Federer confident Tennis can outshine Football

Novak Djokovic is hoping to see a full court for the men’s final but the lure of football may be too much to resist

Lewis has also said that Wimbledon will not screen the final, insisting that the television on "Henman Hill" is "reserved for tennis".

The current Wimbledon edition will stay in the history due to the coinciding of the men's singles final, that will start on Sunday at 2:00 PM, with the World Cup final, that takes place at 4:00 PM UK time. On the same day the men's quarter-finals will be held in SW19.

But Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis has refused to change the championship's stance and said attending spectators were expecting to see tennis.

Fans will, however, be able to follow the action in Russian Federation on their phones and tablets using the tournament's wifi signal.

The men's final starts at 2pm, with the World Cup final at 4pm.

Lewis said he had not asked Federation Internationale de Football Association to consider moving the World Cup final to a different time.

'It is not unheard of for there to be a ripple of applause or a shout when something special happens in a football tournament, ' he said.

Fans in Wimbledon's Centre Court turning around to watch England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden from TV. Four thousand spectators fled in search of pubs, while others huddled around screens within the grounds.

Those who stuck around appeared more interested in following the action from Russian Federation via electronic devices instead of watching the tennis take place in front of them.

There were several people keeping up with action on their phones, with one woman kitted out in England attire watching on a bench while waiting for Martina Navratilova to play her women's invitational doubles match on Court Three. 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".

"I was out and about around the grounds and you could tell when England had scored". It didn't happen on Saturday particularly, it didn't disturb people.

Rather than worrying about what kind of disruption the World Cup final might cause to the two Wimbledon finalists, eight-times champion Roger Federer offered a different take on the potential clash.

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