Wimbledon 2018 starts on Monday, 02 July 2018 with the singles first round matches. The qualifying round will begin on 25th June while the first round draw will be made on 29th june. The schedule is confirmed for the singles event but the order of play will be announced on 30th June and changes will be made according to how the first round plays out. BBC will continue to broadcast the Wimbledon in England and will also produce the world feed set to be used by channels across the world.
It will be the 132nd edition of yearly tennis major grand slam “Wimbledon Tennis Championship” and will be played through 02 July to 15 July 2017 in Wimbledon, London. Men’s singles champions Roger Federer will start his defense of his 2017 title in what will be the most eagerly awaited tennis tournament this year. BBC sports has the exclusive rights of broadcast in the United Kingdom and they will air most of the games on free-to-air channels. Some of the International channels will be using BBC produced feed. ESPN will be showing Wimbledon in United States but if you want to see most of the matches in US, you can subscribe to the “tennis channel” which is a 24/7 dedicated tennis coverage.
Wimbledon 2018 Schedule:
The schedule has been announced and below you can find the tentative dates on how both men’s and women’s singles matches will be played on what date and time. The order of play for next day is usually announced just after the end of days play.
Every days play starts at around 11.30am uk time on the outer courts while the center court matches begin at 1:00 p.m uk time
|Dates||MEN & WOMEN SINGLES||START TIME (UK)|
|Mon 25-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Tue 26-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Wed 27-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Thu 28-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Fri 29-June||SINGLES DRAW (ANNOUNCED)||3:00 pm|
|Mon 02-July||Round 1||1:00 pm on center court|
|Tue 03-July||Round 1||1:00 pm on center court|
|Wed 04-July||Round 2||1:00 pm on center court|
|Thu 05-July||Round 2||1:00 pm on center court|
|Fri 06-July||Round 3||1:00 pm on center court|
|Sat 07-July||Round 3||1:00 pm on center court|
|Sun 08-July||REST DAY|
|Mon 09-July||Round 4||1:00 pm on center court|
|Tue 10-July||Women Singles Quarter-Finals||1:00 pm on center court|
|Wed 11-July||Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals||1:00 pm on center court|
|Thu 12-July||Women’s Singles Semifinals||not before 1pm|
|Friday 13-July||Men’s Singles Semifinals||not before 1pm|
|Sat 14-July||Women’s FINAL||not before 3:00 pm|
|Sun 15-July||Men’s FINAL||not before 3:00 pm|
Wimbledon 2018 TV Channels Broadcasting Worldwide
- In United Kingdom BBC has the sole broadcasting rights and they will be showing live matches in UK while TG4 will show Wimbledon live in Republic of Ireland. You can also watch BBC coverage online through iplayer (only available to UK ips).
- In the United States ESPN has the coverage rights while if you are subscribed to 24 hour “The Tennis Channel” you will be able to watch any of the live matches from 9 different courts.
- Rest of the countries broadcast channels are listed below where most of the countries has free-to-air channels and some has paid subscribed channels like in Germany, France etc.
|Republic of Ireland||Setanta|
|USA||ESPN & Tennis Channel|
|Canada||CTV and TSN|
|Australia||SEVEN & FoxSports|
|FIJI, COOK ISLANDS, TONGA||Fiji TV|
|Swenden, Norway, Finland||Canal+|
|South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSports|
|Other African Countries||CANAL PLUS AFRIQUE|
|South America||ESPN Sur|
|Middle East||Abu Dhabi Sports Channel|
|China||BEIJING TV, CCTV5|
|Romania & Hungary||DIGISPORT|
|India, Pakistan & other SubContinent||StarSports India|
|Spain||CANAL+ & CUATRO|
|Germany & Austria||SKY DEUTSCHLAND|
|Russia & Neighbour countries like Ukrain, Armenia etc||NTV Tennis/NTV+/Sport One|
|Post-Soviet States (AZERBAIJAN, KAZAKHSTAN etc)||STANSPORT|
|Balkan Countries (BOSNIA, CROATIA etc)||I.K.O (SPORT KLUB)|