Rained out Wimbledon final could cost tennis chiefs a million pounds

London, July 5 : If the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday is rained out, tennis chiefs could face a loss of up to a million pounds.

The weatherman has warned that heavy rain is a certainty, and could last through the afternoon.

According to The Mirror, almost 13,000 Centre Court fans will get their tickets worth 91 pounds each refunded if a downpour limits play to less than an hour.

Spectators can't use them if the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal match is postponed to Monday.

All England Club Spokesman Johnny Perkins, however, said: "We have money in the coffers to cover it."

Story first published: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 19:21 [IST]
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