John McEnroe hits nail on the head in aftermath of Rafael Nadal epic

Day Six: The Championships - Wimbledon 2017

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic will start his round of 16 match on Tuesday at midday rather than on Monday as scheduled even though Centre Court was free to use from 6.50pm last night.

Wimbledon organisers appeared to change their minds on several occasions as to whether they would be moving the Djokovic-Mannarino match from Court One or not.

Rafael Nadal's match against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller went into five sets and saw the Spaniard get knocked out as he fell 15-13 in the decider.

On Today at Wimbledon, host Clare Balding asked Tracy Austin and John McEnroe for their two cents and neither former player could understand why Djokovic wasn't put on Centre Court.

The fact that he is playing on Tuesday means he will get a day's less rest, 13-14 hours or so which, at this level, can make a huge difference.

McEnroe made the point that Court One ticket holders had got great value from their tickets anyway and therefore the match could have feasibly been moved to Centre Court.

Putting the three-time champion Djokovic on Centre Court would have been "a golden opportunity", according to the American former men's champion.

Austin, a Wimbledon doubles champion and US Open singles title holder in her day, agreed with McEnroe, but suggested crowd control was part of the their decision making.

Since last night's programme was aired, Wimbledon have released a statement echoing Austin's thoughts and cause for concern.

Unsurprisingly, people on Twitter were all saying the same thing about the saga - Djokovic should have been moved to Centre Court.

"The safety and security of all visitors to The Championships is of paramount importance. The preference was to play the Djokovic v Mannarino match as scheduled on No.1 Court.

"When that was no longer an option, it was determined the match could not be moved to Centre Court due to the number of spectators remaining in the Grounds.

"As late as 8.30pm, 30,000 people still remained in the Grounds, and therefore moving the match would have created a significant safety issue."

So, what does Mr McEnroe make of that? The famed contrarian has not made a public statement yet and will no doubt have something to say on the issue.

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