WIMBLEDON is back in full swing – and there have been plenty of games to keep you well past your bedtime.
As always, there are floodlights for night time tennis and a roof on Center Court and Court No1 for when it rains.
But when should you remember to turn off the TV or try to take a break for that last move when you’re keeping the distance at SW19?
Is there a curfew at Wimbledon and until when will the game be played?
Yes, the curfew has been set at 11pm by Merton Council.
Outdoor events normally end at 11pm under UK licensing laws for health and safety reasons.
Before the roof was installed on Center Court, the game ended when the lights went out.
What is the last game played?
The first record for a late match was between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka when rain and the roof ended the match at 10:38 p.m. in the fourth round.
Then in 2010 a match between Novak Djokovic and Olivier Rochus ended at 10.58pm – leading to the curfew imposed by Merton Council.
Has the curfew been broken?
On June 30, 2012, Andy Murray’s third-round win over Marcos Baghdatis lasted until 11:02 p.m. despite the curfew.
However, no action was taken against the All England Club.
Merton Council Chair at the time, Stephen Alambritis, said “flexibility and common sense prevailed”.
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