Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football

Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football

Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football

Wimbledon is standing firm, however, on its decision not to change the start time of Sunday's men's final to avoid a conflict with the World Cup final, even if England makes it that far, Lewis reiterated.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson in action during the fourth round match against France's Gael Monfils.

Fans on the grounds of the All-England Club watch the World Cup quarterfinal between England and Sweden on their cellphones. Four thousand spectators fled in search of pubs, while others huddled around screens within the grounds.

When asked if he was anxious about Sunday's World Cup final in Russian Federation clashing with the Wimbledon men's singles final, Roger Federer couldn't help but laugh.

Those who stuck around appeared more interested in following the action from Russian Federation via electronic devices instead of watching the tennis take place in front of them.

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

Said Lewis: "We want people to be able to enjoy in this modern era the fact that this is a tennis event but that there is something else very special going on". We didn't receive a single complaint from anyone who was here who felt their enjoyment of the tennis was interrupted and I'm sure it'll be the same next Sunday.

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England could play the final as they have reached the semi-finals.

He added: "If you are not disturbing anybody and people aren't being disturbed, which they weren't this last Saturday and I'm sure they won't be on Wednesday and hopefully the same thing will apply on Sunday, then it's a different issue".

Defending champion Roger Federer, who has his sights set on Sunday's final, joked that it was the World Cup organisers who should be anxious about the two sporting events overlapping.

In preparation for the game, Wimbledon bosses have wrapped a condition that bans phones and tablets so that tennis and football fans can stay on top of both sports at the same time, The Times reports.

Seven-time Wimbledon victor Serena Williams said after progressing to today's quarter-finals: "Seeing all the English get so excited, you can't help but root for the team".

"They'll hear every point: 'Wow, love-15, 15-30'".

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