The Championship is back.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wimbledon was canceled in 2020 but things are a go in 2021. Just two weeks and a day after the French Open champions were crowned, tennis’ grass court championship will begin on Mon., June 28.
Two years may have elapsed but the storylines are running deep this year. Novak Djokovic, who captured the men’s title in 2019, returns to the All-England Club as the No. 1 seed and halfway to his first career Grand Slam as he’s won the Australian and French Open titles already in 2021. Eight-time champion Roger Federer continues his return to peak form and will not have to worry about Rafael Nadal eclipsing him for most men’s Grand Slam titles at the tournament.
The Spaniard, who is tied with Federer at 20, headlines a number of stars skipping tennis’ lone grass court Slam. Among those not competing are Naomi Osaka, 2019 women’s champion Simona Halep, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Milos Raonic.
But while the women’s side won’t have the No. 2 (Osaka) and No. 3 (Halep) players in the world competing, No. 1 Ash Barty is. She’s never made it past the fourth round at Wimbledon and she has a big name looming. If the Aussie makes it to the semis, she could see Serena Williams. The American is still looking for her 24th Grand Slam to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record. The holder of the most women’s singles titles in the Open Era, Williams has won on grass seven times, most recently in 2016.
Here is the full Wimbledon 2021 schedule, including draws, TV coverage breakdown and order of play for each round.
Wimbledon 2021 schedule
Wimbledon’s matches can be viewed on ESPN or ESPN2. All matches can also be streamed on ESPN3 and ESPN+ through the ESPN app. A subscription to fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial, provides access to all coverage.
In Canada, TSN will have the matches in addition to TSN.ca and the TSN App.
|Date||Round||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Mon., June 28||First Round||6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Tues., June 29||First Round||6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Wed., June 30||Second Round||6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Thurs., July 1||Second Round||6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Fri., July 2||Third Round||6 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||ESPN|
|Third Round||11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sat., July 3||Third Round||8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||ESPN|
|11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.||ESPN2|
|2 p.m. – 5 p.m.||ESPN|
|Mon., July 5||Round of 16 (Court 1, others)||6 a.m. – 4 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Round of 16 (Centre Court)||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||ESPN|
|Tues., July 6||Women’s quarterfinals (Centre Court)||8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Women’s quarterfinals (Court 1)||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Wed., July 7||Men’s quarterfinals (Centre Court)||8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Men’s quarterfinals (Court 1)||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Thurs., July 8||Women’s semifinals||8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||ESPN|
|Fri., July 9||Men’s semifinals||8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sat., July 10||Women’s final, men’s doubles final, women’s doubles final||9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sun., July 11||Men’s final, mixed doubles final||9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||ESPN|
When is Wimbledon 2021?
The 2021 Championships begins Monday, June 28 and concludes the weekend of June 10-11 with the women’s final on Saturday and the men’s final on Sunday.
What is Wimbledon 2021 men’s singles draw?
What is Wimbledon 2021 women’s singles draw?
2021 Wimbledon top-10 best odds
The defending men’s singles champ and the women’s No. 1 player have the best odds to win in 2021, per FanDuel.
(Odds as of June 25)
Nine players at +7000: Alex De Minaur, Aslan Karatsev, Daniel Elahi Galan, Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jannik Sinner, Karen Khachanov, Marin Cilic and Ugo Humbert.