sport news Wimbledon courts can handle heatwave, says head groundsman

Wimbledon head groundsman Neil Stubley insists courts can handle heatwave: 'Last year was hotter... we will control it with irrigation overnight' Wimbledon's head groundsman has insisted the courts can handle the heatwave Temperatures are expected to soar to 29°C in the first week of the tournament But Neil Stubley is not worried and insisted it will not be as hot as it was last year He said: 'We'll control it with irrigation overnight and make sure covers are on' 

By Matthew Lambert for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 22:31 BST, 1 July 2018

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Wimbledon's head groundsman Neil Stubley has insisted the grass courts are ready to withstand the coming heatwave this fortnight.

The sun scorched the All England Club last year and some players alleged that the dry weather had made the courts dangerous.

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