Thursday, July 19, 2012
The All England Club today confirmed that The Championships’ dates will be moved back by one week in 2015.
Wimbledon 2015 will run from Monday 29 June to Sunday 12 July.
“The best interests of tennis will be served by allowing the players more time to recuperate and to adjust from the clay of Roland Garros to the grass at Wimbledon. All our research indicates that there is widespread support within the game for extending the gap between the French Open and Wimbledon and, importantly, we think most players will welcome the prospect of a longer grass court season and spending more time on the softer surface of grass." Philip Brook, Chairman of the All England Club, said.
“In making this change from 2015 we recognise that there will be some important consequences for the overall tennis calendar and enough time needs to be given to allow us all to plan accordingly. In anticipation of the work required, I would like to thank our colleagues throughout the game for their enthusiasm and support for the vision of a tennis calendar that will better suit the needs of the modern day sport.” He added.
So now tennis players will have 3 weeks to get ready for Wimbledon instead of 2. Not much but something is something.