Wimbledon celebrates comeback with weather delay


London (SID) – The tennis classic at Wimbledon is back – and with it the traditional delays caused by the typically British weather.

After a two-year break, the start of the game had to be postponed several times at the tournament kick-off on Monday, as the high level of humidity in London made the safety risk on the slippery grass pitches in the outdoor area too great. A little later, rain also set in, so that the places had to be covered.

The opening games of Philipp Kohlschreiber and Mona Barthel, which were scheduled as the fourth match of the day on the respective courts, were canceled for Monday. The five other matches with German participation initially remained in the program. The German top players Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber only intervene in the action on Tuesday.

Since Center Court and Court No. 1 at Wimbledon, defending champion Novak Djokovic’s start against British wildcard starter Jack Draper, planned for 2:30 p.m., was not affected by the weather. Last year, the Grand Slam highlight at Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since the Second World War because of the corona pandemic.


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