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When is the 2022 Wimbledon draw? Date, time, schedule and where to watch TV and online

Attentions turn to London’s All England Lawn Tennis Club with the start of Wimbledon and the possibility that Djokovic and Nadal could meet in the final.

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This year, Wimbledon will be marking a special occasion - it is 100 years since the All England Lawn Tennis Club moved from Worple Road to Church Road, while Centre Court is celebrating its centenary. And there is also a possibility that six-time winner Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal, a Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010, could meet in the Men’s final.

The list of seeds was announced on Tuesday with Djokovic and Nadal occupying the top two positions, followed by Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipa, Carlos Alcaraz and Matteo Berretini. Last week, the All England Club confirmed that Serena Williams has been awarded a wildcard entry for singles, marking her return to grand slam action after a year away. The seven-time winner has not competed since retiring injured from her first-round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in last year’s tournament.

Sasnovich is one of a handful of players who will not be involved in this year’s competition. The ATP and WTA took the decision in April to ban players from Russia and Belarus due to the two countries’ involvement in the invasion of Ukraine. That decision also affects Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Aryna Sabalenka. AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt explained, “We recognise that this is hard on the individuals affected, and it is with sadness that they will suffer for the actions of the leaders of the Russian regime”.

When is the 2022 Wimbledon draw?

The singles draw for the 2022 edition of Wimbledon takes place in London on Friday 24 June at 5 a.m. EDT / 2 a.m. PDT. All participants will find out who their first opponent will be and who they could meet as the tournament progresses.

Find out what time the 2022 Wimbledon singles draw takes place wherever you are in the world

The doubles draw for the 2022 edition of Wimbledon takes place in London on Friday 24 June at 7 a.m. EDT / 4 a.m. PDT

Find out what time the 2022 Wimbledon doubles draw takes place wherever you are in the world

2022 Wimbledon schedule

Qualifying rounds began on Monday 20 June and will continue until Thursday 23 June. For the first time, the Championships will be played over 14 days with the introduction of matches on Middle Sunday, The inclusion of Middle Sunday will see the fourth round singles matches spread across two days, and the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ singles matches will be mixed through the quarter-finals. The Mixed Doubles competition will be a 32-draw size with the final scheduled to take place on Thursday, following the Ladies’ singles semi-finals on Centre Court.

The main draw will begin on Monday 27 June. Play on all outside courts will start at 11.00 a.m. local time (6 a.m. EDT / 3 a.m. PDT. The Ladies’ Singles Final and Men’s Doubles final will be played on Saturday 9 July. The Men’s Singles final and Ladies Doubles final will be contested on Sunday 10 July.

How can I watch the 2022 Wimbledon draw?

The 2022 Wimbledon draw will be streamed live across the official tournament social media platforms as well as the official website: https://www.wimbledon.com.

In the United States, the draw can be streamed live on NBC or through the Tennis Channel app. ESPN+ will be providing live coverage of the tournament.

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