Week-long Wimbledon Marathon on ESPN Classic Begins Today

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Week-long Wimbledon Marathon on ESPN Classic Begins Today

  • First-Ever Distribution of Wimbledon Qualifying also underway on ESPN3

Leading up to The 2017 Championships, Wimbledon on Monday, July 3 at 7 a.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Classic will air a week-long marathon of historic Wimbledon matches beginning today, Monday, June 26, at 6 a.m., ending  at 6 a.m., one hour before ESPN’s live coverage from the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.

About the ESPN Classic Marathon

  • The marathon runs for exactly one week, 168 hours from 40 classic Wimbledon matches (33 of which are finals), plus re-airs
  • The marathon ends July 3 with last year’s Championships (Ladies’ – Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber – 1:30-3:30 a.m., Gentlemen’s – Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic – 3:30-6 a.m.).
  • The oldest Gentlemen’s match is the 1977 Gentlemen’s Championships, Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors, June 26 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and July 1 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; the oldest Ladies’ match is the 1982 Ladies’ Championships, Martina Navratilova vs. Andrea Jaeger, June 30 from 10-11:30 p.m.

Matches to Watch

  • Two airings of Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras in the 2001 Gentlemen’s Round of 16 in five sets (7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5), the only time the two legends ever played. June 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and July 3 from 2:30-4:30 a.m.
  • Two airings of Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport in the 2005 Ladies’ Championship (4-6, 7-6, 9-7) that lasted two hours and 45 minutes, making it the longest women’s singles final in Wimbledon history. June 28 from 2-4 a.m. and July 2 from 5-7 p.m.
  • Two airings of Goran Ivanisevic vs. Pat Rafter in the 2001 Gentlemen’s Championship in five sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7) where Ivanisevic had entered the draw via a wild card and went on to win. June 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and July 2 from 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Two airings of Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick in the legendary, five-set 2009 Gentlemen’s Championship (5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14) Federer’s 15th Grand Slam title that surpassed Pete Sampras for the most Major wins of all time. June 28 from 5-10 p.m. and June 29 from 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
  • Two airings of Venus Williams vs. Serena Williams in the 2002 Ladies’ Championship (6-7, 3-6), Serena’s first Wimbledon victory which earned her the world No. 1 ranking for the first time, dethroning Venus. June 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and July 2 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Wimbledon Qualifying
Beginning today, ESPN is covering all four days of Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s qualifying for The Championships, Wimbledon for the first time, with all-day action from one of the grass courts at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton, not far from Wimbledon and the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Qualifying will take place through  Thursday, June 29, beginning each day at 6 a.m. with four matches scheduled per day on ESPN3 on WatchESPN and the ESPN App.

The Championships, Wimbledon
ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon – from first ball to last ball – begins Monday, July 3, with 140 hours on TV and 1,500 on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App with action from all 15 televised courts.  The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 15, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 16, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.

