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Why Wimbledon 2022 Will Be Different

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Wimbledon is the most prestigious tennis event that attracts tennis buffs from across the globe. It is also among the oldest, so the history and traditions of the tournament are alluring. But 2022 promises to be different for reasons beyond the pandemic break. Of course, fans will be more excited because the event did not happen in 2020, and it was organized with several restrictions in 2021. The audience is eager to be a part of the comeback. But there is much more to know about Wimbledon 2022. Let us explain how it will be different this year.

A historical milestone for the tournament

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament, dating back to 1877. This year marks the 135th staging of the event, and the All England Lawn Tennis Club is ready for the celebrations. Another special thing about 2022 is that it commemorates the centenary of Centre Court at its current location. The event was moved from Worple Road to Church Road a century ago. Other remarkable historical facts are the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and 100 years of the BBC. It is a truly unique year that marks a historical milestone for the tournament, and attending it will make you proud.

No Middle Sunday break

Over the years, Wimbledon stood apart from other Grand Slam tournaments because of the middle Sunday break. The All England Club fiercely protected the tradition, stating that both the players and the grass needed a day of rest. It is the first time Middle Sunday will feature as a part of the event schedule. It will also be the big day of the Centenary celebrations with the locals, community groups, schools, and charities getting tickets for the event. But you can check Green & Purple to get in with debenture tickets instead of struggling in the queue. You may have to shell out a considerable sum for these tickets, but the ease and amenities that come along make it worthwhile.

A ban on Russian and Belarusian players

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Another factor that makes Wimbledon 2022 different is the ban imposed on the Russian and Belarusian players. The ban covers all players from the countries, including those denouncing the military action against Ukraine. Big names like Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev among male players, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Aryna Sabalenka, and Victoria Azarenka will be out of action from the female lineup. The ban is an initiative to express solidarity with Ukraine against Russian aggression. But there are plenty more to make the tournament as exciting as ever, so there is no reason to miss out.

The event promises a lot more this year with its preparations for the grand celebrations. A fresh look for the Centre Court bowl is all set to be a visual treat. You will see a redesign for the umpire’s chair on Centre Court and Court No.1. The umpires and linespeople will have new designer uniforms from the house of Ralph Lauren. Wimbledon is geared up to be a lot more thrilling in 2022, so plan your trip before the tickets are all gone.

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