TV viewers prioritising World Cup over Wimbledon

TV viewers prioritising World Cup over Wimbledon

"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.

According to the BBC (and even commentators during the matches yesterday), the Wimbledon committee say that the gentlemen's singles final will commence at 2pm, as it does every year, regardless of the possibility that England may be in the World Cup final which starts next Sunday at 4pm.

Football hopes are running at their highest since 1996, when England played (and lost to) Germany in the semi-final of the European Cup.

"We are very excited about England's success in the World Cup".

The grounds at Wimbledon were sparsely populated as England attempted to reach their first World Cup final since 1966.

However, chief executive Richard Lewis confirmed earlier Monday there were no plans to move the men's final and that both the World Cup semifinals and final would not be shown on any big screen, as has been the club's policy since the beginning of the tournament.

The rules of entry to the All England Club, which hosts the grass-court classic, state that ticket holders must turn off cellphones and electronic devices when in the stands.

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The squad fly out to the Russian capital, Moscow , on Tuesday afternoon for their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. It's supposed to be fun, isn't it?" "A new generation is enjoying the magic of this World Cup run".

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

I was out and about around the grounds and you could tell when England had scored and it was lovely, it was wonderful.

Said Lewis: "We want people to be able to enjoy in this modern era the fact that this is a tennis event but that there is something else very special going on".

"We didn't have one single complaint of anybody here feeling that the football interfered with their enjoyment of Wimbledon".

Still, spectators will have to utilize their own resources to watch the match, as the club also declined to show the game on the big screen just outside of one of the stadiums.

"Hopefully England will get through to the final and it will be one of the very special days at Wimbledon". The players [at the World Cup] are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon!

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