- Some first-round matches are yet to take place
- Play on No 1 Court delayed by reluctance to use roof
Wimbledon’s chaotic opening week continued on Wednesday with more rain and challenges over scheduling adding pressure on organisers to clear a looming backlog. With Just Stop Oil protesters adding to the disruption, the All England Club’s attempt to play an ambitious total of 87 singles matches soon fell by the wayside.
The competition has a significant number of first-round matches still to play while the top seeds, able to continue under the covers of the main show courts, have already progressed to round three.
Written by Paul MacInnes at Wimbledon
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jul/05/wimbledon-rain-fatalism-rather-than-frustration under the title “‘It’s Wimbledon, it rains’: fatalism rather than frustration takes hold for players”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.