Wimbledon 2022: Preview, live stream, schedule, and draw
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The moment you’ve all been waiting for – the return of The Championships, Wimbledon.
Pre-dating the Open Era, The Championships were founded 145 years ago making it the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It has played host to the most decorated names in tennis, including the likes of eight-time winner Roger Federer, 22-time Grand Slam champion Steffi Graf, both Williams sisters and - Wimbledon’s most successful visitor – Martina Navratilova.
As we hit the halfway mark of what has been a thrilling season on the grass so far, we will be taking you through everything you need to know ahead of Wimbledon.
When is Wimbledon 2022?
Qualifying for The Championships will run from Monday 20 June to Thursday 23 June.
The main draw will take place from Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July.
Which British players will be competing in Wimbledon 2022?
To kick-off the impressive, towering list of Brits to have been confirmed by The All England Lawn Tennis Club, we have the most successful British player to have etched his name in the Wimbledon history books – we all know who he is - former two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. The former world No.1 is set to return to the home of some of his most prized memories in his magnanimous career as he prepares to make his fourteenth appearance at the tournament.
Joining Murray will be 2021 Indian Wells title holder, Cam Norrie. The British No.1 has two trophies to his name already this season as he added the Delray Beach and Lyon Open to his list of accolades.
After inspiring performances in the lead up to the Championships, Wimbledon main draw wild cards have been awarded to Liam Broady, Paul Jubb, Jay Clarke, Alastair Gray and – after what can only be described as a scintillating opening to his ATP tour debut at this year’s cinch Championships - quarter-finalist Ryan Peniston.
Emma Raducanu will lead the British charge in the women’s singles, entering the tournament for the first time as a Grand Slam champion. After a dreamy triumph at the US Open late last year, the 19-year-old’s remarkable rise to fame has been nothing if not a whirlwind. From a relative unknown to a teenage sporting superstar, Raducanu’s return to Wimbledon won’t be one to miss.
British stars Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage, Heather Watson, Lily Miyazaki, Katie Swan and Sonay Kartal will also be setting up camp in SW19 as they receive wild cards to the women’s singles draw.
Who else is playing at Wimbledon 2022?
A formation of tennis talent from all over the globe; the entry lists are flooded with high-profile names. Novak Djokovic returns as he ogles his third consecutive Wimbledon title, while Rafael Nadal looks to claim a record-extending 23 Grand Slam victories.
Man of the moment, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is set to make his second appearance at the tournament after having already claimed four trophies this season alone. Meanwhile, Poland’s Iga Swiatek will enter the competition as world No.1 for the first time in her career. With two Roland Garros trophies to her name to date, can she clinch her piece of grass court silverware? Serena Williams has also been hitting the headlines after taking a wild card into this year's event since Wimbledon last year.
Check out the full list of entrants here.
Who are the Wimbledon reigning champions?
- Men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- Women’s singles – Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
- Men’s doubles – Nikola Metktic (CRO) and Mate Pavic (CRO)
- Women’s doubles – Hsieh Su-wei (ROC) and Elise Mertens (BER)
- Mixed doubles – Desirae Krawczyk (USA) and Neal Skupski (GBR)
- Men’s wheelchair singles – Joachim Gerard (BEL)
- Men’s wheelchair doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) and Gordon Reid (GBR)
- Women’s wheelchair singles – Diede de Groot (NED)
- Women’s wheelchair doubles – Yui Kamiji (JPN) and Jordanne (GBR)
- Quad singles – Dylan Alcott (AUS)
- Quad doubles – Andy Lapthorne (GBR) and David Wagner (USA)
When is the Wimbledon Championships draw?
Check out the full draws to all the Wimbledon events below:
How to watch Wimbledon?
You can watch this year’s Wimbledon coverage exclusively on the BBC.