Roger Federer made history by winning 2017 Wimbledon title after beating injury stricken Marin Cilic in the final with a straight set win. It was Federer’s second grand slam of the year and 8th Wimbledon title making it grand total of 19th Grand Slam titles to his name. Garbine Muguruza won the womens singles title on Saturday beating Venus Williams.
Federer looking in total control throughout the game and he won the Wimbledon 2017 title without dropping a set which is remarkable considering last year this time people were totally writing him off. Federer won the Australian Open earlier in the year and just like Nadal won the French Open without dropping a set, Federer managed to win his record 8th Wimbledon title without dropping a set which kind of make 2017 as resurrection of old guard.
Wimbledon 2017 starts on Monday, 03 July 2017 with the singles first round matches. The qualifying round will begin on 26th June while the first round draw will be made on 30th june. The schedule is confirmed for the singles event but the order of play will be announced on 30th June and changes will be made according to how the first round plays out. BBC will continue to broadcast the Wimbledon in England and will also produce the world feed set to be used by channels across the world.
It will be the 131th edition of yearly tennis major grand slam “Wimbledon Tennis Championship” and will be played through 03 July to 16 July 2017 in Wimbledon, London. Men’s singles champions Andy Murray will start his defense of his 2016 title in what will be the most eagerly awaited tennis tournament this yea. BBC sports has the exclusive rights of broadcast in the United Kingdom and they will air most of the games on free-to-air channels. Some of the International channels will be using BBC’s produced feed. ESPN will be showing Wimbledon in United States but if you want to see most of the matches in US, you can subscribe to the “tennis channel” which is a 24/7 dedicated tennis coverage.
Wimbledon 2017 Schedule:
The schedule has been announced and below you can find the tentative dates on how both men’s and women’s singles matches will be played on what date and time. The order of play for next day is usually announced just after the end of days play.
Every days play starts at around 11.30am uk time on the outer courts while the center court matches begin at 1:00 p.m uk time
|Dates||MEN & WOMEN SINGLES||START TIME (UK)|
|Mon 26-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Tue 27-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Wed 28-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Thu 29-June||Qualifying||11:35 am|
|Fri 30-June||SINGLES DRAW (ANNOUNCED)||3:00 pm|
|Mon 03-July||Round 1||1:00 pm on center court|
|Tue 04-July||Round 1||1:00 pm on center court|
|Wed 05-July||Round 2||1:00 pm on center court|
|Thu 06-July||Round 2||1:00 pm on center court|
|Fri 07-July||Round 3||1:00 pm on center court|
|Sat 08-July||Round 3||1:00 pm on center court|
|Sun 09-July||REST DAY|
|Mon 10-July||Round 4||1:00 pm on center court|
|Tue 11-July||Women Singles Quarter-Finals||1:00 pm on center court|
|Wed 12-July||Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals||1:00 pm on center court|
|Thu 13-July||Women’s Singles Semifinals||not before 1pm|
|Friday 14-July||Men’s Singles Semifinals||not before 1pm|
|Sat 15-July||Women’s FINAL||not before 3:00 pm|
|Sun 16-July||Men’s FINAL||not before 3:00 pm|
Andy Murray has won the 2016 wimbledon mens title after beating Canadian Milos Raonic in the final with what was a straight set win [6-4], [7-6], [7-6]. It was his second wimbledon singles title and third overall.
Serena Williams won her record equaling 7th Wimbledon women’s title after beating Angelique Kerber in straight set win [7-5]. [6-3]. Serena Williams has 22 grand slam titles now only 2 behind Margaret Court’s 24 grand slam record.