Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Semifinals on ESPN: Federer vs. Berdych, Querrey vs. Cilic


Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Semifinals on ESPN: Federer vs. Berdych, Querrey vs. Cilic

  • 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.

Championship Weekend

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.


Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)  
Fri, July 13 –

Sun, July 16

6 a.m. All TV Courts, all day;

The Wimbledon Channel (from AELTC)

ESPN3 Live
Fri, July 14 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gentlemen’s Semifinals ESPN

ESPN Deportes

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


ESPN Deportes

  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


ESPN Deportes

  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Encore




Dave Nagle

It was 33 years at ESPN for me as of November 2019 (the only job I’ve ever had) after joining merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at a robust $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 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 and Indy 500; Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, in addition to overseeing the Fan Relations, Archives and ESPNPressRoom.com, my main areas are tennis, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including ESPN’s history and growth.
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