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Rusedski: McEnroe wrong about night sessions

   

Greg Rusedski has told The Tennis Space that he does not expect to ever see night sessions under the closed roof of Wimbledon’s Centre Court: “John McEnroe has been having a bit of a joke saying that there will be night sessions at Wimbledon, but I don’t think that will happen.”

Rusedski on whether Wimbledon would ever schedule night sessions: “John McEnroe has been having a bit of a joke saying that there will be night sessions at Wimbledon, but I don’t think that will happen because of the residents around the area and because of health and safety. What I found very interesting was what happened on Friday – it rained for just 15 minutes and they had the rain closed all day, and I didn’t think that was right. The Championships is meant to be an outdoor event. When there’s really bad weather, of course you use the roof. But they should keep it the way it is.

“The problem is that it would be unfair on certain players. It’s not like night sessions at the US Open – as the surface doesn’t get slippery at the US Open. You can play outside there. With night sessions at Wimbledon, you have to be in a false environment where eveything is regulated, with the lights and the air-conditioning. So I don’t think we’ll see night sessions.”