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Wimbledon 2022: seedings, schedule, results, how to watch, scores, TV channel
Everything you need to know about the action at the All England Club

The men’s and women’s singles draws for Wimbledon were announced on Friday. As for the seeds, top player Novak Djokovic is the No. 1 seed in the men’s side of the bracket despite Rafael Nadal winning the 2022 French Open last month. With the French Open victory in his back pocket, Nadal is going to be listed as the No. 2 seed.

As for the women, Iga Swiatek is the top seed after winning the 2022 French Open. Anett Kontaveit will be the No. 2 seed despite being eliminated in the opening round of the French Open as a No. 5 seed.

Serena Williams will be playing at Wimbledon and it will mark the first time that he’s taken any tennis court since the 2021 installment of Wimbledon. She has not played since last June when she suffered an ankle injury during her opening round match at the All England Club.

No players of Russian or Belarusian nationality will be allowed to play in the tournament. Wimbledon made that decision in April after Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of the ban, some of the top players in the sport will miss out on Wimbledon, including men’s world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and women’s world No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka.

The Wimbledon honor board for the women’s competition will look different this year. After a long tradition of listing women champions as “Miss” or “Mrs.,” the All England Club decided to make the necessary adjustments to have that board look the same as the men’s one. This was first reported by The Times of London.

In previous years, female winners’ names were displayed differently based on whether or not they were married. For example, a male tennis star such as Novak Djokovic — a six-time Wimbledon champion — has his name listed as N. Djokovic all six times. There was never a “Mr.” in front of it.

Meanwhile, Chris Evert did not see her three titles written the same way. Her 1974 and 1976 championships were listed on the honor board as “Miss C.M. Evert.” However, her name for the 1981 title was written as “Mrs. J.M. Lloyd,” because she was married to John Lloyd from 1979 to 1987.

“I have always used my maiden name in tennis. I began my career, became a champion, and ended my career as Chris Evert!” she told the AP via text message. “As proud as I was to be married to John at the time, it was my name that deserved to be on the honor board!!!”

The removal or “Miss” and “Mrs.” is the latest change that Wimbledon has done to create more equality between men and women tennis players in their competitions. In 2007, female players were finally given the same check amount for claiming the tournament title. Until 2019, umpires used “Miss” or “Mrs.” when announcing the names in the women’s competition.

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Wimbledon 2022: Serena Williams to face Harmony Tan in first round
Serena, 40, who took part in the doubles tournament in Eastbourne this week, has not played singles since she suffered an injury during her first-round match at Wimbledon 12 months ago

London: Serena Williams was Friday drawn to face France’s Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as she returns to singles action after a year away.

Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a seventh title against South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo, ranked 75th in the world.

The early focus at the All England Club will be on 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Williams, who has dropped to 1,204th in the world rankings and is unseeded for the tournament, which starts on Monday.

The 40-year-old, who took part in the doubles tournament in Eastbourne this week, has not played singles since she suffered an injury during her first-round match at Wimbledon 12 months ago.

Tan, 24, is ranked 113rd in the world.

Top seed Iga Swiatek, who won the French Open earlier this month, opens her campaign against Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.

Poland’s Swiatek, 21, has won 35 consecutive matches leading into Wimbledon.

Williams’s preparations for Wimbledon suffered a blow after her doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Eastbourne tournament because of a knee injury on Thursday.

The American won the last of her seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016 but reached the final in 2018 and 2019 after returning from having a baby.

Wimbledon is widely considered Williams’s best chance of claiming a 24th Grand Slam singles crown to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record.

The last of the her Grand Slam singles titles came at the Australian Open in 2017.

Speaking after Wednesday’s doubles match, Williams had said: “I feel good. As good as one can feel after having such a long time off.”

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Wimbledon 2022: Men’s Draw with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in action

Novak Djokovic is defending his title, but Rafael Nadal is on course for a calendar Grand Slam having won the Australian and French Opens already this year to put him on 22 major wins; Britain’s Andy Murray returns to Wimbledon in singles action

The full draw, and results, from the men’s singles event at The All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, 2022.

