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Wimbledon final vs World Cup final, how situation will be handled

12 July 2018

It's not all doom and gloom for the wider Wimbledon tournament though; 17 per cent of internet users state they are actually more engaged in the tennis this year as a direct result of the World Cup also taking place.

"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.

After Gareth Southgate's side booked a semifinal berth against Croatia, which will take place in Moscow on Wednesday, calls have grown for Wimbledon to adjust the start time for the men's final.

However, he did offer a way that fans would be able to watch the game if they wanted to; albeit not quite with the same communal atmosphere as a big screen showing.

There were several people keeping up with action on their phones, with one woman kitted out in England attire watching on a bench while waiting for Martina Navratilova to play her women's invitational doubles match on Court Three.

The All England Club CEO Richard Lewis is confident that everything will go well.

Wimbledon organisers have confirmed to the BBC that Sunday's men's singles final will not be moved even if England do reach the Fifa World Cup final.

"Saturday was one of the most special days I can remember at the championships".

Asked yesterday if he had concerns about noise from the Centre Court crowd, Federer light-heartedly replied: "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on".

Wimbledon officials are refusing to show any games from the World Cup on the All England Club's big screen, Reuters report, despite clashes between the championship's matches and England's games in Russian Federation.

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

But Wimbledon organizers are keeping a stiff upper lip, refusing to show any football on the tournament's big screen, in an attempt to reign in any ungentlemanly behavior.

"They'll hear every point, Wow, love-15, 15-30".

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

Wimbledon final vs World Cup final, how situation will be handled