Wimbledon 2013 TV Schedule: When and Where to Watch All of the Grand Slam Action

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IJune 24, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24:  Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his gentlemen's singles first round match against Victor Hanescu of Romania on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 24, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The most prestigious tennis tournament of the year is officially underway at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, as the 2013 Wimbledon Championships are in full swing.

Seven-time champion Roger Federer has already secured a berth in the second round after winning his opening-round match easily in straight sets. But there will be plenty more opportunities for tennis fans to catch the Swiss legend in action this summer at SW19.

Here's a look at the television schedule for the upcoming fortnight:


2013 Wimbledon TV Schedule 

Monday, June 24  
First Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, June 25  
First Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, June 26  
Second Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, June 27  
Second Round 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, June 28  
Third Round 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, June 29  
Breakfast at Wimbledon 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ESPN
Third Round 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, June 30  
Week 1 Highlights 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ABC
Monday, July 1  
Round of 16 (Centre Court) 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Round of 16 (outer courts) 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday, July 2  
Women's Quarterfinals (Centre Court) 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. ESPN
Women's Quarterfinals (Court 1) 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. ESPN2
Wednesday, July 3
Men's Quarterfinals (Centre Court) 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Men's Quarterfinals (Court 1) 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, July 4
Breakfast at Wimbledon 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ESPN
Women's Semifinals 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. ESPN
Friday, July 5
Breakfast at Wimbledon  7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ESPN
Men's Semifinals 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, July 6
Breakfast at Wimbledon  8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ESPN
Women's Final 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Women's Final Replay 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ABC
Sunday, July 7
Breakfast at Wimbledon 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ESPN
Men's Final 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ESPN
Men's Final Replay 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. ABC

TV schedule information courtesy of SportsMediaWatch.com.



Men's Big Four Set to Shine

As usual, all eyes will be on the Big Four in the men's draw this summer. 

Defending champion and seven-time winner Roger Federer, two-two champ Rafael Nadal and 2011 Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic are all looking to add to their trophy case while Andy Murray looks to make history as the first British men's champion since Fred Perry in 1936.

The Big Four in the men's game have combined to win the last 10 Wimbledon titles and 2013 doesn't project to be any different.

Federer is off to a hot start after winning his first-round match in straight sets, via Wimbledon's official Twitter account:

Meanwhile, Nadal is scorching-hot himself after winning his eighth career French Open title earlier this month. 

Djokovic is the current world No. 1 and Murray is coming off his first career finals appearance here a year ago. While outside contenders like Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are always dangerous on this surface, the Big Four will be favored to go deep into the second week at the All England Club.

It's seemingly only a matter of which member will add to his impressive resume this summer.



Serena Williams in Position to Claim Sixth Title

Women's world No. 1 Serena Williams is the overwhelming favorite to win her sixth career Wimbledon championship this summer and for obvious reason.

The 31-year-old American enters the All England Club in the midst of a 31-match winning streak and having won three of the past four Grand Slam events dating back to last year's Wimbledon tournament.

On top of that, Serena has claimed three of the past four Wimbledon championships going back to 2009. A five-time winner here, she's lost just two singles matches on the London grass since the start of Wimbledon in 2008.

Her superior speed, strength and power set her apart from the rest of the women's field at Wimbledon, and should again in 2013. Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are perceived as her two biggest threats to the crown this summer, but Williams has the physical and psychological edge over both.

She hasn't lost to Sharapova since 2004 and has beaten each women's contender in a Grand Slam final within the past year. Williams knocked off Azarenka at the U.S. Open final last September and took out Sharapova in straight sets in the French Open final earlier this summer.

Therefore it's no surprise that Williams is the odds-on favorite to win the women's title at Wimbledon in 2013 with 2-5 odds according to bet365.com.


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