Wimbledon 2012 TV Schedule: When and Where to Catch Saturday's Action

Josh SchochAnalyst IIIJune 29, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26:  Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a backhand return 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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Day 5 of Wimbledon 2012 has wrapped up, and Day 6 is on the horizon. The grass courts of London have provided thrill and chills so far, and the action continues on Saturday.

Rafael Nadal was dominant at the French Open, only dropping one set in the entire match. He looks as good as ever, and it would take a superhuman effort to oust him at this point.

Serena Williams won in straight sets again in her last match, taking out Melinda Czink 6-1, 6-4. She looks great after losing in the first round of the French Open, and she looks to win another title at Wimbledon to make up for that loss.

Looking to avenge a loss to Nadal that cost him his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic has dominated as we would expect the world's No. 1 to do. He looks poised to capture his second Grand Slam of the year, and he should cruise into the semis.

Roger Federer looks to tie Pete Sampras by winning his seventh title at Wimbledon. This Federer looks like the Federer from five years ago, dominating on the grass courts of London (despite a close call against Julien Benneteau). This could be his last chance to tie Sampras for the most Wimbledon titles ever, and he looks to make the most of it.


Matches to Watch

Williams, Mardy Fish, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, David Ferrer, Victoria Azarenka, Anna Ivanovic, Andy Roddick and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are all in action on Saturday. The world's best look to advance. Of these stars, three will be playing in matches that you must watch.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on J
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Murray wants to prove that he deserves to be mentioned with tennis' big three of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, as do Tsonga and Ferrer. However, the one to watch is Tsonga because he has the best chance of beating any of the three. He will first face Nadal in the quarterfinals, and this match will be a great tune-up for that match.

The next match to watch belongs to Sharapova. The new world's No. 1 completed her career Grand Slam at the French Open and looks to keep the momentum going. In her last match, she dropped the second set before powering her way to a 6-0 win in the third. It will be interesting to see how she fares against Su-Wei Hsieh.

The third and final match to watch is that of Federer. Fed looks like his old self, and we have so few opportunities to see him dominate on grass like he once did; it would be foolish to pass up this opportunity.


Full TV Schedule

Date Time (EDT) Round Channel
Thursday, June 28 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Round 2 ESPN2
Friday, June 29 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Round 3 ESPN
Saturday, June 30 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Round 3 ESPN
Monday, July 2 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Round 4 ESPN2
Monday, July 2 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Round 4 Centre Court ESPN
Tuesday, July 3 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Women's Quarterfinals ESPN2
Tuesday, July 3 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Women's Quarterfinals CC ESPN
Wednesday, July 4 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's Quarterfinals ESPN2
Wednesday, July 4 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's Quarterfinals CC ESPN
Thursday, July 5 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Women's Semifinals ESPN
Friday, July 6 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's Semifinals ESPN
Saturday, July 7 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Women's Final ESPN
Sunday, July 8 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Men's Final ESPN

ESPN3 will also be streaming the action online.