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Wimbledon turning into indoor tournament for late starters, Djokovic says – Reuters

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2022 General view of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

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LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic said the start times for the evening sessions at the All England Club were effectively turning Wimbledon into an indoor tournament for players scheduled to play late matches on the main showcourts.

The reigning champion beat wildcard Tim van Rijthoven in four sets under the Centre Court lights on Sunday, setting up a quarter-final against young gun Jannik Sinner in a match that finished at about 10.40 pm local time (0940 GMT).

“I don’t see a reason why there wouldn’t be an earlier start,” Djokovic told reporters.

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“If you’re scheduled last on the Centre, you’re going to end up a match under the roof, which changes the conditions, the style of play, the way you move on the court. It’s more slippery. The lights.

“It’s really an indoor tournament in most of the cases when you’re scheduled last on Centre or Court One.”

The start of Djokovic’s match on Sunday was further delayed by a ceremony marking the centenary of Centre Court involving a parade of champions.

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Source: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/wimbledon-turning-into-indoor-tournament-late-starters-djokovic-2022-07-04/

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2022 General view of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his fourth round match against Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

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