Wimbledon official Henman says plan to put championship back by week on right track
London, July 8(ANI): Former British tennis star Tim Henman, who is a member of Wimbledon tournament committee, has said they are keen to shift the championships a week later to give more time to players for preparation.
The French Open ends just 14 days before the Wimbledon, and various top players have demanded a change in the schedule so that they can get proper time to acclimatize to grass courts.
Henman said the French Open officials are not keen to change their schedule but the Wimbledon officials have no issues in shifting the tournament a week back but implementing the plan would take around two years due to the occurrence of other sporting events like British Grand Prix and the Open golf at the same time.
"The French don't want to move but Wimbledon does. It would be great if it went back a week, making the grass season longer. The people at Wimbledon are leading this. They are very keen," The Daily Star quoted Henman, as saying
"But there are some issues with television contracts and rights. The earliest it can happen is in two years from now as they have to give a certain amount of notice to both The Open and British Grand Prix," he added. (ANI)
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