Wimbledon Keeps a Stiff Upper Lip as Football Fever Grips England

Football fans celebrating in London on Saturday as England beat Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final

Football fans celebrating in London on Saturday as England beat Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final Credit REUTERS HENRY NICHOLLS

On Saturday, a stream of ticket-holders left the tennis club for nearby pubs to watch England's triumphant quarter-final after Wimbledon bosses opted not to show the game on the big screen, while others gathered around iPads and phones on site. On the same day the men's quarter-finals will be held in SW19.

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Federer, 36, could be playing for a ninth All England Club title on Sunday at the same time as England contest the final of the world's most widely viewed sporting event.

Should England make the final on Sunday, it´s possible that the men´s final may not even be over - especially if Federer and Rafael Nadal are involved.

He said: "It's not unheard of for there to be a ripple of applause or a shout when something happens in the football tournament and I am sure everybody will understand if it does".

London:Wimbledon chiefs insisted again Monday that the men's final will start at its traditional time despite it clashing with a potential England World Cup triumph.

An ever bigger clash awaits if England reach their first final since winning the World Cup in 1966 because the men's Wimbledon final would likely overlap with the decider in Moscow.

With two important matches still in action on a warm evening, Henman Hill would usually still be busy late on, but that was far from the case this time.

With almost half (63 per cent) of consumers choosing to watch the World Cup final, brands looking to jump on the conversation taking place online will thrive by anticipating the second-screen commentary and analysis.

"I was out and about around the grounds and you could tell when England had scored.it was wonderful".

"We didn't have one single complaint of anybody here feeling that the football interfered with their enjoyment of Wimbledon", he said.

"Hopefully England will get through to the final and it will be one of the very special days at Wimbledon". [Football fans] will hear every point, 'Wow, 0-15, 15-30.' The players are going to look up to the...

As Business Insider UK's Sports Reporter, I attended Wimbledon in the VIP area.

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