Wimbledon 2024: Here’s how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

LONDON (AP) — Get caught up at Wimbledon with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about how to watch the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more:

How to watch Wimbledon on TV

— In the U.S.: Tennis Channel, ESPN.

— Other countries are listed here.

Betting favorites for Wimbledon

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz is a slight favorite in the men’s final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, according to BetMGM Sportsbook. Alcaraz, who beat Djokovic in five sets a year ago for the title at the All England Club, is listed at -145. Djokovic is at +120.

Who plays in the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday?

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and seven-time champion Novak Djokovic will meet in a rematch of the 2023 men’s final at the All England Club. Alcaraz beat Djokovic in five sets a year ago. On Sunday, Alcaraz will be bidding for his fourth Grand Slam title at age 21. Djokovic, who is 37, is seeking an eighth Wimbledon championship to tie Roger Federer for the men’s record. A Djokovic victory also would give him his 25th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, which would break a tie with Margaret Court for the most by anyone in the history of tennis. Djokovic had knee surgery last month.

What happened in the Wimbledon women’s final on Saturday?

No. 31 seed Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic held on to defeat No. 7 Jasmine Paolini of Italy 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to win her first singles championship at Wimbledon and second at a major tournament. Krejcikova, who is 28, also won the 2021 French Open. Paolini is the first woman to lose in the finals at Roland Garros and the All England Club since Venus Williams in 2002. Diede de Groot claimed her 15th consecutive Grand Slam singles title by winning the women’s wheelchair final.

The Wimbledon schedule

— Sunday: Men’s Singles Final

A quiz about Wimbledon

Try your hand at the AP’s quiz about Wimbledon.

What you need to read about tennis and Wimbledon

Here are stories to catch up with what is happening in tennis:

Maybe Barbora Krejcikova will start to believe in herself after winning Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic is 37 and had knee surgery last month but faces Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s final

Wimbledon has started handing out participation trophies to players

The injuries are adding up in the latter stages at the All England Club

After so many Wimbledon 5-setters, Novak Djokovic would be OK with best-of-3 in early rounds

Even the best of the best in tennis get nervous before the first round of a Slam

Wimbledon’s qualifying rounds are the tournament before the tournament

Coco Gauff can’t get a new game plan and loses to Emma Navarro in the fourth round

No. 1 Iga Swiatek goes from a French Open title to a third-round exit at Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka’s agency has signed 15-year-old Australian tennis player Cooper Kose

Numbers to know about Wimbledon

28 — The ages of both Barbora Krejcikova and Jasmine Paolini, the first time since 1977 that both Wimbledon women’s finalists were at least that old and both making a debut in the event’s title match

1995 — The last year that a woman (Steffi Graf) won Wimbledon despite dropping the first set in the semifinals and final. Jasmine Paolini was trying to do that, too, but came up short in the final

What was said at Wimbledon?

“Before she passed away, she told me to go and win a Slam.” — Barbora Krejcikova, speaking about the late Jana Novotna, the 1998 Wimbledon winner who was her mentor.

“I’m a little bit sad. I’ll try to keep smiling, because I remember that today is still a good day.” — Jasmine Paolini, after losing the final at Wimbledon, where her career record was 0-3 before this year.


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