Gentlemen’s Singles Draw (Seedings in brackets) British players in bold

Novak Djokovic (Ser) (1) vs Soon Woo Kwon (Kor)

Thanasi Kokkinakis (Aus) vs Kamil Majchrzak (Pol)

Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) vs Laslo Djere (Ser)

John Millman (Aus) vs Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser) (25)

Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) (22) vs Lukas Rosol (Cze)

Benoit Paire (Fra) vs Quentin Halys (Fra)

Tim Van Rijthoven (Ned) vs Federico Delbonis (Arg)

Carlos Taberner (Spa) vs Reilly Opelka (USA) (15)

Jannik Sinner (Ita) (10) vs Stan Wawrinka (Swi)

Daniel Altmaier (Ger) vs Mikael Ymer (Swe)

Andy Murray (Gbr) vs James Duckworth (Aus)

Enzo Couacaud (Fra) vs John Isner (USA) (20)

Oscar Otte (Ger) (32) vs Peter Gojowczyk (Ger)

Jay Clarke (Gbr) vs Christian Harrison (USA)

Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) vs Fabio Fognini (Ita)

Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) vs Carlos Alcaraz Garfia (Spa) (5)

Casper Ruud (Nor) (3) vs Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Spa)

Tomas Martin Etcheverry (Arg) vs Ugo Humbert (Fra)

David Goffin (Bel) vs Radu Albot (Mol)

Taro Daniel (Jpn) vs Sebastian Baez (Arg) (31)

Frances Tiafoe (USA) (23) vs Andrea Vavassori (Ita)

Maximilian Marterer (Ger) vs Aljaz Bedene (Slo)

Alexander Bublik (Kaz) vs Marton Fucsovics (Hun)

Dusan Lajovic (Ser) vs Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) (16)

Cameron Norrie (Gbr) (9) vs Pablo Andujar (Spa)

Thiago Moura Monteiro (Bra) vs Jaume Munar (Spa)

Ryan Peniston (Gbr) vs Henri Laaksonen (Swi)

Steve Johnson (USA) vs Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) (18)

Tommy Paul (USA) (30) vs Fernando Verdasco (Spa)

Adrian Mannarino (Fra) vs Max Purcell (Aus)

Federico Coria (Arg) vs Jiri Vesely (Cze)

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Spa) vs Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) (7)

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Bottom Half

Matteo Berrettini (Ita) (8) vs Christian Garin (Chi)

Marc-Andrea Huesler (Swi) vs Hugo Grenier (Fra)

Zdenek Kolar (Cze) vs Benjamin Bonzi (Fra)

Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) vs Jenson Brooksby (USA) (29)

Alex De Minaur (Aus) (19) vs Hugo Dellien (Bol)

Zizou Bergs (Bel) vs Jack Draper (Gbr)

Liam Broady (Gbr) vs Lukas Klein (Svk)

Borna Coric (Cro) vs Diego Schwartzman (Arg) (12)

Denis Shapovalov (Can) (13) vs Arthur Rinderknech (Fra)

Brandon Nakashima (USA) vs Nicola Kuhn (Ger)

Daniel Elahi Galan (Col) vs Dominik Koepfer (Ger)

Attila Balazs (Hun) vs Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) (17)

Filip Krajinovic (Ser) (26) vs Jiri Lehecka (Cze)

Paul Jubb (Gbr) vs Nick Kyrgios (Aus)

Roberto Carballes Baena (Spa) vs Jordan Thompson (Aus)

Alexander Ritschard (Swi) vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) (4)

Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can) (6) vs Maxime Cressy (USA)

Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Spa) vs Jack Sock (USA)

Dennis Novak (Aut) vs Facundo Bagnis (Arg)

Jason Kubler (Aus) vs Dan Evans (Gbr) (28)

Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune (Den) (24) vs Marcos Giron (USA)

Pedro Martinez Portero (Spa) vs Alex Molcan (Svk)

Alastiar Gray (Gbr) vs Chun Hsin Tseng (Tpe)

Lorenzo Musetti (Ita) vs Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) (11)

Marin Cilic (Cro) (14) vs MacKenzie McDonald (USA)

Joao Sousa (Por) vs Richard Gasquet (Fra)

Emil Ruusuvuori (Fin) vs Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn)

Feliciano Lopez (Spa) vs Botic Van de Zandschulp (Ned) (21)

Lorenzo Sonego (Ita) (27) vs Denis Kudla (USA)

Alexei Popyrin (Aus) vs Hugo Gaston (Fra)

Sam Querrey (USA) vs Ricardas Berankis (Lit)

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Wimbledon 2022: Schedule, venue, seeds, live streaming, all you need to know
Here’s all you need to know about Wimbledon 2022, the 135th edition of the historic Championships, that gets underway on Monday.

