Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship on ESPN: Murray vs. Raonic


Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship on ESPN: Murray vs. Raonic

·         British Hero Murray Seeks Third Major, Second at Wimbledon
·         Big-Serving Raonic is First Canadian Man in Major Final
·         Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m. ET with Hannah Storm
·         Mixed Doubles Championship Live on ESPN
·         “Wimbledon Surround” on WatchESPN with Three-Box Screen to Watch Players Individually
·         ABC with Encore Presentation at 3 p.m. ET

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the Wimbledon fortnight climaxes with the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 10, at 9 a.m. ET with No. 2 Andy Murray – the 2013 champion seeking his third Major trophy – facing Milos Raonic, the 25-year old Canadian with the intimidating serve in his first Major final.  He ousted seven-time champion Roger Federer in Friday’s semifinal.

Chris Fowler will call the match with Patrick McEnroe and three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe, who has been a consultant to Raonic’s team since the French Open.  Tom Rinaldi will handle the post-match interviews.  The match will be preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon hosted by Hannah Storm at 8 a.m.  Also, ABC will present an encore presentation of the match at 3 p.m.

  • 2 Andy Murray (GBR) vs. No. 6 Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • Murray, 29, leads the head-to-head 6-3, including a win at this year’s Australian Open and in the finals of last month’s grass-court event, Queen’s Club in London.
  • Murray is 2-8 in Major finals, winning the 2012 US Open (his fifth Major final) and – to the utter delight of the entire United Kingdom in breaking Britain’s 77-year drought – Wimbledon in 2013.
  • Raonic was 0-2 in Major semifinals before this event (2016 Australian Open, 2014 Wimbledon)
  • Raonic is looking to be the first male winner outside “The Big Four” (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002. He is the first player outside that quartet to reach the final since Tomas Berdych in 2010.

Day of Championships on ESPN

By coincidence, the day will be full of championship competition from Europe as following the Wimbledon telecast, ESPN will air the final match of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 live from Paris – Portugal vs. France.

Breakfast at Wimbledon Hosted by Hannah Storm

Breakfast at Wimbledon hosted by Hannah Storm starts the day at 8 a.m.  In addition to a preview of the Gentlemen’s Championship and a look back at the Ladies’ Championship, segments on Sunday’s show include:

  • Host Hannah Storm sits down with Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, to discuss her 22nd Major title.
  • Tom Rinaldi explains why a surprising number of player towels go missing during The Championships.
  • Likely unknown by American viewers, the recipe for a full English Breakfast is revealed.
  • Rinaldi contributes a feature that addresses the question: What happens after you achieve your dream?

More Choice on WatchESPN with Return of “Wimbledon Surround”

Fans on the move or wishing to watch a different match on the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club can choose the match they want on WatchESPN.  WatchESPN offers the ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts, as well as all matches from the TV courts from first ball to last ball each day, with action available on demand afterwards, plus AELTC’s daily [email protected].

“Wimbledon Surround” returned for the semifinals and championships, a separate feed with three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.  

The Gentlemen’s Championship will be followed on Centre Court by the Mixed Doubles Championship.  The match will be of interest to the fans at Centre Court and on Henman Hill as Heather Watson of Great Britain teams with Henri Kontinen of Finland.  The two had never played together before this event.  Their opponents are the 15th seed, Colombia’s Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany.  Groenefeld has won two Majors in Mixed Doubles – the 2009 Wimbledon (with Mark Knowles) and the 2014 French Open (with Jean-Julien Rojer).

  • Heather Watson (GBR) and Henri Kontinen (FIN) vs. Robert Farah (COL) and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)


Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)  
Sun, July 10 6 a.m. All TV Courts, all day; [email protected] WatchESPN Live
Sun, July 10 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship

No. 2 Andy Murray vs. No. 6 Milos Raonic

Mixed Doubles Championship

Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen vs. No. 15 Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld


ESPN Deportes

  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship

No. 2 Andy Murray vs. No. 6 Milos Raonic

ABC Tape




Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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