- Federer Seeks Chance at Record 8th Wimbledon Crown vs. 2010 Finalist and Long-time Foe
- Querrey Seeks to be First American Male in Major Final since Roddick at 2009 Wimbledon
- “Wimbledon Surround” 3-Screen Option on ESPN3 and the ESPN App
- Saturday’s Ladies’ Championship: 10 Williams vs. No. 14 Muguruza
ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon continues on Friday, July 14, with the Gentlemen’s Semifinals on ESPN at 8 a.m. ET:
- 24 Sam Querrey vs. No. 7 Marin Cilic.: Querrey, seeking to be the first American male in a Major final since Andy Roddick at the 2009 Wimbledon, plays the 2014 US Open champion.
- 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 11 Tomas Berdych: The Swiss seeks his 11th Wimbledon final, having won seven among his record 18 Majors. Berdych has defeated Federer at Wimbledon, in a 2010 quarterfinal when the Czech reached his only Major final, but trails in their head-to-head series which dates back to the 2004 Summer Olympics, 18-6.
All the action, plus all the other televised courts, are available all day starting as early as 6 a.m. on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App. The semifinals and championships will also air on ESPN Deportes.
Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m.
The two semifinal matches will be preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m., hosted by Chris McKendry. The show will include Tom Rinaldi’s exclusive sit-down with American Sam Querrey, as he reaches a career-best Major performance; a look at the amazing resurgence this year by Roger Federer; Pam Shriver introduces fans to the players’ chef at Wimbledon; plus a preview of the day’s Gentlemen’s Semifinals and a look ahead at Saturday’s Ladies’ Championship, including a focus on Venus Williams’ return to the Wimbledon final for the first time since 2009.
“Wimbledon Surround” Returns for Semifinals, Championships
ESPN3 – online and streaming live on the ESPN App – offers an additional feed – “Wimbledon Surround” – for the semifinals and championships. It has three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.
Ladies’ Championship Saturday
Saturday’s Wimbledon Ladies’ Championship will begin at 9 a.m., preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m. The matchup:
- 10 Venus Williams, at 37 she is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Martina Navratilova in 1994. Twenty years after her debut at Wimbledon, it will be her ninth final (5-3 to date) but first since 2009.
- 14 Garbiñe Muguruza, the 6-foot, 23-year old who represented Spain in the 2016 Summer Olympics, was a Wimbledon finalist in 2015 and won the French Open in 2016.
Action from London will peak with this weekend’s five championships on ESPN and ESPN Deportes: 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. Both days, Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m. will lead into the 9 a.m. matches. In addition, the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Championships will air on ABC at 3 p.m. each day.
ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2017
|Fri, July 13 –
Sun, July 16
|6 a.m.||All TV Courts, all day;
The Wimbledon Channel (from AELTC)
|Fri, July 14||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinals||ESPN
|Sat, July 15||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Ladies’ Championship
Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship
Ladies’ Doubles Championship
|3 – 6 p.m.||Ladies’ Championship||ABC||Encore|
|Sun, July 16||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Championship
Mixed Doubles Championship
|3 – 6 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Championship||ABC||Encore|