Updated on 06/23/2022 at 16:31
- Defending Wimbledon champion Djokovic will compete in London, as will French Open winner Nadal.
- In Wimbledon 2022, neither the men nor the women will play for world ranking points.
- Here’s how to watch Wimbledon 2022 live on TV and stream.
Wimbledon is banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in the tournament this year. In order not to put these athletes at a disadvantage, the ATP and WTA associations have decided not to award world ranking points for the world’s most important grass tournament in 2022. The reaction of some professionals: They don’t even travel there. For others, on the other hand, it is about prestige in addition to the prize money. Scot Andy Murray is certain: “Wimbledon will never be just an exhibition and will never feel like one.”
Wimbledon 2022: This is how you see the third Grand Slam of the year live on TV and stream
The game will be served at Wimbledon’s All England Tennis Club from Monday 27 June. Sky holds the exclusive broadcasting rights to the classic lawn. The pay-TV broadcaster will be broadcasting daily from 11:45 a.m. until the quarter-finals and provides five channels: Tennis fans can watch a conference on Sky Sport 1 and Sky Sport 1 HD, while Sky Sport 2 and Sky Sport 2 HD are reserved for Center Court. On Sky Sport 3 to 5 and Sky Sport 3 HD to Sky Sport 5 HD, a selection of top matches from the outer places can be seen, with Sky giving preference to games with German participation. Sky subscribers can be on the go via Sky Go or Wow (formerly Sky Ticket), and Sky also offers a Wimbledon channel on its website, where a selected match can be streamed free of charge on the opening day.
Sky sends a whole dozen into the tournament as commentators: In addition to Stefan Hempel, who will accompany the men’s final and Marcel Meinert, who will accompany the women’s final, there will also be Paul Häuser, Roland Evers, Kai Dittmann, Markus Gaupp, Hannes Herrmann and Jonas Friedrich , Jaron Steiner, Markus Götz, Philipp Langosz and Thomas Wagner. Well-known co-commentators are at your side. In the first week of the tournament, DTB professional Mischa Zverev takes a seat at the microphone before Michael Stich, who won Wimbledon in 1991, takes over from the quarter-finals. For the women, Julia Görges will take a seat in the announcer’s booth, also from the quarter-finals – she was still in the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2018.
Clear favorite for the men, all open for the women
The big favorite for the men’s title in Wimbledon is Novak Djokovic. His chances of winning the tournament for the fourth time in a row are not bad: Germany’s Alexander Zverev injured himself in the semifinals in Paris against Rafael Nadal and is out with a torn ligament; Daniil Medvedev is excluded from the tournament as a Russian; Last year’s finalist Matteo Berrettini or the Canadian Denis Shapovalov can only beat the Serbs in a best-of-five format on an excellent day; and Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas tend to have problems on grass. The Australian Nick Kyrgios, who is still undefeated against the Joker (after two games), and the tennis king of Paris, Rafael Nadal, are most likely to pose a threat to Djokovic. Many fans are also eagerly awaiting the further development of the Spanish youngster Carlos Alcaraz.
There will definitely be a new winner for women, because defending champion Ashleigh Barty surprisingly announced her retirement in March. The big favorite is therefore Iga Swiatek. The Pole is number one in the world and also triumphed in the final in Paris – it was her 35th win in a row. The American Cori Gauff, last year’s finalist Karolina Pliskova and the recently strong Tunisian Ons Jabeur are said to have the best chances of breaking this series. The seven-time Wimbledon winner Serena Williams, on the other hand, has at best outsider chances – the American can participate in Wimbledon 2022 with a wild card. From a German perspective, hopes rest on Angelique Kerber, who sensationally won Wimbledon in 2018 and is currently ranked 18th in the world.
The Wimbledon calendar at a glance:
- Monday, June 27 from 11:45 a.m.: First round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Tuesday, June 28 from 11:45 a.m.: First round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Wednesday, June 29 from 11:45 a.m.: Second round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Thursday, June 30 from 11:45 a.m.: Second rounds men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Friday, July 1 from 11:45 a.m.: Third round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Saturday, July 2 from 11:45 a.m.: Third round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Sunday, July 3rd from 11:45 am: Fourth round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Monday, July 4th from 11:45 am: Fourth round men and womenSky Sport 1 to 5, Sky Sport 1 HD to 5 HD
- Tuesday, July 5 from 1:45 p.m.: Quarterfinals men and womenSky Sport 1 to 3, Sky Sport 1 HD to 3 HD
- Wednesday, July 6 from 1:45 p.m.: Quarterfinals men and womenSky Sport 1 to 3, Sky Sport 1 HD to 3 HD
- Thursday, July 7 from 1:45 p.m.: Semifinals womenSky Sport 1, Sky Sport 1 HD
- Friday, July 8 from 1:45 p.m.: Semifinal menSky Sport 1, Sky Sport 1 HD
- Saturday, July 9th from 2:45 p.m.: Final DamenSky Sport 1, Sky Sport 1 HD
- Sunday, July 10 from 2:45 p.m.: Final MenSky Sport 1, Sky Sport 1 HD
The record winner of the French Open in Paris, Rafael Nadal from Spain, has announced that he will not take part in the tournament in Wimbledon and the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Making this decision was difficult for the 35-year-old. (Teaser: Getty Images/Julian Finney) © DAZN