All You Need to Know About the Wimbledon Championships Insurance Policy

Published 06/19/2021, 10:46 AM EDT
NOT A PHOTOGRAPH. Computer generated image of an aerial view of the roof on No.1 Court. TO be completed by 1919. At The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Credit: AELTC/KSS Design Group Ltd.


The All England Lawn Tennis Club had canceled the Wimbledon Championships for the 2020 season with the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the globe. DAs a consequence of the cancelation, the AELTC was paid $141 million as a pandemic insurance payout.

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AELTC has been paying the premium for this policy for the past 17 years. Last year marked the first time this policy came into effect as the tournament could not go ahead.

Serena Williams (above) steamrolled past German Annika Beck. AELTC/Gary Hershorn . 03 July 2016

What to expect from Wimbledon Championships 2021

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The cancellation of the tournament last year was indeed a painful one for the players as well as the fans. The Wimbledon Championship is one of the most prestigious events, not only in tennis but also across all other sports. This year will be a new challenge for many, a task for some, and an opportunity for others.

This will be an opportunity for Roger Federer to win his 21st Grand Slam title and also a record ninth Wimbledon Championship. The 39-year-old has been in and out of the scene, with knee injuries getting the better of him in recent times. As many suggest, this year will be the best chance for the Swiss to regain his form, and possibly bow out with a Grand Slam.

Novak Djokovic faces the challenge of defending his 2019 Wimbledon title. The Serb has been at his best form and is looking to add a 20th Grand Slam to his name. The World No1 has already won the Australian Open and the French Open this year and is ready for the action-packed summer grass court event, and will be aiming for a Calendar Grand Slam this year.

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In further great news for players and fans alike, Wimbledon is going to allow spectators in on the action. The regular matches will allow 50% capacity inside the stadium. The men’s and women’s singles finals will be witnessing full capacity in the stadium.

The finals will witness around 15000 people cheering for the players to win the tournament. The Wimbledon Championship 2021 will be one of the best events of the year and the fans have a lot to look forward to this summer.

The event begins on the 28th of June, with the draws coming out on the 25th of June.

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