Within the males’s draw, Rafael Nadal has an opportunity to equal Williams’ tally of 23 grand slam titles, however he’s set to face fierce competitors from high seed Novak Djokovic, who’s seeking to win his fourth consecutive title at Wimbledon.
The 40-year-old, granted a wild card entry for the event, will face France’s Concord Tan within the first spherical.
Regardless of grass not being her favored floor, world No. 1 Swiatek’s supreme type to this point this 12 months makes her well-placed to win a 3rd grand slam title and her first at Wimbledon — although she did win the women’ championship in 2018. She faces Croatian qualifier Jana Fett within the first spherical.
Nadal, Djokovic headline males’s draw
Which means few would look previous Nadal and Djokovic for this 12 months’s title, with the Spaniard seeking to win his third consecutive grand slam title.
However forward of Wimbledon, he stated he hasn’t limped for per week, including that “daily, the ache has been totally different and that is progress.” He’ll make his first look on the event in three years towards Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo.
Djokovic, in the meantime, may transfer one grand slam title behind Nadal if he triumphs at SW19. In doing so, he would grow to be the fourth man within the Open Period to win 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles after Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Bjorn Borg.
If the draw progresses based on seeding, Djokovic and Nadal will meet one another within the Wimbledon last for the second time.
Different contenders for the boys’s title embody Matteo Berrettini — final 12 months’s finalist who triumphed at Queen’s Membership this week — French Open finalist Casper Ruud and fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.
An added incentive for gamers at Wimbledon this 12 months is the rise in prize cash to £40,350,000 (round $49,400,000) — a 15.2% improve on final 12 months. The winners of the boys’s and ladies’s singles finals, which happen on July 9 and 10, will every earn £2 million (round $2,450,000).
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, it can even be the primary time in three years that the event might be held at full capability.
One other piece of historical past has already been made at Wimbledon after gamers have been permitted to apply on the present courts forward of the event for the primary time.
How one can watch
For viewers in the US, Wimbledon will likely be aired on ESPN and the Tennis Channel, whereas the BBC and Eurosport will broadcast motion for UK viewers.