The third grand slam in the world tennis circuit is the Championships at Wimbledon, and the 2019 edition will see the world’s top players clash at the All England Club for the 133rd time in the event’s history.
Boasting a draw that includes Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the men’s side, along with Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Australia’s latest Grand Slam champion in Ashleigh Barty on the women’s, the 2019 edition of Wimbledon promises to be another thrilling tournament, and you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching at home or streaming the matches live to a mobile device.
Wimbledon 2019 TV Guide
The 2019 French Open is done and dusted, with Rafael Nadal adding an incredible 12th trophy to his cabinet and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty breaking through for a maiden Grand Slam win. Now the focus heads to Wimbledon, the most famous tennis tournament in the world and one of the most prestigious sporting events on the calendar. Roger Federer is regarded as the greatest player to have ever graced the grass courts of Wimbledon, having won here on a record eight occasions, the latest coming last year after beating Marin Cilic in straight sets. At 37 years of age he is still competing at a high level, but the favourite heading in will be Novak Djokovic, a man who has won here four times himself and had won three consecutive Grand Slams prior to the recent French Open. Djokovic and Federer will be joined by Nadal as the three players to beat at the event.
When: July 1 – 15
Where: All England Club, London
In contrast, the female side of the draw is wide open, with no clear favourite emerging and a number of players looking capable of competing. World number one Naomi Osaka, Czech duo of Petra Kvitovia and Karolina Pliskova, as well as Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep will all fancy their chances, but much of the Australian attention is likely to focus on Ashleigh Barty and Serena Williams. Barty, fresh off a French Open victory, has moved into the world number two position and will be chasing down the top spot with a good showing here, while Williams has won here seven times and can move to within one of Martina Navratilova record of nine Wimbledon titles with a victory in 2019.
Wimbledon Live Daily TV Fixtures (AEST)
Dates: Monday 1 July – Monday 15 July
|Channel / Event||Time||Day|
|Channel 7 and 7TWO Live TV||10.00pm – 4.00am||July 10 – 15 Daily|
|Fox Sports 505 (Foxtel / Kayo) Replays||6.00am – 11.30pm||July 10 – 15 Daily|
Wimbledon Live Streaming
While you can find this year’s Wimbledon Free to Air (Channel 7) in Australia, Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will offer the most extensive coverage of this prestigious tournament with over 200 hours of live action in HD, the ‘Daily Serve’ warm-up show (7.30pm) and the option to watch Wimbledon 2019 online. Beginning on 1 July, Fox Sports 2 (Foxtel/Kayo) will broadcast live and in HD every day until the Semi-finals (July 9), with daily match replays for those who want to catch up during a time that’s more convenient
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which have the exact same 2019 Wimbledon programming as Foxtel including full on-demand replays of the epic 4 hour Men’s Final involving Djokovic vs Federer. With Kayo you can stream Wimbledon live (July 1st-9th) using select PC and Macs, as well as iOS and Android phones and tablets. Other compatible devices include Apple TV, Telstra TV, and Google Chromecast, as well as browsers such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Post Quarter-Finals, fans have the option to stream featured matches after they have finished, or watch them via a Kayo Mini – a 10 or 20 minute recap of the best bits.
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Wimbledon Men’s Singles Guide
Novak Djokovic will head into the 2019 Wimbledon event as the comfortable favourite. He, along with Federer and Nadal, has had a stranglehold on Grand Slams for much of the past decade, and with Nadal not generally at his best on grass and Federer closer to 40 than 30, everything is lining up for Djokovic to claim a fifth Wimbledon title and a 16th overall.
Federer is the greatest player the game has ever seen at the All England Club, winning a record eight times there, and though at 37 years of age he is past his prime he is still playing at a high enough level to challenge this year. He won his eighth just a couple of years ago, and having reached a semi-final at Roland Garros just a few weeks ago is in good enough form to suggest he will advance deep into this tournament.
Nadal, as he has done 12 times since 2005, enters Wimbledon coming off the back of a victory at the French Open. While he is still an excellent player on grass, however, he is not the dominant force that he is on clay, and has not won here since 2010. After a finals appearance in 2011 he had a lean few years at the All England Club, failing to advance past the fourth round five times in a row, but last year he made a return to the semi-finals and will be looking for a repeat this year as he attempts to close the gap between himself and Federer for most Grand Slam titles in history, which now sits at two.
Wimbledon Women’s Singles Guide
Ashleigh Barty has been winning over the hearts of Australian tennis lovers for a few years now, and consolidated her position as a fan favourite with a gutsy win at the French Open just a few weeks ago. The win made her the first Australian Grand Slam victor since Samantha Stosur at the US Open in 2011, and she will look to carry that form into Wimbledon, where she has never previously advanced past the third round, and you can catch many of the key moments of this year’s tournament when watching Wimbledon matches live online.
One of Barty’s major challengers will be the ever-dangerous Serena Williams, who, at 37 years of age, is still one of the favourites for the event. Williams has won here on seven occasions, just two behind the record of nine held by Martina Navratilova, and a win here would see her tie Australia’s Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam titles of all time with 24. Coming off a finals appearance here last year and victories in 2015 and 2016, she will still feel confident in her abilities on the grass court, and it would surprise if she doesn’t advance deep into the tournament.
Finally, world number one Naomi Osaka deserves plenty of respect heading into the tournament, having won two of the last three Grand Slams. At just 21 years of age she still has plenty of improvement left in here, a frightening prospect for her opponents considering how well-rounded her game already is. She has never advanced past the third round at the All England Club, but considering the significant strides forward she has taken in the past year it would be a shock if that trend continues in 2019.
How to Stream Wimbledon in Australia
Not everyone currently has, or wants to take on the cost of a Foxtel or Telstra subscription. So with this consideration in mind, what other choices do you have when it comes to streaming Wimbledon? Let’s look at some of the best streaming options available on the Aussie market.
Arguably the gold-standard of the lower-profile streaming device for years now, the Apple TV is popular because it delivers. This tiny box is now in its fifth generation, and has recently added 4K and HDR streaming. You can also download apps just like you would on your phone. And that means almost every major player is supported, including the Kayo Sports streaming service and Foxtel Now.
This amazing little device now comes in two options for streaming video, both with an HDMI connection linking them to your TV. You can choose from the standard or the Google Chromecast Ultra version – the difference is that the Ultra handles 4K video, which is becoming increasingly available in Australia thanks to HD. Once plugged in and connected to your home Wi-Fi network, the device can be reached by a vast range of apps to stream video or on demand replays including Kayo Sports. While it’s not as seamless as using a dedicated device – it’s still extremely versatile.
Foxtel Now Box
Another increasingly popular streaming device option would be the Foxtel Now Box. Launched over a year ago, it delivers the easiest way to stream Foxtel Now, as well as YouTube and Stan, directly to your TV. There’s no installation required so you can immediately start streaming Wimbledon and other sport on your TV. Simply plug it in and start watching. Of course, you’ll need to subscribe to Foxtel Now’s Sports pack, which offers access to twelve channels including Fox Sports, Fox League, Fox Footy, ESPN, beIN Sports and all the live action available each and every week.