Wimbledon Finals Schedule Rearranged due to Rain Delays

Wimbledon Finals Schedule Rearranged due to Rain Delays

The tournament director of this summer’s Wimbledon Championships has been forced to reschedule the mixed doubles and ladies’ doubles finals.

Persistent rain in west London has resulted in a large backlog of matches, particularly in the mixed doubles draw – which started later than the others.

The mixed final had originally been due to take place on Centre Court on Thursday, with the ladies event initially pencilled in to follow the men’s final on Sunday. 

However, the mixed doubles final has been pushed back to Sunday, while the ladies doubles showpiece will now be one of three finals staged back-to-back on Saturday.

A statement from tournament director Jamie Baker was issued on Tuesday morning.

Persistent rain this summer has forced Wimbledon bosses to revise the finals schedule

Play on the outside courts at Wimbledon has been frequent disrupted due to bad weather

Play on the outside courts at Wimbledon has been frequent disrupted due to bad weather


Saturday (Centre Court)

  • Ladies singles final
  • Gentlemen’s doubles final 
  • Ladies’ doubles final 

Sunday (Centre Court)

  • Gentlemen’s singles final 
  • Mixed doubles final

The statement read: ‘Due to the persistent wet weather across the past eight days of play, we have not yet managed to complete all first round Mixed Doubles matches.

‘The Scheduling Committee has determined that it is no longer possible to play the Mixed Doubles Final on Thursday and has therefore made the decision to revise the Finals Schedule.

‘This gives us the maximum flexibility to complete The Championships on time and to play all of the respective finals on Centre Court.’

Away from Centre Court, all girls finals in the U18 section are currently scheduled for Saturday, as are the boys’ U18 doubles final, the ladies’ wheelchair singles final and the gentlemen’s quad wheelchair doubles final. 

As things stand, Sunday will witness the gentlemen’s quad & wheelchair singles finals, plus the ladies’ wheelchair doubles final, the boys’ U18 singles final and the U14 finals in the boys and girls draws. 

No British players are currently still in the men’s or women’s singles events.

The ladies singles final, gentlemen’s doubles final, ladies’ doubles final, gentlemen’s singles final and mixed doubles final will all take place on Centre Court, which has a retractable roof

However, the second round of the mixed doubles will feature two all-British teams, while Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski will both play alongside American partners. 

Skupski has also made it to the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles with New Zealand’s Michael Venus. 

Another Brit, Henry Patten, is also still in the men’s doubles along with his partner, Harri Heliovaara of Finland.

But there are no Brits remaining in the women’s singles competition. 


No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *