April 28, 2022
Emma Raducanu and Novak Djokovic will be afforded a more dramatic welcome at Wimbledon 2022 than ever seen before.
Wimbledon 2022 is all about the Centre Court Centenary. But it will celebrate the current superstars in style as well.
Traditionally, the world’s biggest stars have entered Centre Court by appearing from behind a discreet screen at one end of the arena.
Now there will be a more spectacular entrance onto the stage. And you might say it will better reflect the gladiatorial nature of the sporting action ahead.
A spokesman for the All England Club explained: ‘Our campaign for The Championships 2022 – with the theme “The Stage Awaits,” coupled with a centenary logo – will launch in the week following Roland Garros.
‘It will drive anticipation for this year’s Championships by imagining what the next 100 years of Centre Court might bring.
‘To coincide with the milestone, the Centre Court bowl has received a refresh, with a new central entrance for the players walking on court.’
Imagine the fanfare for reigning men’s champion Novak Djokovic and US Open winner Emma Raducanu!
It will be Wimbledon’s first opportunity to welcome Raducanu since she shocked the world with her “Fairytale of New York.”
This will also be the first Championships to see maximum spectator numbers on the grounds again at long last.
Djokovic will take it all in his stride, of course.
But Novak will also take a moment to savour his Centre Court entrance after so many months of uncertainty in his own career.
Raducanu built her Wimbledon run on her Court No1 successes last year.
But she has earned the right to a Centre Court billing after her extraordinary rise.
And Emma will have gained massive confidence from her match with world number one Iga Swiatek in Stuttgart.
There were times when she was slugging it out on equal terms with the best player on the planet.
Indeed Raducanu might have fought her way back into contention before going down 6-4, 6-4 in that feisty quarter-final.
There is every chance Raducanu can go deep at Wimbledon 2022!
And the Centre Court crowd will cheer her on in ways not seen since Andy Murray took his Wimbledon singles titles.
We can’t wait for the action to begin.
Will you be there to share Centre Court Centenary history?