Wimbledon 2022: dates and how to follow tennis competitions in the UK

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is the returning champion (Image: Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty)

After this The French Open, the next Grand Slam on the tennis calendar, is the legendary Wimbledon.

Held at the All England Club in the famed area of ​​south London, the championship is perhaps the biggest tennis event of the year, drawing even the casual spectator of the sport.

And the gleaming gold Wimbledon trophy is perhaps the most coveted prize a professional tennis player can win.

Wimbledon began way back in 1877 – and in 2022 many will be excited to see returning champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia defend his title following recent controversy.

Fans of Japan’s Naomi Osaka and Britain’s number one Emma Raducanu will also be watching with keen interest, especially after the player sustained an acute strain injury last week.

So when is Wimbledon this year? And where can you follow what’s happening?

When does Wimbledon 2022 start?


Fans will be arriving at the All England Club for Wimbledon at the end of June (Image: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wimbledon is taking place this year Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July.

For the first time, the tournament will be played over 14 days and will include play on Mid Sunday, according to the official schedule.

The first rounds for the men’s and women’s singles will be played on June 27th and Tuesday 28th June, with quarter-finals starting on Tuesday 5th July and semi-finals starting Thursday 7th July.

The women’s final will take place on Saturday 9th July and the men’s final on Sunday 10th July.

Times vary by court, but play on Center Court usually starts at 1:30 p.m. each day.

How to watch Wimbledon 2022 in the UK

If you want to watch Wimbledon you can follow the whole tournament on BBC channels.

The games are expected to be broadcast on BBC One and BBC Two and, as usual, you should be able to catch up and watch extra via the Red Button.

Exact times for specific games will be announced in due course.

Online viewers can follow BBC iPlayer, which can be streamed on smart TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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