Wimbledon to drop middle Sunday break and move to 14-day tournament

  • Spring press briefing reveals plan to drop SW19 rest day
  • Move gives cover when there is bad weather in first week

Wimbledon’s traditional day of rest on the middle Sunday of the tournament will be scrapped from 2022, the All England Club (AELTC) has announced.

Wimbledon is currently the only grand slam that has a day off during the fortnight but this provides scheduling challenges, particularly when there is bad weather in the first week. At the tournament’s spring press briefing, the club’s chairman, Ian Hewitt, said developments in the care of grass courts meant 14 days of play was now deemed possible.

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