tennis tournament but we are aware that there is something special going on elsewhere". "I have known Eric since he was a teenager".

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

Meanwhile, Croatia´s Donna Vekic, who was knocked out of Wimbledon by Julia Goerges of Germany in the fourth round on Monday, said she will be sending "good vibes" to her country´s football team in Russian Federation. "We are a country of four million people", said the 22-year-old. I thought that went really well.

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