Should we stay on the Laura Robson bandwagon for another round?
Although I enjoy most Wimbledon traditions, one of the exceptions is the Middle Sunday. Before I launch into today’s topic, the unseeded players who have reached the second week, I wanted to share some thoughts about this lacuna. Feel free to jump down below the asterisks if you’d prefer. Otherwise, let me explain why I would dispense with the Middle Sunday.
Not just because Great Britain is a secular state, and the AELTC a secular organization.
Not just because it seems capricious to toss aside a quarter of your tournament’s weekend days. (You know, the days when people are best able to actually sit on their couches and watch things like tennis.)
Not just because it seems slightly elitist to separate the haves of the second week so sharply from the have-nots of the first.
Not just because arbitrarily removing an entire day from your schedule makes every rain delay loom that much larger. (This is exacerbated by the...