Wimbledon 2021 – How to watch, schedule, draw, frame, tennis scores and more
Wimbledon returned to ESPN this year after the cancellation of the world’s oldest tennis tournament last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will have information on the results, the key players and the big stories during the Grand Slam, from the time the draw is released until the time the champions are crowned.
How to watch Wimbledon
The entire tournament will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, as well as on ESPN + and the ESPN app.
The Women’s Championship, starring Ash Barty and Karolina Pliskova, airs Saturday at 9 a.m. on ESPN, while the Men’s Championship airs Sunday at 9 a.m.
Thursday at Wimbledon
Barty and Pliskova clinched their places in the women’s singles championship. Barty, the tournament’s number one seed, defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6 (3). Barty, 25, is looking for his second Grand Slam title.
To do so, she will need to defeat No. 8 seed Pliskova, who beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Pliskova, 29, has yet to win a major championship. She is competing in her first Grand Slam final since the 2016 US Open.
What’s new for Friday at Wimbledon
Number one seed Novak Djokovic is two games away from his 20th Grand Slam singles title, which would tie Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most by a male player. First, he faces 22-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov.
In the other men’s semi-final, seventh-seeded Matteo Berrettini will face No.14 seed Hubert Hurkacz as the two try to reach their first major final.
What happened on Wednesday at Wimbledon
The men’s quarter-finals started with No.1 Novak Djokovic advancing to the semi-finals with a straight-set victory over Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. No.14 Hubert Hurkacz surprised No.6 Roger Federer in straight sets 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 to qualify. On court 1, Canada’s number 10 Denis Shapovalov outlasted 25th seed Karen Khachanov 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4. But his fellow Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, 16th seed, fell to number 7 Matteo Berrettini in the last quarter-final of the day 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.
What happened on Tuesday at Wimbledon
The women’s semi-finals are set after world No.1 Ash Barty defeated compatriot Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-3 and No.2 Aryna Sabalenka ended Tunisian Ons Jabeur’s historic streak 6 -4, 6-3. Barty will face Angelique Kerber, winner 6-2, 6-3 against Karolina Muchova in the semi-final while Sabalenka will face Karolina Pliskova in the other semi-final. Pliskova beat Viktorija Golubic 6-2, 6-2 in Tuesday’s quarter-finals.
On the men’s side, Daniil Medvedev was leading Hubert Hurkacz two sets to one when Monday’s fourth round match was postponed. On Tuesday resumption, Hurkacz rebounded to oust the world number 2 in five sets.
What happened on Monday at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final with a straight-set victory over Cristian Garin on Monday. Sixth seed Roger Federer beat Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets to advance to the quarter-finals.
Also on the men’s side, Karen Khachanov defeated American Sebastian Korda in a five-set thriller 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.
While the top two seeds in the women’s draw, Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka, won their fourth round matches, seventh-seeded Iga Swiatek lost to 21st-seeded Ons Jabeur in three sets. .
American Coco Gauff lost to Wimbledon 2018 winner Angelique Kerber, meaning no American or American made it to the quarter-finals.
What are the intrigues of Wimbledon?
Novak Djokovic, who comes off victories at the Australian Open in February and the French Open in June, is aiming for his sixth Wimbledon title. If he wins the tournament, he will tie Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most important championships in men’s tennis history.
Federer, 39, who withdrew from Roland Garros before the fourth round, is looking for his ninth Wimbledon championship. Nadal, meanwhile, withdrew from Wimbledon and the Olympics, saying he “listens to my body” so he can “extend my career and keep doing what makes me happy”.
Nadal is not the only high profile player to withdraw from Wimbledon. Naomi Osaka, the second female player, has retired from the tournament in part to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. Reigning women’s singles champion Simona Halep, world No.3, withdrew early Friday with a calf injury, after World No.5 Dominic Thiem withdrew from Wimbledon due to a right wrist injury the day before.
The women’s field is filled with parity, as seven different women have won the last eight majors. Barty, whose only Grand Slam was the 2019 French Open, hadn’t made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon in his career.
Will there be fans at Wimbledon?
Yes, fans are allowed at this year’s tournament. The two singles finals will allow full crowds on center court, making it the first outdoor sporting event in the UK to have full capacity since the start of the pandemic. The capacity will be 50% until the final, which will be 100%.
The All England Club have said fans are required to wear face coverings on the venue’s pitch, but will not be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing when seated. Spectators will also be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of attending.