Wimbledon’s “Manic Monday” Filled with the Game’s Best

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Wimbledon’s “Manic Monday” Filled with the Game’s Best

·        “The Greatest Day in Tennis” – Everyone Plays; 16 Men, 16 Women

·        Venus, Murray & Federer on Centre Court – ESPN

·        Djokovic, Nadal and Top Seed Kerber Headline ESPN2

·        “Cross Court Coverage” – ESPN, ESPN2 all Day plus on ESPN App – Returns Monday-Wednesday

On Monday, July 10, Wimbledon’s “Manic Monday” – called “The Greatest Day in Tennis” as all eight Ladies’ and eight Gentlemen’s Round of 16 matches are played – ESPN and ESPN2 will once again present all the action with all day “Cross Court Coverage,” which is also available — along with all the televised courts — on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App.

With “Cross Court Coverage” the first three days of the second week, ESPN starts at 8 a.m. ET and focuses on Centre Court all day where on Monday tennis legends Venus Williams, British hero Andy Murray and Roger Federer will play.   ESPN2’s action will be headlined by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber.  The ATP’s “Big Four” of future Hall of Famers will be in action.

Meanwhile, fans will enjoy a “grounds pass” on ESPN2 with matches from No.1 Court and elsewhere beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 10, and at 8 a.m. on July 11 and 12, focusing on No. 1 Court with quarterfinal action.

If that’s not enough, fans can choose to watch the action from all televised courts presented from first ball to last ball each day on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN App, with action available on demand afterwards, plus AELTC’s daily The Wimbledon Channel.

“Manic Monday” Notes

Ladies’ Draw

  • The Round of 16 includes a five-time champion, three former Wimbledon finalists, 15 Major titles, nine women who have made at least one Major final, seven of the current Top 10 and 10 of the Top 16 seeds.
  • 10 of the Top 16 seeds advanced to the fourth round, the most to reach the second week at Wimbledon since 2007. Last year, 8 of the Top 16 seeds advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon.
  • There are 14 nations represented in the fourth round (from 39 at the start of the tournament). The United States (CoCo Vandeweghe and Venus Williams) and Croatia (Martic and Ana Konjuh) are the only countries with
  • two players.
  • Williams (the oldest player remaining) made her Grand Slam debut at 1997 Roland Garros, seven months before Konjuh (the youngest player remaining) was born. They meet in the fourth round.

Gentlemen’s Draw

The field includes:

  • 45 Major titles (the ATP “Big Four” who are the top four seeds – Murray, Novak Djokovic, Federer and Rafael Nadal) and 39 grass court championships.
  • Seven players who are past their 30th birthday; only four are 27 or younger.
  • Seven of the top eight seeds and 10 of the top 13.

“Manic Monday’s” Round of 16 Matches

Centre Court – ESPN at 8 a.m.

  • (10) Venus Williams (USA) vs (27) Ana Konjuh (CRO)
  • (1) Andy Murray (GBR) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)
  • (3) Roger Federer (SUI) vs (13) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)

Other Matches – ESPN2 at 7 a.m.

Gentlemen

  • (24) Sam Querrey (USA) vs Kevin Anderson (RSA)
  • (7) Marin Cilic (CRO) vs (18) Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  • (4) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs (16) Gilles Muller (LUX)
  • (8) Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs (11) Tomas Berdych (CZE)
  • (6) Milos Raonic (CAN) vs (10) Alexander Zverev (GER)
  • (2) Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

Ladies

  • Angelique Kerber (GER) vs (14) Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
  • (7) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs (9) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
  • (4) Elina Svitolina (UKR) vs (13) Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  • Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) vs Petra Martic (CRO)
  • (6) Johanna Konta (GBR) vs (21) Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  • (5) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs (24) Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
  • Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs (2) Simona Halep (ROU)

ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2017

Date Time (ET) Event Network(s)  
Mon, July 10 –

Sun, July 16

6:30 a.m. All TV Courts, all day;

The Wimbledon Channel (from AELTC)

ESPN3 Live
   
Mon, July 10 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Round of 16, No.1 Court & others ESPN2 Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Round of 16, Centre Court ESPN Live
Tue, July 11 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals,

 Centre Court

ESPN Live
  8 – 2 p.m. Ladies’ Quarterfinals, No.1 Court ESPN2 Live
Wed, July 12 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,

No.1 Court

ESPN2 Live
Thur, July 13 7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ladies’ Semifinals ESPN

ESPN Deportes

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

Live
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

ESPN Deportes

Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Ladies’ Championship ABC Tape
Sun, July 16 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast at Wimbledon ESPN Live
  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship

Mixed Doubles Championship

ESPN

ESPN Deportes

Live
  3 – 6 p.m. Gentlemen’s Championship ABC Tape

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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 upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be 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, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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