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Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Thousands of tennis fans make early Wimbledon getaway on England's big night

Thousands of tennis fans make early Wimbledon getaway on England's big night

The tennis begins at about 2.10pm with the football kicking off at 4pm.

The rules of entry to the grounds of SW19 state that devices "must be switched off in and around the courts of play", but this appears to have been relaxed for this year only.

Lewis added that tennis fans are welcome to follow the football final online with their preferred devices, but they must do so in a respectable manner.

"I think it would be huge if we win".

The authorities at the tennis tournament have said that it will be OK to activate your phone and watch the football while in the grounds of Wimbledon, as long as you can manage to not stand up and go "F*CKING SQUARE IT DELLE JESUS CHRIST MAN ON" while someone's serving at 30-40 down.

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".

"It's a completely different issue", he said. "We have free public Wi-Fi in many areas, so if people want to watch quietly on their phone or tablet they are able to do so". "The WiFi signal, by the way, worked brilliantly on Saturday".

Roger Federer suggested a clash between the World Cup final and the Wimbledon men's singles final may be more of a concern for those in Russian Federation rather than competitors at SW19. It didn't happen on Saturday particularly, it didn't disturb people.

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Roger Federer has weighed in on the great Wimbledon-World Cup debate as two of the sporting highlights of the entire year are set to clash on Sunday afternoon.

England on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time) face Croatia for a place in the World Cup final at the same time Wimbledon's men's quarter-finals are due to take place. "Maybe you should ask the questions over in Russian Federation, how they're going to feel about Wimbledon being played at the same time".

In the women's draw, Serena Williams - chasing an eighth Wimbledon singles title - triumphed over fellow mother Evgeniya Rodina.

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Olympic medallists Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Ben Ainslie are among those in the Royal Box.

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