The world’s top men’s athletes have began competing at Wimbledon for the third Grand Slam event of the year, including the defending champion Novak Djokovic, the two-time champion Rafael Nadal, and exciting upstart Carlos Alcaraz.
What you need know about this year’s action in London.
When is Wimbledon held?
The dates for Wimbledon 2022 are June 27 through to July 10. London’s All England Lawn Tennis Club, as always, will be this year’s host of the Grand Slam competition on the grass court, which was first held in 1877. The Tournament Director of the competition is Jamie Baker.
Who will compete at Wimbledon 2022?
Two-time champion Nadal, six-time champion Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Carlos Alcaraz, will all compete at Wimbledon.
When is the Wimbledon draw held?
- At 10 a.m. on June 24, the Wimbledon singles draw was made.
- On June 24 at noon, the Wimbledon doubles draw was made.
The Schedule for Wimbledon 2022
- Monday, June 20, through Thursday, June 23, at 11 a.m- Qualifying
- June 27 to June 5, start dates TBD- Main Draw
- Saturday, July 9, time TBD- Final of the Doubles
- Sunday, July 10, TBC- start time for the singles final
Who dominated Wimbledon in 2021?
Novak Djokovic thrashed Matteo Berrettini in the 2021 Wimbledon singles final by scores of 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, and 6-3. In the doubles final, Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic defeated Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers by scores of 6-4, 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-5.
Who holds the record at Wimbledon for the most victories, the oldest and youngest winners, and more?
- Roger Federer has won the most singles titles (8)
- Todd Woodbridge has won the most doubles titles (9)
- Roger Federer, 35, was the oldest champion in 2017
- 1985’s youngest champion was 17-year-old, Boris Becker
- The highest-ranked champion: 1980 saw Bjorn Borg, 1984 saw John McEnroe, 1993–1994 and 1997–1999 saw Pete Sampras, 2002 saw Lleyton Hewitt, 2004–2007 saw Roger Federer, 2007–2015 saw Rafael Nadal, and 2010 saw Novak Djokovic
- The 125th-ranked champion (the lowest): In 2001, Goran Ivanisevic
- Andy Murray won the 2016 domestic title
- Roger Federer has won the most games (105)
Wimbledon’s Traditions And History
Wimbledon has evolved from its beginnings as a garden-party tournament to a Grand Slam event with millions of fans across the world since the first Championships in 1877. The only Slam played on grass upholds a number of venerable customs, such as a stringent dress code for participants, the consumption of seasonal strawberries, and royal sponsorship. Following Fred Perry in 1936, Andy Murray became the very first male British singles champion in 2013.
What is the Wimbledon prize money?
Wimbledon offers a total prize pool of £40,350,000.
- The sum of £2,000,000 for the winner
- Finalist: £1.050 million
- £535,000 for the semi-finalist
- Finalist in quarters: £310,000
- 16th round: £190,000
- 32-round: £120,000
- 64th round: £78,000
- 128th round: £50,000
Doubles (£ for each team)
- Recipient: £540,000
- Runner-up: £270,000
- Semi-Runner-up: £135,000
- £67,000 for the quarter-finalist.
- 16th round: £33,000
- 32nd round: £20,000
- 64th round: £12,500
As evidenced by the Wimbledon records, Roger Federer deserves special mention. He has not only won the most singles titles and the most games cumulatively, but he is also the oldest athlete to compete. But if you are looking to do some tennis betting revolving around him for the 2022 Wimbledon, there is some unfortunate news. He will not be participating this year, due to knee surgery that he underwent last year. If everything stays on track, Federer will be back in action by the Laver Cup later this year.
Federer is not the only tennis player who will be out of action at this year’s Wimbledon. Daniil Medvedev, who is currently ranked as the top male tennis player in the world, will not be competing either, due to Russian players being banned from Wimbledon after Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine.