The third grand slam in the world tennis circuit is the Championships at Wimbledon, and the 2015 edition is setting up to be one of the best in recent times. With a host of contenders lining the courts at the All England Club, including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray on the Men’s side, along with Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova on the Women’s side, it should be a fascinating contest.
So be sure not to miss a minute of this premier grass court action when watching matches live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the contests as they happen to a compatible mobile or internet connected device with a Free trial.
2015 Wimbledon Championships Preview
Fresh off a fiercely contested 2015 French Open on clay, the grass court season for Tennis concludes with the Championship at Wimbledon. Last year‘s Men‘s Final saw a spectacular five setter between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Given they are first and second in the seeding, there’s a good chance of a repeat of that epic match.
On the Woman’s side reigning Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova enters as the second seed, in an attempt to win the Single’s championship for the third time in five years. Standing in her way is five-time Wimbledon winner Serena Williams, who’ll be looking to amend for her disappointing exit in round three last year.
For tennis fans in Australia this year’s event is must see TV, with a total of sixteen players including Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios making the cut to contest the prestigious tournament. The largest, and perhaps even strongest Australian Wimbledon contingent in twenty years.
When: June 29-July 12
Where: All England Club, London, Great Britain
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final Replay Times
N. Djokovic (1) vs R. Federer (2)
Sunday 12 July on Fox Sports 2 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Monday 13 July on Fox Sports 4 from 9:30 pm to 01:30 am
Sydney Australia time, refer to your local listings for regional differences. Replays on Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 4 available through the Foxtel Play Free Trial shown below.
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While the French Open was not available on Free to Air TV, Wimbledon will be shown on Channel 7 as well as Fox Sports. Fox will broadcast live and in HD every day until the Semi-finals, while also offering ‘red button’ users a choice of alternative matches to watch. So if you aren’t a subscriber you may wish to review the Foxtel Sport package, which includes the option to stream Wimbledon live to an eligible mobile device through Foxtel Go.
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Wimbledon 2015 Mens Singles Preview
Wimbledon has been dominated by the ‘Big Four’ of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray in recent years, with Roger Federer winning on seven occasions. The Swiss master is in ripping form for an attempt to win his eighth title after winning the Gerry Weber Open, claiming his 86th career title when beating Andreas Seppi 7-6 (7-1) 6-4. This is Federer’s favourite tournament, and is certainly very capable of winning.
Novak Djokovic came very close to winning the French Open, but was no match for Stan Wawrinka in the Final after a brutal semi final against Andy Murray. While most players have tuned up for Wimbledon with grass court tournaments, Djokovic has rested and will go into Wimbledon as the defending champion and fresh.
Andy Murray has been in great form himself leading up to his local Grand Slam, and tuned up for a crack at his second Wimbledon crown with a dominant win at Queen’s Club, beating Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-4. He won Wimbledon in 2013 which followed Olympic Gold 12 months prior. The hopes of the entire United Kingdom rest on his shoulders and the collective nation will watch him perform at Wimbledon on Free to Air (BBC satellites).
Wimbledon 2015 Mens Singles Players To Watch
Rafael Nadal is nowhere near the player he was a couple of years, with injuries playing the Spaniard legend. He and Federer have played some epic finals at Wimbledon, playing in three, with Federer winning twice. Nadal has been struggling in recent times for form, but he did win at Stuttgart, his grass court title in over five years. He is a champion, and a legend, and if he comes to Wimbledon fully fit, then he is a definite chance.
The best Australian chance to take out the tournament is the fiery rising star, Nick Kyrgios. The 20 year old has been injury plagued since the French Open, with the Canberra youngster pulling out of Nottingham and Stuttgart before going to the Queens Club and losing to French Open champ Stan Wawrinka in the first round. He is lacking match fitness, but the potential and talent is there to go deep in the tournament, so be sure to circle the calendar and mobile stream or watch his Wimbledon match live online.
Wimbledon 2015 Womens Singles Preview
Serena Williams defied illness and tiredness to claim the French Open in outstanding fashion, but as is the case, she has rested in preparation for Wimbledon. She hasn’t played a Wimbledon warm up tournament since 2011, and since then, she has won Wimbledon once. She’s the best in the world by a fair, and could lay claim to being the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Maria Sharapova is the 2004 Wimbledon Champion who was a shock early exit from the French Open when beaten by Lucy Safarova. From all reports, she has had a solid build on the practice court in preparation for Wimbledon. Like in the French Open, if she is to win, she may have to beat Serena in the final, and she has a horrible record against the World No.1.
Petra Kvitova is the defending champion after causing somewhat of an upset last year when beating young Canadian Gene Bouchard in straight sets. She has a wonderful record at Wimbledon, winning 26 of 29, with two of her losses coming at the hands of Serena. If Serena exits early, then Kvitova is the one to beat.
Wimbledon 2015 Womens Singles Players To Watch
Victoria Azarenka has been plagued by injury over the past couple of seasons, but her recent form hasn’t been too bad. She looked very impressive early on at the French Open when easily advancing to the third before going down in three tough sets to Serena in the third round. She performs pretty well on the grass, and her ball striking, when she’s at her best, is one of the most powerful on tour.
Samantha Stosur is the best placed Australian to win the tournament, though her recent run at Wimbledon has been pretty poor, a big fall from grace who was one of the worlds best players a few years ago. The grass is her least favourite surface, so she will struggle a fair bit, but with some luck, she could progress to the round of 16.