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Wimbledon's Centre Court decisions questioned

Wimbledon is facing criticism over "Centre Court roof bungles," having kept it closed during dry weather for Katie Boulter's win but open during rain on Rafael Nadal's match. Nadal's fourth set against Ricardas Berankis was "heavily disrupted" as staff were forced to sweep the grass dry as the roof eventually came on, "causing a total 50-minute delay." The All England Club "had no immediate explanation for the decisions," although organizers are always led minute-to-minute by weather forecasts. The decision to keep the roof closed earlier had puzzled Boulter, who said of the closed roof, "I didn't know until maybe five minutes before I went on the court. It was definitely relevant. It was nice to get acquainted in my first match under the roof. Never seen it before, never played underneath it" (London TELEGRAPH, 6/30).

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