Tennis: Wimbledon guide

Published 3:18 am Monday, July 8, 2024

LONDON (AP) — Get caught up at Wimbledon with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about how to watch the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more:

How to watch Wimbledon on TV

— In the U.S.: Tennis Channel, ESPN.

— Other countries are listed here.

Betting favorites for Wimbledon

With only two of the top 10 women’s seeds remaining in the bracket, 2022 champion Elena Rybakina has become a heavy favorite for the championship, listed at +130, according to BetMGM Sportsbook. The second choice is Emma Navarro (+400), who never before had reached the quarterfinals at a major tournament. Jannik Sinner, who is ranked No. 1, is listed as a slight favorite for the men’s title at +160, just ahead of Carlos Alcaraz, the defending champion, who is at +190. Seven-time champ Novak Djokovic — who is coming off knee surgery — is the third choice at +350.

Who plays at Wimbledon on Monday?

Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic takes on No. 15 seed Holger Rune in the fourth round to close out the Centre Court schedule as Week 2 gets started. That match could start around 7 p.m. local time (1800 GMT, 2 p.m. EDT). The day’s first match in the main stadium, at 1:30 p.m. (1230 GMT, 8:30 a.m. EDT), is 2022 champion Elena Rybakina against No. 17 Anna Kalinskaya, which will be followed by No. 4 Alexander Zverev against No. 13 Taylor Fritz. The other women’s fourth-rounders are No. 11 Danielle Collins vs. No. 31 Barbora Krejcikova, No. 13 Jelena Ostapenko vs. Yulia Putintseva, and No. 21 Elina Svitolina vs. Wang Xinyu. The other men’s matches are No. 9 Alex de Minaur vs. Athur Fils and No. 25 Lorenzo Musetti vs. Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard.

What happened at Wimbledon on Sunday?

Reigning U.S. Open champion Coco Gauff was eliminated in the fourth round by Emma Navarro 6-4, 6-3 in an all-American matchup. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament where Gauff has yet to reach at least the semifinals; she’s never been past the fourth round at the All England Club. Joining Navarro in the women’s quarterfinals are Jasmine Paolini, Donna Vekic and Lulu Sun — all made it this far at Wimbledon for the first time. No. 1 Jannik Sinner, defending champion Carlos Alcaraz, No. 5 Daniil Medvedev and No. 12 Tommy Paul reached the men’s quarterfinals.

The Wimbledon schedule

— Monday: Fourth Round (Women and Men)

— Tuesday and Wednesday: Quarterfinals (Women and Men)

— Thursday: Women’s Semifinals

— Friday: Men’s Semifinals

— Saturday: Women’s Final

— July 14: Men’s Final

A quiz about Wimbledon

Try your hand at the AP’s quiz about Wimbledon.

What you need to read about tennis and Wimbledon

What to read:

— Coco Gauff can’t get a new game plan and loses to Emma Navarro in the fourth round

— Wimbledon has started handing out participation trophies to players

— After so many Wimbledon 5-setters, Novak Djokovic would be OK with best-of-3 in early rounds

— Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner use some racket magic to reach the quarterfinals

— No. 1 Iga Swiatek goes from a French Open title to a third-round exit at Wimbledon

— Taylor Fritz beats his French opponent, then tells him to have a nice flight home

— Novak Djokovic’s knee is pain-free but his movement needs some work

— Even the best of the best in tennis get nervous before the first round of a Slam

— Naomi Osaka’s agency has signed 15-year-old Australian tennis player Cooper Kose

— Wimbledon’s qualifying rounds are the tournament before the tournament

Numbers to know about Wimbledon

2 — Number of top-10 women’s seeds still in the bracket halfway through the fourth round

7 — Number of qualifiers who have made it to the women’s singles quarterfinals in Wimbledon history; Lulu Sun of New Zealand is the first to do it since 2010

What was said at Wimbledon?

“He’s been playing pretty well and ultra-aggressive. I mean, it’s fun for people to watch. Honestly, it’s fun to play against.” — Tommy Paul, an American who is seeded 12th, discussing facing defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals

“I have to prioritize myself, my singles and my body. I think it was the right decision. I stand by the decision.” — Emma Raducanu, on withdrawing from mixed doubles with Andy Murray.


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