Date Time (ET) Program/Players Network
Mon, Jun 26 6 – 8 a.m. 1984 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Chris Evert Lloyd vs. Martina Navratilova
ESPN Classic
  8 – 10 a.m. 1985 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert Lloyd
ESPN Classic
  10 – 11:30 a.m. 1987 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1988 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1988 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Boris Becker vs. Stefan Edberg
ESPN Classic
  3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 1977 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors
ESPN Classic
  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 2012 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
ESPN Classic
  9:30 – 11:30 p.m. 1982 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Jimmy Connors vs. John McEnroe
ESPN Classic
  11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 1993 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Jim Courier vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
Tue, Jun 27 1:30 – 3:30 a.m. 1998 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Goran Ivanisevic vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  3:30 – 5:30 a.m. 1999 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Lindsay Davenport vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  5:30 – 7:30 a.m. 2000 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport
ESPN Classic
  7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 2000 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Patrick Rafter vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 2001 Wimbledon, Round of 16 – Gentlemen’s
Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2001 Wimbledon, Semifinal – Gentlemen’s
Patrick Rafter vs. Andre Agassi
ESPN Classic
  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 2001 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Goran Ivanisevic vs. Patrick Rafter
ESPN Classic
  3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 2002 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams
ESPN Classic
  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 1988 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 2003 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Roger Federer vs. Mark Philippoussis
ESPN Classic
  9:30 – 11 p.m. 2004 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova
ESPN Classic
  11 p.m. – 2 a.m. 2004 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick
ESPN Classic
Wed, Jun 28 2 – 4 a.m. 2005 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport
ESPN Classic
  4 – 6 a.m. 2005 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick
ESPN Classic
  6 – 8 a.m. 2006 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
ESPN Classic
  8 – 11 a.m. 2007 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
ESPN Classic
  11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2008 Wimbledon, The Championships – Round of 16 – Gentlemen’s
Richard Gasquet vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  1 – 3 p.m. 2008 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Venus Williams vs. Serena Williams
ESPN Classic
  3 – 5 p.m. 2009 Wimbledon Ladies’ Semifinal
Serena Williams vs. Elena Dementieva
ESPN Classic
  5 – 10 p.m. 2009 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick
ESPN Classic
  10 – 11:30 p.m. 2010 Wimbledon Ladies’ Championship
Serena Williams vs. Vera Zvonareva
ESPN Classic
  11:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 2010 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Rafael Nadal vs. Tomas Berdych
ESPN Classic
Thu, Jun 29 1:30 – 4:30 a.m. 2011 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Quarterfinal
Roger Federer vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
ESPN Classic
  4:30 – 6:30 a.m. 2011 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic
ESPN Classic
  6:30 – 7:30 a.m. 2011 Wimbledon Official Film ESPN Classic
  7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 2012 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
ESPN Classic
  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2012 Wimbledon Official Film ESPN Classic
  12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 2013 Classic’s Wimbledon Classic Matches – Gentlemen’s
Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  3:30 – 5 p.m. 2004 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova
ESPN Classic
  5 – 8 p.m. 2007 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal
ESPN Classic
  8 – 10 p.m. 2008 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Venus Williams vs. Serena Williams
ESPN Classic
  10 p.m. – 3 a.m. 2009 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick
ESPN Classic
Fri, Jun 30 3 – 4:30 a.m. 2010 Wimbledon Ladies’ Championship
Serena Williams vs. Vera Zvonareva
ESPN Classic
  4:30 – 6:30 a.m. 2010 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Rafael Nadal vs. Tomas Berdych
ESPN Classic
  6:30 – 8:30 a.m. 2011 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic
ESPN Classic
  8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 2012 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
ESPN Classic
  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 2013 Classic’s Wimbledon Classic Matches – Gentlemen’s
Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The Championships, Wimbledon 2016: Coverage pres. by Voya Financial – Ladies’
Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber
ESPN Classic
  5:30 – 8 p.m. The Championships, Wimbledon 2016: Coverage pres. by Voya Financial – Gentlemen’s
Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic
ESPN Classic
  8 – 10 p.m. 1982 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Jimmy Connors vs. John McEnroe
ESPN Classic
  10 – 11:30 p.m. 1983 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Andrea Jaeger
ESPN Classic
  11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. 1984 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors
ESPN Classic
Sat, Jul 1 1 – 3 a.m. 1984 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Chris Evert Lloyd vs. Martina Navratilova
ESPN Classic
  3 – 5 a.m. 1985 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert Lloyd
ESPN Classic
  5 – 6:30 a.m. 1987 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  6:30 – 8:30 a.m. 1988 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Martina Navratilova vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 1988 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Boris Becker vs. Stefan Edberg
ESPN Classic
  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 1977 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors
ESPN Classic
  12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2012 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
  2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 2012 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
ESPN Classic
  4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 1993 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Jim Courier vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 1998 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Goran Ivanisevic vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  8:30 – 10:30 p.m. 1999 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Lindsay Davenport vs. Steffi Graf
ESPN Classic
  10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 2000 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport
ESPN Classic
Sun, Jul 2 12:30 – 2:30 a.m. 2000 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Patrick Rafter vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  2:30 – 4:30 a.m. 2001 Wimbledon, Round of 16 – Gentlemen’s
Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras
ESPN Classic
  4:30 – 6:30 a.m. 2001 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Semifinal
Patrick Rafter vs. Andre Agassi
ESPN Classic
  6:30 – 8:30 a.m. 2001 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Goran Ivanisevic vs. Patrick Rafter
ESPN Classic
  8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 2002 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Venus Williams
ESPN Classic
  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 2003 Wimbledon Final – Gentlemen’s
Roger Federer vs. Mark Philippoussis
ESPN Classic
  12:30 – 2 p.m. 2004 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova
ESPN Classic
  2 – 5 p.m. 2004 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick
ESPN Classic
  5 – 7 p.m. 2005 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Venus Williams vs. Lindsay Davenport
ESPN Classic
  7 – 9 p.m 2005 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick
ESPN Classic
  9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 2013 Classic’s Wimbledon Classic Matches
Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray
ESPN Classic
Mon, Jul 3 12 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. 2004 Wimbledon Ladies’ Final
Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova
ESPN Classic
  1:30 – 3:30 a.m. The Championships, Wimbledon 2016: Coverage pres. by Voya Financial – Ladies’
Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber
ESPN Classic
  3:30 – 6 a.m. The Championships, Wimbledon 2016: Coverage pres. by Voya Financial – Gentlemen’s
Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic
ESPN Classic

 

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