Wimbledon 2012 TV Schedule: Times and Channels for Thursday's Matches

Alan Rubenstein@@uarubyAnalyst IIIJune 27, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot during his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Thursday’s Wimbledon schedule is day two of the second round. Matches being played at Centre Court commence at 8 a.m. Eastern and all of the other courts will begin play at 6 a.m. Eastern. 

The televised coverage will be aired on the ESPN family of channels, and the Tennis Channel and Wimbledon.com will also be offering coverage. WatchESPN.com and CourtCast by ESPN will provide online coverage with Wimbledon.com also providing their own streaming coverage. ESPN2 will televise matches from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern. 

The Tennis Channel begins their coverage at 5pm Eastern with Wimbledon Primetime. They will highlight the day’s best matches, and feature interviews and discussion on everything going on at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. 

GoTennis.Com has the complete international schedule. 

The highlight of Thursday’s schedule for the Brits will be fourth seed Andy Murray facing the ace machine Croatian, Ivo Karlovic. They have met three times, with Murray winning all three matches. This is their first meeting since Murray won 6-4, 6-4 at the Cincinnati Masters in 2008. Murray won in three sets in their other two meetings. This is the first time they are facing each other in a grand slam. 
Serena Williams and Melinda Czink will be the first match on Centre Court, and their only two meetings occurred in 2009, with Williams won both. 

Rafael Nadal will take to centre court third. He will match up with Czech Lukas Rosol. Rosol is making his first appearance at Wimbledon at the age of 26. 

Court 1 will feature Maria Sharapova, who takes a 7-6, 3-1 lead on court against Tsvetana Pironkova. American Mardy Fish will be playing in the second match on Court 1 against Brit James Ward. Afterwards, American Sam Querrey will follow Fish, when he plays number 21 seed Milos Raonic of Canada. Defending Women’s Champion Petra Kvitova will play Elena Balatcha of Great Britain to conclude the matches on Court 1. 

In addition, there are a number noteworthy players featured on the outer court, including French Open Runner-Up Sara Errani of Italy against Great Britian’s highest ranked female, Anne Keothavong, seventh seeded David Ferrer of Spain, American Andy Roddick, 13th seeded Frenchman Giles Simon, Ana Ivanovic, men’s fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and former women’s runner-up Marion Bartoli.