Why Wimbledon Championships 2021 Start is Delayed on Monday?

Published 06/28/2021, 6:07 AM EDT
LONDON, LONDON – JUNE 28: An aerial view a roofless Centre Court and the outside courts taken from the BBC elevated camera position during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/AELTC/Pool/Getty Images)


The Wimbledon Championships are known for their bad weather, as they are subject to heavy rainfall. The Wimbledon Championships 2021, have been delayed by a long time, and will not begin before 1 pm GMT. The rains have yet again played the role of a villain.

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Wettest Wimbledon in 15 years

A few days ago, Essential Living predicted this year to be the wettest tournament in the last 15 years. With an expected average rainfall of 5.11 mm, it will be the wettest opening day, since 1991. The rain has always been a hassle at SW19. This year, spectators are also allowed in the stadium, at a 50% capacity, and can get annoyed at the current scenario.

All opening games are shifted by half an hour, as the rains have stopped, but the outside courts remain wet. Further information will be provided on the matter by the AELTC.

 

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What to expect at Wimbledon Championships?

Fans and spectators expect class, entertainment and fun from the Wimbledon Championships. The tournament is about a summer of strawberries with cream and a beautiful sunny morning, with hard hitting on the grass court. The men and women in white clad, and rallying for every point, as the grass becomes older, and the court becomes faster.

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The best players in the world, play at SW19, the official code of the area where the tournament is held. The oldest and the biggest Grand Slam event of all four slams, Wimbledon Championships is the dream of every tennis player.

All eyes will be on the center court, when big names like Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic enter. The tournament is going to be a summer blockbuster, as it did not take place last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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