The All England Tennis Championships, or more commonly known as Wimbledon, is back as the third Grand Slam of the season. The historic lush green courts at SW19 in London will host some of the best players in the world with the iconic trophy up for grabs.

But even before the first ball is hit, there has been controversy with the organisers banning Russian and Belarusian players citing Russia’s war on Ukraine. The All England Club felt Vladimir Putin government’s could use success of the Russian players, such as World No 1 Daniil Medvedev, for their propaganda.

In response, ITF, ATP and WTA, the governing bodies for the sport, men’s and women’s tennis, have decided to strip the Championships of any ranking points. The move has rendered the tournament to be more of an exhibition but the creme de la creme of the sport have still made the journey to London.

Here’s all you need to know about 2022 Wimbledon, the 135th edition of the historic Championships, that gets underway on Monday.

What are they key dates for Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon gets underway on 27 June (Monday) with the final on 10 July. The grass court major will play the women’s final a day earlier on 9 July at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, UK.

Who are the top seeds in men’s and women’s singles events at Wimbledon 2022?

In the absence of Medvedev and injured Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men’s singles department. Iga Swiatek is the top women’s seed. Wimbledon did away with the practice of assigning seeds based on grass court form and have assigned seeds on the basis of rankings.

Who are the defending champions at Wimbledon 2022?

Djokovic is the defending champion at Wimbledon. The Serb is on a 21-match unbeaten run having won the title in 2018, 2019 and 2021. The tournament was not played in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ashleigh Barty is the defending champion in women’s singles but the Aussie retired earlier this year.

Who is missing Wimbledon 2022?

For the first time since 1998, Roger Federer will not be gracing the pristine grass of the All England Club. The eight-time champion is still recovering from knee surgery which has ruled him out.

Other noteable absences are Naomi Osaka, Alexander Zverev, Venus Williams, Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, Victoria Azarenka, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Leylah Fernandez, Sofia Kenin and Dominic Thiem.

When is the draw for Wimbledon 2022?

Draw for Wimbledon will be conducted on 24 June at 10 AM local time or 2.30 PM IST. Unlike the rest of the majors, Wimbledon doesn’t do a ‘dramatic’ draw and publicises the matches in one go.

What is the prize money for Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon will dish out a record prize money of £40.3 million ($50.5 million) across the board. The winners in men’s and women’s singles will each receive £2 million ($2.5 million).

Which channel will broadcast Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network.

Where will Wimbledon 2022 be live streamed?

Wimbledon 2022 will be available to live stream on Disney + Hotstar website and mobile application.

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Wimbledon 2022: Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka to skip Grand Slam tournament over Achilles injury
Osaka, a four-time major champion, has played only 17 matches this season and saw her ranking plummet to No. 43 this week

Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka announced Saturday she will not play at Wimbledon for a second straight year. Osaka, who missed last year’s Wimbledon while taking a mental health break, will skip the 2022 event because of a left Achilles injury. 

In a tweet posted Saturday morning, Osaka wrote her Achilles “still isn’t right” and described her current headspace. 

“I feel like life keeps dealing cards and you’re never gonna be used to them,” Osaka wrote, “but it’s how you adapt to uncomfortable situations that really says stuff about your character.” 

Osaka, 24, a four-time major champion, saw her ranking plummet to No. 43 this week. Osaka’s drop is largely a byproduct of her playing only 17 matches this season, tied for 54th among players on the WTA Tour this season. 

The last time Osaka played an official match was May 24, when she took a 7-5, 6-4 loss to Amanda Anismova in the French Open’s first round. 

