The All England Tennis Championships, known as Wimbledon, are back. It will be the 135th edition of tennis’ oldest grand slam when the championships begin on June 27.
However, even before the start of the tournament, the focus has completely shifted as its organizing committee, the All England Lawn Tennis Club Pvt. Ltd banned the Russian and Belarusian players from entering the country, citing Russia’s war against Ukraine, and wouldn’t even allow them to compete as neutral athletes.
Because of this arbitrary decision, the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) have decided to strip the championships of all ranking points and effectively make it an exhibition tournament.
It’s also the first time since 1998 that Wimbledon’s heartthrob, Swiss maestro Roger Federer, has been unable to compete in his favorite Grand Slam.
However, excitement surrounding the tournament, famous for its players in brilliant white, has only grown. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 edition of the Grass Grand Slam.
When does Wimbledon 2022 start?
The 2022 Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday 27th June 2022 and will run until Sunday 10th July 2022.
What is the venue of Wimbledon 2022?
The All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, UK will host the championships as usual. According to Wimbledon’s official website, “The club was incorporated on 23 July 1868 as The All England Croquet Club. Its name was changed to The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in 1877 and The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 1899.”
“On 1 August 2011 the club was converted into a limited company under the name The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Limited,” the website adds.
What is the schedule for Wimbledon 2022?
The championships, which start on June 27th, actually had a qualifying round that started on Monday June 20th and lasted until Thursday June 23rd.
The main draw of the competition starts on Monday 27th June and lasts until Sunday 8th June. By June 8th, all rounds will be completed and only the finals will remain. However, the mixed doubles final would itself take place on July 7th.
While the women’s singles final will be played on Saturday 9th July, the men’s singles final will take place on Sunday 10th July 2022.
Who are the top seeds for Wimbledon 2022?
With the Russian and Belarusian players suspended, it is the first time in 49 years that the world number one and world number two are not part of the Wimbledon category in men’s singles. While world number one Daniil Medvedev was unable to attend due to the ban on Russian players, world number two Alexander Zverev of Germany is out with an injury sustained at the 2022 French Open.
World number three Novak Djokovic was placed first in men’s singles, while French Open winner Iga Swiatek from Poland was placed first in women’s singles.
When will the Wimbledon 2022 draw be announced?
So far, the draw for the oldest Grand Slam has not been announced and according to the official statement from the organizers, the draws will be announced on Friday 24 June at 14:30 IST.
Who are the defending champions of Wimbledon?
The men’s singles event was won by then-Serb Novak Djokovic, ranked number one in the world, who defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 6-3.
For the crown in women’s singles, Australian Ashleigh Barty had to defeat Czech Karolína Plíšková 6:3, 6:7 (4:7), 6:3
Croatians Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić won the men’s doubles as they defeated the pairing of Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 7-5
In the women’s doubles, the pairing of Hsieh Su-Wei from Chinese Taipei and Elise Mertens from Belgium defeated the Russian duo Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina 3-6, 7-5, 9-7
The mixed doubles event was won by the pairing of Britain’s Neal Skupski and USA’s Desirae Krawczyk, who defeated the all-British duo of Joe Salisbury and Harriet Dart 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).
Where can people watch Wimbledon 2022 live in India?
In India, Star Sports will broadcast the Wimbledon matches live and exclusively on televisions, while Disney Plus Hotstar will provide live streaming of the championships for digitally savvy viewers via smartphones and other devices such as desktops, laptops and tablets.
What is the prize money for Wimbledon 2022?
Total prize money for Wimbledon 2022 was held at a record £40,350,000, which is almost $50 million. The prize money for men and women remains the same in all categories.
Round of 16: £190,000
Round of 32: £120,000
Round of 16: £78,000
Round of 16: £50,000
DOUBLE (£ per team)
Round of 16: £33,000
Round of 32: £20,000
Round of 64: £12,500