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06th-Jul-2018

Wimbledon stars get World Cup fever

By AFP, London

From Roger Federer debating where his loyalties lie to Gael Monfils revelling in England's beer-soaked celebrations, it's safe to say World Cup fever has broken out at Wimbledon.
With Wimbledon's two-week tournament running at the same time as the World Cup, many of tennis's top stars are dividing their time between their own title aspirations and those of the footballers in Russia.
The World Cup is the talk of the locker room, according to Frenchman Monfils, with players putting aside on-court rivalries to gather round when matches are on television.
"The World Cup is definitely different. We have been chatting in the locker room, and for sure I have some comments. I watched the games actually in the locker room," Monfils said.