THE men’s singles final of this year’s Wimbledon will NOT be moved to accommodate the World Cup final… or even shown on the big screens.
Both matches will be played on Sunday, with the tennis starting at 2pm and the football at 4pm.
Wimbledon chiefs have said the men’s singles final will not be moved to accommodate the World Cup final – with the big screens also reserved for tennis
That means the Wimbledon final – possibly featuring the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – will almost certainly overlap with the showpiece in Russia.
England of course are one game away from the final, with only Croatia standing in the way.
A win would mean the Three Lions would face Belgium or France in the final – vying for only their second World Cup crown after the famous 1966 victory on home soil.
However, All England Tennis Club boss, Richard Lewis, has said the SW19 final will not be moved.
The World Cup and Wimbledon finals are likely to clash, starting just two hours apart, with England one game away in Russia
Lewis revealed: “We have said for a couple of years that the final will be played at 2pm, as it is every year.”
Wimbledon chiefs also revealed the big screens around Henman Hill – or Murray Mound as it is now known – will be reserved for the tennis.
That means any fan down at the grass of South-West London will be unable to see the football live.
Should Gareth Southgate‘s squad reach Sunday’s clash, it is considered increasingly likely Wimbledon could see one of its lowest final-day attendances ever.