Wimbledon 2022: times, TV and how to stream
Wimbledon 2022 gets underway on Monday 27 June, check out how to follow the iconic tournament from London SW19.
Wimbledon 2022 gets underway on Monday 27th June and is set to be the 135th edition of The Championships, which this year, is celebrating 100 years of Centre Court and the All England Lawn Tennis Club moving to its current home on Church Road.
The AELTC announced the list of seeds earlier this week with Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal occupying the top two positions in the men’s section, closely followed by Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipa, Carlos Alcaraz and Matteo Berretini. Serena Williams has been awarded a wildcard entry for singles but four-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka won’t be taking part this year after withdrawing with an Achilles injury. Poland’s Iga Swiatek heads the women’s seeds, she is followed by Anett Kontaveit, Ons Jabeur, Paula Badosa and Maria Sakkari.
Monday’s big names in action:
As tradition dictates at Wimbledon, the champion of the previous edition, Novak Djokovic, will play the first match on center court, starting at 07:30 ET against South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon.
After the Serbian enters the fray, the British public will be able to see two of their idols, the young Emma Raducanu and the veteran Andy Murray.
The young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (19 years old), who is participating for the second time in the London Grand Slam, will make his debut on court No. 1 against the German Jan-Lennard Struff.
It is clear that Alcaraz believes he can learn to play on the grass, and that he will pull out all the stops to become a champion on the fast lawns of London, beginning on Monday.
“I’m trying to copy some things from the best ones,” he said. “I always watch videos: Federer, [Novak] Djokovic, Rafa [Nadal] and Andy [Murray] as well, trying to copy the moves.”
That quartet has dominated at Wimbledon for two decades now. The last player not from that group to win the men’s singles was Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, with Federer landing eight titles, Djokovic six, Nadal two and Murray two.
Federer is the only one of Wimbledon’s ‘Big Four’ absent this year; knee trouble preventing him taking part.