Wimbledon is back with full force
The moment you’ve all been waiting for – the grand slam Wimbledon
The return of The Championships, Wimbledon is one of the most expected event of the year.
A formation of tennis talent from all over the globe; the entry lists are flooded with high-profile names. Novak Djokovic returns as he ogles his third consecutive Wimbledon title, while Rafael Nadal looks to claim a record-extending 23 Grand Slam victories.
To kick-off the impressive, towering list of Brits to have been confirmed by The All England Lawn Tennis Club, we have the most successful British player to have etched his name in the Wimbledon history books – we all know who he is – former two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. The former world No.1 is set to return to the home of some of his most prized memories in his magnanimous career as he prepares to make his fourteenth appearance at the tournament.
Joining Murray will be 2021 Indian Wells title holder, Cam Norrie. The British No.1 has two trophies to his name already this season as he added the Delray Beach and Lyon Open to his list of accolades.
The list continues as up-and-coming star, 20-year-old Jack Draper, and recently crowned Rothesay Open champion, Dan Evans, join Murray and Norrie in the main draw.
After inspiring performances in the lead up to the Championships, Wimbledon main draw wild cards have been awarded to Liam Broady, Paul Jubb, Jay Clarke, Alastair Gray and – after what can only be described as a scintillating opening to his ATP tour debut at this year’s cinch Championships – quarter-finalist Ryan Peniston.
Top 10 stars Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski lead a strong British charge in the doubles that also includes Jamie Murray, Lloyd Glasspool, Jonny O’Mara, Ken Skupski, Julian Cash and Henry Patten.
Emma Raducanu will lead the British charge in the women’s singles, entering the tournament for the first time as a Grand Slam champion. After a dreamy triumph at the US Open late last year, the 19-year-old’s remarkable rise to fame has been nothing if not a whirlwind. From a relative unknown to a teenage sporting superstar, Raducanu’s return to Wimbledon won’t be one to miss.
British stars Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage, Heather Watson, Lily Miyazaki, Katie Swan and Sonay Kartal will also be setting up camp in SW19 as they receive wild cards to the women’s singles draw.
Amongst the women’s doubles main draw are Sam Murray Sharan, Alicia Barnett, Olivia Nicholls, Eden Silva and Sarah Beth Grey to name a few.
Britain’s Alfie Hewett will be gunning for his first Wimbledon singles title and to retain the doubles alongside fellow Brit Gordon Reid.
Lucy Shuker is the lone Brit in the women’s singles and doubles draw, while Andy Lapthorne will look to defend his quad doubles crown.
Who are the Wimbledon reigning champions?
- Men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- Women’s singles – Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
- Men’s doubles – Nikola Metktic (CRO) and Mate Pavic (CRO)
- Women’s doubles – Hsieh Su-wei (ROC) and Elise Mertens (BER)
- Mixed doubles – Desirae Krawczyk (USA) and Neal Skupski (GBR)
- Men’s wheelchair singles – Joachim Gerard (BEL)
- Men’s wheelchair doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) and Gordon Reid (GBR)
- Women’s wheelchair singles – Diede de Groot (NED)
- Women’s wheelchair doubles – Yui Kamiji (JPN) and Jordanne (GBR)
- Quad singles – Dylan Alcott (AUS)
- Quad doubles – Andy Lapthorne (GBR) and David Wagner (USA)
When is Wimbledon 2022?
Qualifying for The Championships will run from Monday 20 June to Thursday 23 June.
The main draw will take place from Monday 27 June to Sunday 10 July.