Tennis is a classic sport that has been practiced since the 19th century. It originated in England and one of the oldest and most esteemed tournaments to be played as part of this sport is the Wimbledon Championship. It is played on traditional grass courts and has been around since 1877.
Wimbledon is a magnanimous event as fans from all over the world flock to attend it for fifteen days. There are many peculiar aspects of this tournament and one in particular that stands out is the ticketing system and its price.
At Wimbledon, a unique public voting ticketing system is followed. This takes place at the beginning of the year and has been a constant practice since 1924. However, due to the ongoing war with the coronavirus, the usual method has been discarded.
This year, tickets have been issued online and are available from mid-June. Ticket prices for this season's men's final start at £ 240. For the lower courts the cost is £ 44, and the more reasonable center court ticket for the two weeks is priced at £ 70.
Normally, women's singles final ticket prices start at £ 200, whereas you can buy the final men's singles entry for £ 250. However, the circumstances are different this year. There is usually a queue every season, which is a trend that follows at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
However, to keep up with social distancing rules, this system has been scrapped this season. The main mode of ticket availability is online. The rules are different this year due to changing circumstances. Although the event was canceled last season, preference will be given to fans who had tickets sold last year.
Speaking to the media after the match, Auger-Aliassime said the win over Roger Federer would boost his morale and help him in the days to come. He also joked that had it been the final, he would have burst out the champagne bottles already.
Felix Auger-Aliassime lost the opening set
"If it was the final today, I would have taken out the champagne,” Felix Auger-Aliassime said at a press conference. "It's a great victory, I can be proud of what I did today on the court.
I couldn't have played much better in the first set,” said Auger-Aliassime. "I had my first chance to break and take the lead. Whenever I had opportunities Roger Federer played really well and served well so sure sometimes it's a little frustrating but I couldn't ask for much better.
I told myself to continue, to keep fighting and that at one point, maybe he would hit less first balls," he added. "Once I converted my first break point and that gave me the lead, it gave me confidence and I said to myself: ok I can win return games."