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Wimbledon’s first live matches on ABC highlight the ‘middle weekend’

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Historical first: matches scheduled on mid-Sunday

Center Court 100th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday

Breakfast at Wimbledon Returns Saturday, Sunday at 7am ET Including “High Tea with Coco Gauff” on Saturday and on Sunday “All England Club: All Access”

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Coverage between courts with ESPN, ESPN2 all day Monday through Wednesday

As part of ESPN’s expanded and exclusive coverage of this year’s tournament, and for the first time in its long history of sports broadcasting, ABC will air the Wimbledon matches live this weekend. ESPN’s daily marathon broadcasts will begin at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 with the one-hour telecast breakfast at Wimbledon, hosted by Chris McKendry, featuring highlights, discussions, interviews and reports. Other highlights of the weekend include a special ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the famous Center Court, dubbed “the cathedral of tennis,” on Sunday.

Saturday’s broadcast will include a duel of American women: No. 20 Amanda Anisimova against No. 11 Coco Gauff, Nick Kyrgios against No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 27 Lorenzo Sonego against No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who he is halfway to a Grand Slam having won the Australian and French Opens for a career total of 22 major championships, the record.

Breaking Wimbledon’s longstanding tradition of scheduling the game on “Middle Sunday”, to date always a rest day at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, provides the opportunity for ABC to present matches live from 1 to 4 pm both days. following ESPN windows. ABC had broadcast coverage of Wimbledon on tape three times previously, on the last day in 1963, 1964 and 1968.

Saturdays Breakfast at Wimbledon will include a segment with Mary Joe Fernandez having English-style “high tea” with Coco Gauff and “A Day in the Queue.” On the Sunday before the Center Court ceremony, one segment features “All England Club: All Access” and another, “100 Years of Reflections on Center Court” with game greats discussing their memories there.

With the start of week two, “Between Court Coverage” returns Monday through Wednesday as both ESPN (Center Court) and ESPN2 (Court #1, Others) are on the air all day. The round of 16 will conclude on Monday, followed by the quarter-final matches the next two days.

Every day, every game that isn’t on linear TV is available on ESPN+ or ESPN3. The fortnight of daily coverage of the 18-course marathon, from first to last ball, will culminate with the Ladies’ Championship and Men’s Doubles Championship on ESPN on Saturday, July 9, and the Men’s Championship and ladies doubles on Sunday. July 10th,

ESPN and Wimbledon 2022, Friday July 1 – Wednesday July 6

Date Time (ET) Network(s) Event
Mon, June 27 – Sun, July 10 Daily, starting at 6 am ESPN+, ESPN3 All 18 courts, all day
Friday, July 1 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ESPN third round
Saturday, July 2 7-8 a.m. ESPN Breakfast at Wimbledon
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. ESPN third round
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ABC
Sun, July 3 6-9 a.m. ESPN Sports round of 16
7-8 a.m. ESPN Breakfast at Wimbledon
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. ESPN round of 16
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ABC
Mon, July 4 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. ESPN2 Round of 16, Court No.1 and others
6 a.m. – 12 p.m. ESPN Sports Round of 16, Center Court
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, July 5 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinals, Center Court
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ESPN2 Quarterfinals, Court No.1
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ESPN Sports Quarterfinals, Center Court
Wed, July 6 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ESPN Quarterfinals, Center Court
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. ESPN2 Quarterfinals, Court No.1
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ESPN Sports Quarterfinals, Center Court

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