Wimbledon Contestants Complain About The Inadequate Conditions
Andy Murray joined other Wimbledon contestants to raise concerns over the ‘extremely slippery’ court.
On Tuesday, the 23-time grand-slam champion Serena Williams was among a group of players who suffered difficulties with the texture of the grass this week as she made an upsetting exit following an ankle injury.
Williams’s match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich took place aright after Roger Federer’s opponent Adrian Mannarino also had to end early after slipping and injuring his knee.
Later on Tuesday, Williams said that her exit had been “heart breaking”
Federer said, “This is obviously terrible that it’s back-to-back matches and it hits Serena as well” “Oh, my God, I can’t believe it.”
In addition to this, Novak Djokovic who is known for his smooth movements, and his opponent Jack Draper slipped numerous times between them despite the roof being used above in order to keep the wet weather out.
Roger Federer also pointed out last night that having a closed roof can also create more moisture and humidity and stated that “it feels a tad more slippery maybe under the roof”
After Williams had to retire following a nasty fall, Murray tweeted that it had been “brutal” for her and continued to say that “centre court is extremely slippy out there” “Not easy to move out there.”
Mannarino was unable to recover from spraining his knee after losing his footing on the court against Federer and had this to say about the surface “I just slid down and it was really slippery. I heard a big crack and I knew straight away that I wouldn’t be able to do anything anymore”
Wimbledon had previously come under fire in 2013 for the state of the courts after seven players were forced to pull out through injury in just a single day. Maria Sharapova slipped three times and was heard muttering; “This court is dangerous”
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