Wimbledon final to clash with the big showdown in Russian Federation

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When asked if he was anxious about Sunday's World Cup final in Russian Federation clashing with the Wimbledon men's singles final, Roger Federer couldn't help but laugh.

Wimbledon's courts emptied as England faced Sweden and fans watched from smart phones or tablets.

Roger Federer saw the amusing side of a possible World Cup-Wimbledon final clash and was more concerned about what effect the tennis could have on the viewing ratings of the football.

Ardent sporting fans all noticed one thing when they looked at their sporting calendars at the start of the summer: the World Cup Final clashes with the Wimbledon men's final.

Last Saturday, England made the semi-finals with victory over Sweden as action at Wimbledon took place.

When asked if he thought people watching the World Cup final on their devices simultaneously would detract from the atmosphere, Federer added: "It's going to happen anyway, if I'm going in the final or not, the Wimbledon final will take place, and so will the World Cup final".

Wimbledon officials are refusing to show any games from the World Cup on the All England Club's big screen, Reuters report, despite clashes between the championship's matches and England's games in Russian Federation.

The clash of timings has been felt nowhere more so than in England, with Gareth Southgate's men now so close to reaching their first final since 1966. Lewis said: "Our attitude is if people aren't affecting other people's enjoyment of the tennis, which they weren't, because they've got it on silent or whatever, or they are listening with an earphone, or whatever, that's fine".

Fans are being treated to a hectic day of tennis at SW19 on Manic Monday, with world number one Rafael Nadal and three-time champion Novak Djokovic also due to play.

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

"I saw a few pictures the size of Croatia compared to size of Russian Federation, and I think if we are already to be in semi-finals is unbelievable, but if we can make it further, it´s really good, as well".

"They'll hear every point, Wow, love-15, 15-30".

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