If the 2014 Wimbledon is anything like last year's, those who don't keep a live stream open risk missing their favorite player get upset.
Wimbledon 2013 was wacky.
In the men's singles tournament, Rafael Nadal lost in the first round, Roger Federer lost in the second and Novak Djokovic lost in the final. One of those three had previously won every Wimbledon since 2003.
In the women's singles tournament, Serena Williams lost in the fourth round. She had won three out of the previous four Wimbledon tournaments.
Instead of the usual suspects, Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli won their first Wimbledons. The victory marked Bartoli's first Grand Slam and Murray's second.
Here's how to watch this year's Wimbledon online, whether anything weird happens or not.
Live Stream: WATCH ESPN
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|Mon., June 23 - Sat., June 28||6:30 a.m.|
|Sun., June 29||None|
|Mon., June 30 - Sun., July 6||6:30 a.m.|
Nadal is coming off his ninth French Open triumph. But oddsmakers not only don't expect him to win Wimbledon 2014, they don't expect him to reach the final. According to Odds Shark, Djokovic is a 7-4 favorite; Murray has the next best odds at 3-1; and, finally, Nadal is listed at 4-1.
Nadal is the No. 1 ranked player in the ATP World Tour. Djokovic is a close second, but there's a huge drop-off after them. Despite his favorable odds at Wimbledon, Murray is only ranked fifth. He won last year and hasn't finished worse than the semifinals since 2009.
Nadal, though, hasn't advanced past the second round in either of the past two years. But even his run of disappointment isn't as bad as Federer's.
Federer has only advanced past the fourth round once in his past four Grand Slams. He has 9-2 odds to win his eighth Wimbledon.
The women's 2013 Wimbledon champ has retired, leaving Williams as a heavy 6-5 favorite to win her sixth title. Maria Sharapova, the 2014 French Open champion, has the next-best odds at 5-1. Sharapova will pray she doesn't meet Williams in the final, though, because Williams has beat her 15 straight times.
Other top women contenders include Victoria Azarenka at 8-1 odds, Petra Kvitova at 10-1, Eugenie Bouchard at 12-1, Simona Halep at 12-1 and Li Na at 14-1. Kvitova won in 2011 and 2004, but none of the others have ever won Wimbledon, which has been dominated since the turn of the century by Serena and Venus Williams.
Venus has five Wimbledon titles and just won her fifth in 2012, but she's only been given 33-1 odds to win her sixth. She's now ranked the 30th-best player in the WTA, 29 spots behind her sister at No. 1.
Wimbledon 2014 could add to these legends' legacies, or it could jump start some new ones.
David Daniels is a columnist at Bleacher Report. He tweets, too.
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