Wimbledon 2016: TV Schedule and Live-Stream Daily Listings for Entire Tournament

Nate Loop@Nate_LoopFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2016

Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after his victory over Roger Federer in the mens singles final on Centre Court during day thirteen of Wimbledon 2015 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on July 12th 2015 in Wimbledon (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images)
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Make no mistake: Novak Djokovic is the player to watch at Wimbledon 2016.

The steely 29-year-old has already secured wins this year in the Australian Open and French Open, putting him on his way to securing the exceedingly rare Golden Slam, which consists of a calendar Grand Slam and a gold medal at the Summer Olympics. The only other person to accomplish this feat is the great Steffi Graf, who did it in 1988.

There will be plenty of opportunity to watch Djokovic continue his chase for ultimate glory, to say nothing of delighting in the play of the likes of Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza, who upset Williams to win this year's French Open. 

WatchESPN will have extensive live-stream coverage of the tournament, with individual court cams as well as live-streaming of the regular television broadcasts. Here is the TV schedule for the tournament, per ESPNMediaZone.com, which begins in London on Monday, June 27.

2016 Wimbledon TV Schedule
June 27
Time (ET)RoundTV
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Early-Round ActionESPN
June 28
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Early-Round ActionESPN
June 29
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Early-Round ActionESPN
June 30
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Early-Round ActionESPN
July 1
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Early-Round ActionESPN
July 2
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Early-Round ActionESPN
July 3
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.Highlights from Week 1ABC
July 4
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.Round of 16 (Court 1 and Outer Courts)ESPN2
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.Round of 16 (Centre Court)ESPN
July 5
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.Women's QuarterfinalsESPN2
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Women's QuarterfinalsESPN
July 6
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Men's QuarterfinalsESPN
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Men's QuarterfinalsESPN2
July 7
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Women's SemifinalsESPN
July 8
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.Men's SemifinalsESPN
July 9
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Women's ChampionshipESPN
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.Encore CoverageABC
July 10
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Men's ChampionshipESPN
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.Encore CoverageABC
ESPNMediaZone.com

If Djokovic manages to pull off the Golden Slam, well, it would be too early to start calling him the greatest ever, but it would give him something truly unique and special on his career resume. Only two men's tennis players have even won a calendar Grand Slam: Don Budge in 1938 and Australian legend Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969.

Laver believes Djokovic has what it takes to make 2016 an all-time year.

“There’s going to be a lot of pressure on him,” Laver said, per Howard Fendrich of the Associated Press (via the Los Angeles Daily News). “For me, I think it’s very possible he can pull it off.”

Lest we get ahead of ourselves, Djokovic still has to survive the gauntlet at the grass courts of Wimbledon. The Serbian star has won the title in London three times: 2011, 2014 and 2015.

Roger Federer
Roger FedererRick Rycroft/Associated Press/Associated Press

Murray is one of the major threats to Djokovic's quest, as is Roger Federer, who could be fresh for the tournament after skipping out on the French Open to rest a nagging back injury. Federer made it to the Wimbledon final in each of the past two years, only to lose to Djokovic both times.

ESPN.com's Greg Garber noted Federer has been good, if not great, lately:

Playing back-to-back events in Stuttgart and Halle, Germany, Federer was solid, if not completely commanding. He won three matches in Stuttgart to reach the semifinals, losing to rising Austrian Dominic Thiem, who had beaten him the last time out in Rome as well. Federer also reached the final four in Halle, falling to teenager Alexander Zverev.

Some extra rest could make the 34-year-old a dangerous opponent for Djoker—they would see each other in the semifinals if both men take care of business up to that point.

While Djokovic chases eternal glory, Muguruza is looking to upset the established order in women's tennis, which has generally seen Williams hold her place as the unimpeachable queen of singles play, at least until the last few Grand Slam events. 

After winning majors in Australia, France and London in 2015, Williams has lost two straight Grand Slam finals and one semifinal. It's left her stuck on 21 career Grand Slam titles—one shy of tying Graf for the record in the Open era.

She'll have her work cut out for her in London. Though the likes of Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka won't be participating, there will be Muguruza, Angelique Kerber (winner of the 2016 Aussie Open), Agnieszka Radwanska and others. 

Garbine Muguruza
Garbine MuguruzaChristophe Ena/Associated Press/Associated Press

Muguruza will draw plenty of attention after her maiden triumph at Roland Garros. She reached the final last year, and at 22 years old, she is a rising star. Her opposition will provide plenty of resistance, compounding what Muguruza described as a difficult transition from clay to grass courts, per the Guardian's Kevin Mitchell:

It’s very hard, one of the most difficult switches of surface. I finished very late at the French Open [and then played a grasscourt tournament in Mallorca]. I was so happy after the French Open that the next tournament was in Spain, even though it was really fast. I felt so good. The crowd was there a lot with me.

If Djokovic and Williams manage to add further trophies to their already-overstuffed mantles, Wimbledon 2016 will have turned out to be a historic occasion. If nothing else, a win in London means five Grand Slam titles in a row for Djokovic—no small feat. 

Should others reach the summit, then it should set up greater and more varied storylines for both the Olympics and the U.S. Open later this year.

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