Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game

Novak Djokovic is hoping to see a full court for the men’s final but the lure of football may be too much to resist

Novak Djokovic is hoping to see a full court for the men’s final but the lure of football may be too much to resist

Moreover, Lewis said the All England Club would not erect TV screens on the grounds so ticket holders could watch the World Cup, nor will they use the existing oversize screen on Henman Hill behind Court No. 1 for any objective other than tennis.

England face Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday in Russian Federation (19:00 kick-off), with the victor playing France or Belgium on Sunday (16:00).

During England's 2-0 quarter-final victory over Sweden last Saturday (Sunday NZ time), thousands of fans deserted Centre Court and left the Wimbledon grounds to watch Gareth Southgate's team progress to the last four in neighbouring pubs.

Tennis fans around the World will have to contend with a huge sporting headache as the 2018 World Cup final will be primed to begin midway into the Wimbledon Final. "They'll hear every point, wow, love-15, 15-30", he said.

"People followed the football on their devices thanks to modern technology without disturbing other spectators". The players [at the World Cup] are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon!

There is the possibility that England will be involved in the final in Russian Federation and that could possibly have a significant impact on the viewing figures for the Wimbledon finale.

Fans in Wimbledon's Centre Court turning around to watch England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden from TV.

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

Mr Lewis added: "If people are not affecting other people's enjoyment of the tennis, which they weren't if they had it on silent or were listening through an earphone or something, then that's fine".

"I am sure the same again will happen on Wednesday - and hopefully on Sunday". "I have known Eric since he was a teenager".

Federer, who cruised through to the quarter-final of the men's competition on Monday, said he was not anxious about the football disrupting Sunday's final.

Meanwhile, Croatia´s Donna Vekic, who was knocked out of Wimbledon by Julia Goerges of Germany in the fourth round on Monday, said she will be sending "good vibes" to her country´s football team in Russian Federation.

"And I thought that went really well".

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