Osaka hinted at a potential Wimbledon absence after the defeat, saying she couldn’t “go at it 100%” if ranking points weren’t going to be awarded. Wimbledon won’t award ranking points this year as part of a response the WTA and ATP made to the All England Club’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players over the war in Ukraine. 

“I’m not sure why, but I feel like if I play Wimbledon without points, it’s more like an exhibition. I know this isn’t true, right? But my brain just like feels that way. Whenever I think something is like an exhibition, I just can’t go at it 100%,” Osaka said at the time, per CBS News. “I didn’t even make my decision yet, but I’m leaning more towards not playing, given the current circumstances.”

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2022 Wimbledon: The winners and losers of a Championships stripped of ranking points

As far as unintended consequences go, Wimbledon’s decision to ban players from Russia and Belarus leading to Russian Daniil Medvedev solidifying his position as the new men’s world number one could be viewed as an uncomfortable irony.

It also speaks volumes of the complexity of a situation which promises to be one of the major talking points of the 2022 Championships, which start on Monday.

The grass-court Grand Slam’s move, taken because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has received a mixed reaction – with Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the former top-ranked men’s player, calling the decision “crazy”.

The subsequent response by governing bodies the ATP and WTA to remove ranking points from, arguably, the sport’s grandest stage led multiple-major winner Naomi Osaka to describe this year’s Championships as having been effectively reduced to an “exhibition” event.

It has created a scenario that is set to have significant ramifications for the players – from those at the very top, to young Britons hoping to climb the ladder.

But what, exactly, does it all mean?

The major winners and losers at the top

On the surface, the biggest losers will be those who, like Djokovic, performed well at Wimbledon last year and will be unable to defend the points they won.

Djokovic, a six-time champion at the All England Club, will be heavily affected by the removal of ranking points because of being unable to retain any of the 2,000 points he earned by triumphing at SW19 last year. He could, as a result, end up seventh in the standings.

Having lost his status as world number one two weeks before this year’s tournament, the 20-time major winner will fall even further adrift of Russian Medvedev who, despite not being permitted to play, will miss out on only 180 points by comparison after a last-16 exit in 2021.

Last year’s men’s runner-up Matteo Berrettini, another of those to be hardest hit, wishes the “unfair” decision to strip Wimbledon of its ranking points had been dealt with better.

“It is one of the biggest decisions the ATP took in the last 20 years or so. I wish it was handled a different way,” the Italian world number 11 said.

“I understand we are living in difficult times, I just wish this decision was taken differently. Nobody contacted the players and asked our opinion.

“I don’t think it is fair but I get it is a really complicated situation.”

The ATP said Wimbledon’s decision – taken to “limit Russia’s global influence” in line with UK government policy – “undermined” its principle of ensuring players of all nationalities can “enter tournaments based on merit, and without discrimination”.

The move is also set to shake up the WTA standings.

Belarusian world number six Aryna Sabalenka, a semi-finalist last year, and Czech world number seven Karolina Pliskova, the beaten 2021 finalist, are the top-10 players who will suffer the most.

Pliskova, who will at least still be able to enter the tournament, said last month the chance to win the trophy was her motivation to return – but she may drop out of the top 15.

Elsewhere, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka – a two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist – and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova are both banned, as are Russian men Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov, ranked eighth and 22nd respectively.

Rublev, who has spoken out against the war in Ukraine, previously described the ban by Wimbledon as “complete discrimination”.

“I think everyone will play Wimbledon regardless [of the points decision],” said Queen’s champion Berrettini.

“It will be record prize money this year so everyone is willing to play, but also because it is Wimbledon and one of the most important tournaments we have.”

Points or prizes – what’s it all about further down?

It’s not just those at the top that are set to be affected.

Emerging young players may also miss out on valuable points, in a sport in which an improved ranking can offer a springboard to greater sponsorship and endorsement opportunities, as well as a greater chance of securing more regular appearances at major events.

“Obviously at the moment ranking points are a big thing for me as I work my way up,” said British 22-year-old Paul Jubb, who has been granted a Wimbledon wildcard.

“But the pay cheque is also a good bonus for me at the moment,” added the world number 219.

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