Wimbledon’s traditional day of rest on middle Sunday will be no more starting in 2022, the club announced today.
The tournament will schedule a full day of play — like the 3 other Grand Slams — on that second Sunday going forward. The change, the tournament says, will enable more fans to come on the grounds, make scheduling easier (and of course increase revenue for the tournament).
Fans, though, will lose the “Manic Monday”, the greatest day on tennis calendar when all 16 fourth round matches are played on the same day.
The Tuesday “Ladies Quarterfinal” might also be scraped as men’s matches will now likely be scheduled for players who won on Sunday.
The 2021 tournament will also use linesman, but Hawkeye replay will be available this year. They also hope to have at least 25% capacity for fans.
Wimbledon was not held in 2020 due to COVID, but the tournament was reported to have recouped over $250M USD thanks to insurance.
Wimbledon begins on Monday, June 28.
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