2012 Summer Olympics

Olympic Tennis 2012 Live Stream: Day-by-Day Online Viewing Guide

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25:  Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during a practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 25, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 28, 2012

As one of the marquee events in London, the men's and women's tennis tournaments will certainly be followed closely throughout the Olympic Games. The world's best players did battle at Wimbledon just a few weeks ago, and they will do so once again over the next week, but they will be competing for Olympic gold rather than a trophy.

While some of the matches will be televised, there are far too many to keep track of. Because of that, NBC's Olympics online stream will come in handy for tennis fans everywhere. There will be countless high-profile matches to follow each day of the tournament, and they can be found at NBCOlympics.com.

If you want to see Roger Federer and Serena Williams defend their men's and women's Wimbledon titles respectively, as well as any other match you can possibly think of, here is the full online listing for the men's, women's and doubles brackets in London.

 

Where: All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, England

When: Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, Aug. 5

Watch: NBC, Bravo, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC

Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com

 

Day-by-Day Online Viewing

Saturday, July 28

Christian McHale vs. Ana Ivanovic (Rd 1) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Ryan Harrison vs. Santiago Giraldo (Rd 1) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Centre Court action (Rd 1) at 7 a.m. ET

David Nalbandian vs. Janko Tipsarevic (Rd 1) at 7 a.m. ET

 

Sunday, July 29

Court 2 action (Rd 1) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 3 action (Rd 1) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 4 action (Rd 1) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Centre Court action (Rd 1) at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (Rd 1) at 7 a.m. ET

 

Monday, July 30

Court 2 action (Rd 1 & 2) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 3 action (Rd 1 & 2) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 4 action (Rd 1 & 2) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Centre Court action (Rd 2) at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (Rd 2) at 7 a.m. ET

 

Tuesday, July 31

Court 2 action (Rd 2 & QF) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 3 action (Rd 2 & QF) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 4 action (Rd 2 & QF) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Centre Court action (Rd 2 & QF) at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (Rd 2 & QF) at 7 a.m. ET


Wednesday, Aug. 1

Court 2 action (Rd 1 & Rd 3) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 3 action (Rd 1 & Rd 3) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 4 action (Rd 1 & Rd 3) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Centre Court action (Rd 1 & Rd 3) at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (Rd 1 & Rd 3) at 7 a.m. ET

 

Thursday, Aug. 2

Court 2 action (QF & SF) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 3 action (QF & SF) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Court 4 action (QF & SF) at 6:30 a.m. ET

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (QF & SF) at 7 a.m. ET


Friday, Aug. 3

Bravo tennis simulcast at 7 a.m. ET

Centre court action (Men's, Women's, Mixed Doubles SF) at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (Men's, Women's, Mixed Doubles SF) at 7 a.m. ET

 

Saturday, Aug. 4

Court 1 action (Women's, Men's Doubles, Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal) at 7 a.m. ET

Centre Court action (Women's, Men's Doubles Gold Medal) at 9 a.m. ET

 

Sunday, Aug. 5

Centre Court action (Men's, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles Gold Medal) at 7 a.m. ET

Court 1 action (Men's, Women's Doubles Bronze Medal) at 7 a.m. ET

 

 

Top Players to Watch

Roger Federer

Many believed that Swiss tennis star Roger Federer would never win another Grand Slam, but Rafael Nadal was ousted early at Wimbledon and that opened the door for Fed to defeat Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray en route to an impressive triumph at All England Club a few weeks back.

With that said, Federer has some Olympic demons to conquer. He is the reigning men's doubles champion along with Stanislas Wawrinka, but Federer was eliminated by James Blake in Beijing and failed to medal in men's singles. He is the favorite to win gold in London, however, and must avoid yet another letdown.

 

Serena Williams

It was a long road back from multiple injuries for Serena Williams, but she finally ascended to the top of women's tennis as she won the women's singles tournament at Wimbledon a couple weeks ago. Williams was dominant against some of the world's best players, and she is favored to win the Olympic gold because of that.

Serena is actually in the hunt for multiple golds, though, as she and sister Venus Williams will compete in women's doubles. Serena and Venus won the Wimbledon tournament this year and are the reigning Olympic gold medalists as well. If Serena plays like she did during Wimbledon, then she should have little problem coming away victorious.

 

Novak Djokovic

Serbian star Novak Djokovic may have been supplanted by Roger Federer as the top player in the world, but he is still very much a threat to win gold in London. Djokovic defeated James Blake to win bronze in Beijing and is the co-favorite, along with Andy Murray, to take on Federer in the gold medal match this time around.

Because of Federer's dominance over him in the Wimbledon semifinals, Djokovic is being a bit overlooked heading into London. That is very dangerous, however, since he did win three Grand Slams last year, as well as the Australian Open this year. Djoker knows how to win big matches, and he will absolutely be a factor in this tournament.

 

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