Wimbledon Championships 2021: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time, How and When to Watch

Published 06/24/2021, 3:34 AM EDT
A general view inside the Wimbledon Number 1 court with the new fixed and retractable roof after the Wimbledon Spring Press Conference 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on April 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

From June 28 till July 11, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 will host the two most-awaited tennis weeks of the year. Notably, the tournament marks its return to the tennis calendar after being canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic.

Fans are also excited to witness the third annual and the only grass-court Grand Slam tournament in tennis. Significantly, 50% spectator capacity will be allowed at the Championships for the first 11 days, and a 100% spectator capacity will be allowed for the ladies’ and gentlemen’s final at the Centre Court.

For the rest of the world, television broadcasts will be the best way to catch the Championships live. So where exactly can fans watch Wimbledon 2021?


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LONDON, LONDON – JUNE 28: An aerial view a roofless Centre Court and the outside courts taken from the BBC elevated camera position during day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/AELTC/Pool/Getty Images)

TV coverage for Wimbledon Championships 2021

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be the leading broadcaster of the Championships in the United Kingdom. Eurosport UK will also televise the grass-court major in Great Britain.

The Eurosport channel will also cover the event in many regions, including Russia, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Hungary, Iceland, Czech Republic, and many more areas. In the United States, American cable company ESPN and Tennis Channel will broadcast the Championships live from Wimbledon.

Fans in Asia have Disney Networks Singapore Pte Ltd. as their chief programming source. In India, Wimbledon will be live on Stars Sports Network, including Disney+ Hotstar. Additionally, China has CCTV 5 doing the broadcast in the local language and IQIYI in English.

For the Canadians, TSN Canada will cover the revered grass-court event. For Australia, the Nine channel will do the needful, whereas beIn Sports will take care of the French audience.

In Africa, the channel to watch between June 28 and July 11 is Canal Plus International, and in Italy, it is Sky Italia; in Japan, it is NHK and WOWOW, and Telefonica/Movistar+ will telecast in Spain.

For the complete list of broadcasters, click here. Also, all the matches will start at 11:00 am local time; however, on Court 1, matches will begin at 10:30 am.

Who are the defending champions at Wimbledon this year?

19-time Grand Slam champion and current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will defend his Wimbledon crown this year. Notably, after clinching the major titles in Australia and France, he is looking forward to keeping his winning ways up in London too. If he is successful here, the Serbian will match Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal‘s career haul of most Grand Slams.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the Men’s Singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

On the women’s front, two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep will defend her title in Wimbledon. Although she has had a rough couple of months in the past and an injury scare, Halep is in the mood to repeat the 2019 season.


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Inarguably, tennis fans will catch the Championships either at the All England Club or from their homes. Let’s see who become the Wimbledon 2021 winners.


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