Wimbledon to go silent in memorial of Tunisia attacks

Spectators on No. 1 Court watch the match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Tommy Haas of Germany at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday July 1, 2015. (File Photo: AP)

Wimbledon’s spectators and players will hold a moment of silence on Friday in memory of the Tunisia attack’s victims, one week after the massacre in Sousse.

“Wimbledon will be joining the national minute’s silence on Friday and we will be asking all those in the grounds at the time to observe the silence out of respect to the victims in Tunisia and their families,” a statement from the All England Club’s chief executive Richard Lewis read.

The death toll was the worst loss of life for Britain in a extremist attack since the July 2005 bombings in London, as the beach shootings left up to 30 Britons dead, and 25 more injured.

Play on the outside courts on Friday will begin at 12.15pm instead of 11.30am.

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