Victoria Azarenka

Warm weather makes Wimbledon grass even more challenging

Warm weather makes Wimbledon grass even more challenging

It has been an unseasonably warm and dry summer here, and the grass courts at Wimbledon have come under particular scrutiny. A number of players have been critical of their condition, among them Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.

Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, said Monday that he checked out the Centre Court grass a day earlier, and it was as good as he’d ever seen it.

“We are very happy with the courts, 100% confident in them,” Lewis said. “All the metrics, all the measurements that are taken show that the courts are as good as ever.”

Djokovic said last week that the surface seemed softer than usual, a feeling he doesn’t...

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