Who Are the Commentators for Wimbledon Championships 2022?

Published 06/24/2022, 5:50 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 27, 2021 General view of No. 1 court ahead of Wimbledon Pool via REUTERS/Simon Bruty

The most anticipated tennis tournament of the year has finally arrived. Every year, the entire sporting world has its eyes on London as tennis players battle on the lush green courts of Wimbledon. While thousands of fans head to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for live-action, millions of others stick to their TV sets to watch their favorite players play.

A ‘The Championships’ logo is seen at Centre Court during previews for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 21, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

While players engage their fans with their enthralling matches, Wimbledon makes sure to do the same with the help of commentators. Every year, the Wimbledon Championships picks the biggest names in the sport to take up the commentary charge for the 2-week long tournament. With the Championships just 3 days away, a question that has been surfacing is, ‘Who are the commentators for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships?’

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Legends take up the Wimbledon commentary charge

The first and foremost in the list is Sue Barker. A former French Open champion, Barker’s association with Wimbledon dates back to 1993, the year in which the 66-year-old Brit first took charge of BBC’s Wimbledon coverage. Ever since then, Barker has been a household name when talking about Wimbledon. This year marks a special milestone as it is her last Wimbledon coverage.

Following Barker is a long list of legendary players. The first in line is John McEnroe. One of the greatest players of all time, McEnroe is a 7-time Singles Grand Slam champion and a 9-time Doubles Grand Slam champion. Dissecting his majestic victories, the former World No. 1 has won 3 out of his 7 singles Grand Slam titles on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Furthermore, out of his 9 Doubles Grand Slam titles, 5 have come at the Wimbledon Championships.

Following McEnroe is Billie Jean King. Another legendary player, King, is known for her contributions to the game on the court, as well as off the court. In her astonishing career, American legend won a total of 12 singles Grand Slam titles, 16 women’s doubles titles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. Looking at the records, the former World No.1 has a total of 20 Wimbledon titles: 6 in singles, 10 in women’s doubles, and 4 in mixed doubles.

The next in line is Martina Navratilova. Another member of the elite list of greatest players, the Czech-American player, has 18 singles Grand Slam titles, 31 doubles Grand Slam titles, and 10 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. Having one of the most successful careers in tennis history, the former World No. 1 has won approximately 1/3 of her total 59 major titles at Wimbledon i.e. 20 titles: 9 singles, 7 women’s doubles, and 4 mixed doubles.

Next in line in the list of commentators is Caroline Wozniacki. Turning pro in 2005, Wozniacki didn’t achieve much success in the majors. However, she was a prominent player on the tour. A former World No. 1 and the winner of 2018 Australian Open, the Danish player announced her retirement in 2020. Even though she didn’t win Wimbledon, she has reached the 4th round on 7 occasions.

Other players getting in the shoes of commentators at the 2022 Championships

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While the above section talked about players who are set to make the 2022 Wimbledon a treat for the viewers, the list doesn’t end here. Apart from these legendary players, a number of other former players will also be commentating during the 2022 Wimbledon Championships.

Adding to the list are former British players Tim Henman, Johanna Konta, and Annabel Croft. Apart from the three British players, former World No. 4 Pat Cash, and former World No. 1 Tracy Austin are also on the list of commentators.

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Johanna Konta of Great Britain celebrates victory during her ladies singles quarter-final match against Sloane Stephens of The United States during Day ten of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on June 04, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Following their retirement, all these players have been contributing to the tennis world as experts, analysts, pundits, and commentators. Taking the legacy forward, the 10 will now head to the commentary box of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. With the commentators and the entry list finalized, the Championship is set to begin on the 27th of June.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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