For Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon turns into an indoor tournament for the last matches of the day

“I don’t see why the matches wouldn’t start earlier, explained Djokovic. If you are scheduled last at Central, you will end up with a match under the roof, which changes the conditions, the style of play, the way you move on the court. It’s more slippery, there are lights to consider. When you are last scheduled on Center or Court 1, it becomes an indoor tournament in most cases. »

Floodlights were installed on Center Court in 2009, following the example of the Australian Open and the US Open. “I think most players would probably agree that we would like the start of the game on Central to be brought forward »insisted Djokovic.

Djokovic wants changes

This year, matches have been scheduled over the two weeks, ending the tradition of a rest day on the Sunday halfway through the tournament to allow the grass courts to regenerate. The ex-world number one relied on this novelty to say that changes could be made in other areas.

“Since there are some changes this year that we never thought we would see at Wimbledon, why not move the start of matches by half an hour, by an hour? I think it would be pretty useful for finishing matches maybe not using the roof »he concluded.


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