Get ready to witness the spectacular grass courts at the All England Club as Wimbledon 2023, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, unfolds. The Championships will feature renowned tennis stars, including Iga Swiatek, the women's world number one and French Open champion, and Novak Djokovic, the men's world number one who recently secured his 23rd Grand Slam title at the French Open. Djokovic aims to defend his 2022 Wimbledon title and is anticipated to face Carlos Alcaraz once again, this time in the finals. Notably, Djokovic has not lost on Wimbledon's grass court since 2017. A victory in 2023 would grant him his eighth championship at the All England Club, equaling Roger Federer's record.
Unfortunately, Rafael Nadal will miss yet another Grand Slam due to injury. The tennis star previously announced a step back before the French Open and plans to retire after 2024.
To ensure you don't miss any of the thrilling grass court action during Wimbledon 2023, including the channels, schedule, and livestream information, here's what you need to know:
Date: July 3-16 Location: All England Club, London, UK
TV channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Tennis Channel
Streaming platforms: Hulu, Fubo, Sling, ESPN+
When is Wimbledon?
This year's Wimbledon Grand Slam will take place from July 3 to July 16.
What channels will broadcast Wimbledon?
Wimbledon coverage will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. Additional coverage will be available for streaming on ESPN+, and the Tennis Channel will provide extensive coverage throughout the tournament. If you don't have cable, don't worry. Here are our recommended ways to watch Wimbledon in 2023:
Hulu + Live TV: Hulu's live TV tier offers access to live TV channels, ESPN+, and ad-supported Disney+, allowing you to watch Wimbledon across nearly all the channels airing coverage in the US. You'll also benefit from unlimited DVR storage.
Fubo TV (Elite tier): Fubo TV's Elite tier provides access to the Tennis Channel and ESPN, along with ABC, NBC, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, NBA TV, Ion, and over 200 more live channels. Although it's the priciest option on the list at $85 per month, it still offers significant savings compared to traditional cable packages. Fubo TV also offers a 7-day free trial period and provides 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage.
In the women's draw, there are concerns regarding Elena Rybakina's ability to defend her title after withdrawing from the Eastbourne International warm-up event due to the same virus that caused her to pull out of the French Open. Despite returning to the court at the German Open, Rybakina admitted she hasn't fully recovered and lost in straight sets in the second round to Donna Vekić. Rybakina made history as the first player from Kazakhstan to win a Grand Slam title by defeating Ons Jabeur in three sets in last year's Wimbledon final, instantly propelling her to stardom. Following this success, she reached another Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, losing to Aryna Sabalenka in three sets. Sabalenka from Belarus and Poland's Iga Świątek, along with Rybakina, are considered the top favorites to win the title by bookmakers. Sabalenka has three titles this year, including her maiden Grand Slam win in Australia, and is currently ranked No. 2 in the world heading into Wimbledon. Grass has historically been a favorable surface for her game, although she missed out on Wimbledon 2022 due to the tournament's ban on Russian and Belarusian players. Her only grass preparation has been at the German Open, where she lost in straight sets to Veronika Kudermetova. Świątek began her Wimbledon preparations with a hard-fought three-set victory over Tatjana Mariana, ranked 58th in the world, in the opening round of the Bad Homburg Open in Germany. The Pole has achieved Grand Slam success on clay and hard courts, with three French Open titles and one US Open title. However, she has yet to make a significant impact at Wimbledon, with her best performance being a fourth-round appearance in 2021. Nonetheless, Świątek is expected to pose a serious threat at this year's tournament. Coco Gauff from the USA, currently ranked seventh in the world, is also eager to surpass the fourth round for the first time. Unfortunately, her preparations got off to a disappointing start as she was easily defeated 6-4, 6-0 by Ekaterina Alexandrova at the German Open. However, Gauff showed significant improvement with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bernarda Pera in the opening round of the Eastbourne International. With her game well-suited to the fast grass courts, Gauff remains a formidable contender. Gauff advanced to the semifinals of the Eastbourne International but was ultimately defeated by fellow American player Madison Keys.