Wimbledon is overseas, so not really near me.
It's also pretty expensive.
As for the WC, it's worth a shot. If he doesn't ask, he surely won't get one. In NL we have a saying 'you have no, you can get yes'. It doesn't really translate very well, but it means that there's no harm in asking. He's not losing anything by doing that.
And maybe now he feels like not playing much, but I don't think that will last long. He loves the game too much and has too many doubts as to finish the season. Maybe he will also play Swiss bundesliga again as it seems he had fun there last year.