The Wimbledon Championships 2021 organizers are receiving a variety of backlash, particularly concerning their administration of the Centre Court docket. Loads of gamers together with the likes of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have slipped there after they had been enjoying pictures behind the baseline. Sadly, Serena injured her proper leg due to the identical which pressured her to withdraw from the Grand Slam.
Although gamers like Roger Federer and Serena Williams have admitted that courts are a bit slippery, tennis legend, Todd Woodbridge believes that the organizers will not be at fault right here. In a latest interview, he talked about that gamers ought to be taught to adapt to the circumstances.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in motion throughout his first-round match towards South Africa’s Kevin Anderson REUTERS/Toby Melville
“They’re grass courts, they’re greasy, they’ve had damp climate, and that’s all the pieces that grass-court tennis is about. It’s a must to be taught to maneuver on it. We’ve got higher expertise within the sneakers and higher expertise within the grass. Making some beat up that it’s a significant downside is a waste of time,” mentioned Woodbridge within the interview.
Woodbridge clearly acknowledged that it’s not the primary time when a participant is slipping on a grass courtroom and thus, it’s a waste of time to say that it’s a large downside. In a tweet, he even highlighted that gamers ought to resort to raised footwork with a purpose to enhance their gameplay on grass.
After all it’s slippery it’s a grass courtroom. Footwork and motion a part of the nuance and talent of enjoying on the floor. https://t.co/W6lmdkcFRa
— Todd Woodbridge (@toddwoodbridge) June 30, 2021
“After all, it’s slippery it’s a grass courtroom. Footwork and motion a part of the nuance and talent of enjoying on the floor,” tweeted the 22-time Grand Slam winner.
“Have to regulate, notably on the Centre Court docket”- Todd Woodbridge after the Serena Williams incident
The scenes of Serena Williams crying on the Centre Court docket are nonetheless recent within the minds of tennis followers. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was helpless as she couldn’t simply play after injuring her leg throughout the first set. Nonetheless, Woodbridge feels that gamers do fall on the grass courts however they need to know find out how to modify whereas enjoying on the floor.
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. in motion throughout her first-round match towards Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich Pool through REUTERS/Jed Leicester
“It occurs yearly when somebody slips over. It’s a must to modify, notably on the centre courtroom. I’ve performed a gap match on there. You simply need to be ready. The fact is, had it been 28 levels on the weekend and laborious sunshine, the courts would have modified in a short time,” added the previous Australian participant.
Followers bought some aid after understanding that Serena’s damage shouldn’t be that severe and she or he’ll be again on the courtroom quickly. Nonetheless, they’re certainly upset as they gained’t be capable to see her on the Wimbledon Championships 2021 anymore. Will the tennis queen be capable to win her twenty fourth Grand Slam title this yr?