Not sure what happened yesterday, but it seems that some serious injuries were forcing these players to not play. Rumors were going around Wimbledon that the grass courts could be the reason, but Richard Lewis, CEO of the All England Club, published a statement regarding this subject.
“The court preparation has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years and it is well known that grass surfaces tend to be more lush at the start of an event. The factual evidence, which is independently checked, is that the courts are almost identical to last year, as dry and firm as they should be, and we expect them to continue to play to their usual high quality.”
Richard Lewis, Chief Executive
The All England Club
Now you can ask several questions:
– are the two grand slams to close to each other?
– is the grass to slippery? Is the grass too wet? or too long?
– are the court shoes to blame?
– are the players having physical problems?
At this point I really think it is just a year where these kind of things happen! But certainly a deeper investigation needs to be done. How can it be possible that so many players are slipping in the same court? Is there any correlation between last years Wimbledon and the Olympic Games? However, of course it is tough to see so many injuries and I am sure the tournament organization will do everything to find out more.
All injuries aside, yesterday, Roger Federer suffered the earliest Grand Slam exit since 2003 as he lost to Stakhovsky in four sets. A crazy result to terminate the day with. I don’t have any words for that. But credit to Stakhovsky who beat Roger.
A lot more to come over the next days! It will be very interesting!
Have a good evening,