“This has to be a joke!” Tennis Twitter furious over Wimbledon’s abysmal scheduling for not putting Stefanos Tsitsipas-Nick Kyrgios blockbuster clash on centre court

Fans express their disappointment in Wimbledon's Saturday scheduling after they put Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nick Kyrgios tie on Court No.1.

Tsitsipas vs Kyrgios
Tsitsipas vs Kyrgios

The 2022 Wimbledon Championships have been very weird this year due to a weak playing field. Amongst the ones who are playing, most of the top seeds from both the women’s and men’s sides have faltered in the initial rounds. On the men’s side, only 7 out of the top 23 in the world made it to the third round of the competition while on the women’s side, only two top 20 players have made it to the second week from the bottom half.

Amidst this, a third-round clash between 4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and Australian showman Nick Kyrgios is one of the most anticipated and most talked about matches. But the hype around it has turned ugly after Wimbledon decided to schedule the match on Court No.1 instead of the centre court.

Instead, they scheduled two women’s singles matches on centre court in which neither player is in the top 10. In an All-American clash, Coco Gauff will open centre court against Amanda Anisimova. This will be Gauff second consecutive match on centre court while Stefanos Tsitsipas, who has been a consistent top 10 player for the last few years, has never played a match on centre court in his career.

To make things worse, World No.1 Iga Swiatek, who is clearly the best player in the world by a mile, gets Court No.1 for the second consecutive time instead of the centre court.

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People on social media unhappy with Wimbledon’s poor scheduling

Stefanos Tsitsipas, Nick Kyrgios
Stefanos Tsitsipas, Nick Kyrgios

Needless to say, fans on social media were not happy with Wimbledon’s scheduling. Some even argued that Rafael Nadal’s match could be pushed to Court No.1 but Tsitsipas-Kyrgios should’ve been a centre court match. Some people even spoke of conspiracy theories as Kyrgios in his press conference had mentioned that the match will most probably be on Court No.1.


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