The 2022 Wimbledon Championships is scheduled to begin on June 27, and will be the first not to officially feature a Middle Sunday in the tournament’s history.

In 134 previous editions, only rain could interrupt the traditional break in play between the first and second weeks of the fortnight. The day spent resting the grass would then be followed by a "Manic Monday," where all 16 fourth-round matches would take place. Even then, there have been just four so-called “Peoples Sundays,” most recently in 2016—the year Serena Williams won a record-tying 22nd major title.

Roger Federer played the final Manic Monday match on Centre Court in 2021; an eight-time Wimbledon champion, he defeated in-form Italian Lorenzo Sonego and eulogized the loss of one of SW19’s defining traditions during his on-court interview.

"I don't know how old the tournament actually is," Federer said in his on-court interview. "I should know, but I don't! But when we look back in 20 or 50 years, I'm happy to have played in an era with a Middle Sunday even if we have to change with the times."

The new schedule will be more in line with the other three major tournaments, with fourth-round action playing out across Sunday and Monday. Though one tradition will exit, another is set to return: the queue, famed for its fans pitching tents in hopes of securing same-day tickets, will come back after its two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.