Due to the lovely British summer weather we have experienced over the past five days this year Wimbledon will be played on the middle Sunday for the first time since 2004.
The All England Club likes to keep the middle Sunday free to let the courts breathe, to give the players a rest day, to let the hundreds of ball boys, boy girls, caterers, court coverers a rest too but this year due to the unprecedented weather play will take place this year.
Not all the second round matches have been completed yet and there would be a serious backlog of games next week if this action didn’t happen.
To get tickets for Sunday, which when has happened before has had a fantastic atmosphere, you will need to purchase them on line and be quick as I imagine they will be very popular and based on previous years they have been competitively priced. Full details are being announced at 1pm but it will be on a first come first served basis with a limit of only two per household.
In 2004 when it last happened Tim Henman played on centre court and it has only happened two other times in 1991 and 1997.
When tennis has happened this week there have been some great stories. Britain’s Marcus Willis, ranked 772 in the world who came through the qualifying rounds, won his first round match and played Roger Federer on centre court. As you would expect Roger won in straight sets and then beat Britain’s Dan Evans in round three. Some of the top seeds have been made to work hard for their wins with Serena and Venus Williams coming through tough matches on Friday. There is one potential shock with Novak Djokovic currently two sets to love down against Sam Querrey and will need all his mental toughness to bounce back on Saturday.
If you are still looking to attend we have packages left for next week. To give you a flavour of a couple of our hospitality facilities please see the videos below of the Lakeview and Wimbledon Club.