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Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game

12 July 2018

The concession will enable Wimbledon-going soccer fans to stream the remaining World Cup matches or check on their progress while watching matches, whether via headphones or silenced.

"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.

The All England Tennis Club Boss did sate the final would take place at the said as its done every year despite the fact that England who are now hosting the tennis event stand a chance of making the World Cup final.

Fans attending Wimbledon can follow the World Cup via their phones or tablets using the tournament's WiFi but matches have not been shown on the big screen since England's semi-final against Germany at Euro 1996.

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Though the World Cup is likely to draw a bigger TV audience, a lot of us would be disappointed to miss the Wimbledon final.

Should England reach the final, tennis fans will be even more torn-the World Cup final is scheduled for the middle of the Wimbledon men's singles final.

"It will stay this year, it will stay next year", said All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis. The rules of entry to the grounds of SW19 had previously stated that devices "must be switched off in and around the courts of play", although the rules appear to have been relaxed with England on the verge of reaching an historic final.

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".

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"Saturday [when England played in the quarter final] was a fantastic day at the championships".

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.

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

"Hopefully England will get through to the final and it will be one of the very special days at Wimbledon".

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"The (football) players are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon".

Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game