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The tournament will return this year after it was cancelled in 2020

The tournament will return this year after it was cancelled in 2020

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The tournament will return this year after it was cancelled in 2020

Wimbledon will break with tradition from next year by scrapping its day of rest on the middle Sunday of the tournament.

Wimbledon is currently the only grand slam that has a day off during the fortnight but this provides scheduling challenges, particularly when there is bad weather in the first week, and denies the All England Club what would be a guaranteed lucrative day of ticket sales.

"Thanks to improved grass-court maintenance technology we are now confident that we will be able to look after the courts, most particularly Centre Court, without a full day of rest during the fortnight, said chairman Ian Hewitt.

The tournament will return this year after it was cancelled in 2020, because of the pandemic, but with a reduced capacity.

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