Wimbledon men’s final won’t move if England make the World Cup final

Joanna Estrada
July 12, 2018

There is the tantalising prospect of England reaching the final of a World Cup for the first time since 1966 - although they must first get through a tough semi-final clash with Croatia on Wednesday night - and the potential presence of the Three Lions in Sunday's match could have an adverse effect on Wimbledon viewing figures.

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.

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.

Lewis also confirmed that the big screen at Wimbledon is reserved for tennis, the BBC reports.

We had superb tennis going on and we were benefiting from modern technology where people were able to follow the football, enjoy it, without disturbing other people. "And I thought that went really well".

"Our attitude is if people aren´t affecting other people´s enjoyment of the tennis because they´ve got it on silent or whatever, or they are listening with an earphone, or whatever, that´s fine", he said.

The organisers of Wimbledon are standing firm, though, as it has been revealed that the men's singles final will still go ahead at its traditional time of 2.00pm. "We have free public Wi-Fi in many areas, so if people want to watch quietly on their phone or tablet they are able to do so". "The WiFi signal, by the way, worked brilliantly on Saturday". It didn't happen on Saturday particularly, it didn't disturb people.

Should England make the final on Sunday, it´s possible that the men´s final may not even be over - especially if Federer and Rafael Nadal are involved.

With a smile on his face, he told a post-match press conference: "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on". The players [at the World Cup] are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon!

If you can't beat them, join them.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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