When is Wimbledon 2023?
How to Watch 2023 Wimbledon Championships and What to Look For
The 2023 Wimbledon Championships starts on July 3 and ends on July 16, 2023. This Grand Slam tournament is always held in London, England, and played on grass courts with an elegant dress code of white.
The first four rounds will each be two days for the ladies' and gentlemen's singles. After those eight days, the quarterfinals will commence on July 11. And if you're like me, you'll start really paying attention during the semifinals on July 13 and 14, followed by the finals on July 15 and 16.
Those in the United States can watch the 2023 Wimbledon on ESPN, and below I’ve highlighted services I’d personally recommend with this channel.
If live TV channels don’t matter to you and you are okay with different camera angles than what you’d see on an actual ESPN broadcast, then you can watch all Wimbledon matches on ESPN+ for only $10.
Novak Djokovic’s potential No. 8 Wimbledon and No. 24 Gram Slam titles
Djokovic will return to Wimbledon as defending champion once again after winning it seven times and consecutively for the last four years.
If Djokovic goes all the way, he will tie Roger Federer for most Wimbledon titles. And he will still maintain the appellation of "most Grand Slam titles by any professional tennis player in history."
And as one who holds this record and is one the greatest Wimbledon players ever, there was much controversy over Carlos Alcaraz’s ranking as the No. 1 seed over Djokovic—and this only happened because Alcaraz chose to play a tuneup tournament.
Djokovic won the French Open only a few weeks ago on June 11, but on June 25, Alcaraz won in the final of the Queen’s Club Championships. And because Djokovic chose not to play in any tuneup tournaments, specifically on grass ahead of Wimbledon, he moved down one place.
But rankings don't matter. We'll find out who deserves the title when they meet on the grassy Centre Court.
Other than Djokovic, which other notable players will be at Wimbledon 2023?
Djokovic’s most evident competition is Carlos Alcaraz, a 20-year-old Spaniard who won his first title last year in the US Open.
Granted, Djokovic was not present at this 2022 Grand Slam due to the federal government’s vaccination policy for non-US citizens. And to further make the case for the veteran, Djokovic knocked Alcaraz out of the French Open in the semifinals.
But there will come a day when Alcaraz’s youth will outweigh Djokovic’s experience. Can the young Alcaraz step up and beat Djokovic, or will he continue his reign and his dream of a “Calendar-year Grand Slam”?
Daniil Medvedev, who’s No. 3 in the ATP rankings, will be a problem for Alcaraz and Djokovic as he has snatched up five trophies this year. He's likely hyped up to be back at Wimbledon since he couldn't compete last year due to the Russia and Belarus ban.
And we can’t put aside Casper Ruud (No. 4), who met Djokovic in the final of the 2023 French Open, and Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 5), who went against the veteran in the 2023 Australian Open final.
But guess who has more ranking points than all of the boys? Iga Swiatek.
Which of the ladies can beat Iga Swiatek?
Iga Swiatek is entering Wimbledon 2023 as No. 1 in the WTA rankings, and there is not a peep of controversy over this decision.
Swiatek won the 2023 French Open and played in 17 tournaments in the last 12 months, winning four trophies and 13 singles titles (making it to quarterfinals or above). So, she has dominated the first spot for the better part of 2023.
But this Polish professional tennis player must focus on the prize because No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka could disrupt Swiatek’s rise.
The 2023 Australian Open champ, Sanbalenka, is just behind Swiatek in the WTA ranking with 13 singles titles and one Gram Slam title in the last year but has only that one title compared to Swiatek’s total of two since June 2022.
And a match against reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina (No. 3) will be no easy feat for both the Polish and Belarusian.
I know I’ll be cheering on Jessica Pegula (No. 4), our last top 10 lady representing the USA in the professional sport of tennis. Unfortunately, Coco Gauff (No. 6) was eliminated by Sofia Kenin in the First Round, but Kenin will push forward representing America, as well!
And something to note: Venus Williams received a wildcard-entry invite for Wimbledon, which will be her 24th appearance.
Venus entered this Grand Slam ranked No. 112. Still, despite only playing in a handful of tournaments in the last calendar year and leaving without winning a singles title, the 43-year-old quieted retirement rumors in an Instagram post.
She tweaked her knee during her First Round match, and was eliminated, but this didn't deter Williams.
Williams said in an Instagram post: " You win and you lose in life. ... It's a bad sport if you can't at least try to be a good sports person in the moment of defeat and allow your opponent to enjoy their moment of victory... until your moment comes."
The 2023 Wimbledon Championships will air on ESPN. You can get this channel with fuboTV, Xfinity TV, DISH TV, Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV. You can also stream the tournament through ESPN+, you’ll just be watching with different camera angles.