TIME to get strawberries and cream on the menu again as Wimbledon 2023 is just WEEKS away – and some of tennis’ greats will return for the iconic Grand Slam.
Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic pipped Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios to the crown last year in a thrilling final on Centre Court.
Novak Djokovic beat Nick Kyrgios in the 2022 Wimbledon final
Kyrgios had several rants during the epic contest
And Djokovic overcoming Kyrgios’ F-bombed rant during the contest meant that the tennis star has now lifted seven Wimbledon trophies – one away from Roger Federer’s record-breaking eight wins.
British icon Andy Murray is in a race against time to return for what could be his final showing in South West London.
While US Open winner Emma Radacanu and Spanish legend Rafael Nadal have been ruled out through injury.
But in more heartbreaking news, Wimbledon is set to go ahead without Sue Barker for the first time in 30 years after confirming that she is stepping down as the BBC’s anchor for their coverage.
When is Wimbledon 2023?
Wimbledon 2023 is scheduled to get underway on Monday, July 3 – one week later than usual before concluding with the Men’s Singles final on Sunday, July 16.
The first matches for the 136th iconic tournament will commence from 11am BST but Centre Court games are set to start at 1pm BST.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London is as ever the allocated venue for this huge Grand Slam which can host approximately 42,000 spectators.
Novak Djokovic beat Nick Kyrgios in a epic five-setter during the Men’s Singles final.
While favourite Ons Jabeur was stunned in a three-setter by Moscow-born star Elena Rybakina.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
The ENTIRE Wimbledon action will be available to watch LIVE via the BBC channels in the UK.
Viewers also have the option of watching matches via the BBC Red Button.
For online access, tennis lovers can head to either the BBC Sport website or the BBC iPlayer app to catch all of the action.
Alternatively, SunSport will have set-by-set coverage of a number of matches throughout the iconic competition.
Can I watch Wimbledon for FREE?
BBC is FREE for UK citizens who own a valid TV license which means that all the action will be available to watch from the very first game until the last.
Can Russian and Belarusian players compete at Wimbledon 2023?
On March 31, the All England Club confirmed that Russian and Belarusian players CAN compete at WImbledon and other tournaments in the UK.
In a statement, Wimbledon said: “Our current intention is to accept entries from Russian and Belarusian players subject to them competing as ‘neutral’ athletes and complying with appropriate conditions.
“These will prohibit expressions of support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in various forms.
“The conditions have been carefully developed through constructive dialogue with the UK Government, the LTA and international stakeholder bodies in tennis, and are aligned with the Government’s published guidance to sporting bodies in the UK.”
What is the Wimbledon 2023 schedule?
Monday July 3 – Tuesday July 4
- Men’s and Women’s Singles First Round
Wednesday July 5 – Thursday July 6
- Men’s and Women’s Singles Second Round
Friday July 7 – Saturday July 8
- Men’s and Women’s Singles Third Round
Sunday July 9 – Monday July 10
- Men’s and Women’s Singles Fourth Round
Tuesday July 11 – Wednesday July 12
- Men’s and Women’s Singles Quarter-Finals
Thursday July 13
- Women’s Singles Semi-Finals
Friday July 14
- Men’s Singles Semi-Finals
Saturday July 15
- Women’s Singles Final
Sunday July 16
- Men’s Singles Final