September 24, 2022

Wimbledon 2022 is well under way with Rafael Nadal not missing a beat after a three-year absence from the Championships, and his longtime rival Novak Djokovic joining him in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, women’s No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek saw her 37-game winning streak come to an end with a third-round loss to Alizé Cornet.

Nadal – the freshly won No. 2 seed at Roland Garros – advanced to the quarter-finals after a 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 win over Lorenzo Sonego on Saturday. Two days earlier, Nadal had won his 307th major victory – overtaking Martina Navratilova for the fourth most of all time – by overcoming Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Djokovic himself had a more than solid week. On Sunday, the Serb cruised to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tim van Rijthoven, setting up a quarter-final match against Jannik Skinner. This victory came after Djokovic beat Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-3. 6-4 in the third round on Friday. On Monday, the world No. 3 became the only player to record at least 80 wins in all four Grand Slam events after beating Soonwoon Kwon on center court.

Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spain star and No. 5 seed, became the youngest man to reach the fourth round since 2011 after beating Oscar Otte 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 on Friday. His stellar run came to an end on Sunday, however, as Skinner beat him 6-1, 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals.

On the women’s side, Swiatek’s loss to Cornet in straight sets – 6-4, 6-2 – was stunning. The world No. 1 has won 37 consecutive matches and the six previous tournaments she has appeared in, including victories in Qatar, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and the French Open at Roland Garros. Cornet’s victory moved her into the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2014. Also in the women’s third round, Amanda Anisimova knocked out Coco Gauff.

Serena Williams took to court for the first time since the 2021 Wimbledon installment on Tuesday. She hadn’t played since last June, when she suffered a hamstring injury in her first-round match at the All England Club. Williams’ match against Harmony Tan was close, but Tan emerged 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) after three hours and 11 minutes on the court. Williams had to retire in the first round at the All England Club last year – her only first-round exit before this year – but this is the first time she has lost a first-round match at Wimbledon and only the second once she was beaten on the court in the first round of a Grand Slam (French Open 2012).

For the most part, the top seeds are doing well, but Julie Niemeier pulled off an upset against second seed Anett Kontaveit, winning 6-4, 6-0 in Wednesday’s second round. Niemeier proved the performance was no fluke, as she qualified for the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Heather Watson on Sunday. On the men’s side, Ugo Humbert fought a competitive battle to defeat No. 3 seed Casper Ruud 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Even more impressive, he did it after forget to bring a racket.

Other Wimbledon headlines include Marin Cilic, not a favorite but certainly a strong dark horse, retiring from competition aftertest positive for COVID-19. 8 seed Matteo Berrettini, Wimbledon 2021 runner-up, has also withdrawn due to a positive test result.

No player of Russian or Belarusian nationality is allowed to participate in the tournament. Wimbledon made this decision in April after Russia invaded Ukraine. As a result of the ban, some of the sport’s best players will be absent from Wimbledon, including men’s world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and women’s world No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2022:

Men’s Sunday results

  • David Goffin beats. No. 23 Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (3), 5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
  • No. 9 Cameron Norrie def. No. 30 Tommy Paul 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
  • No. 10 Jannik Skinner defeats. No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (8), 6-3
  • No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeats. Tim van Rijthoven 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Results Sunday women

  • Marie Bouzkova defeats. Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-2
  • Tatjana Maria won. No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
  • Jule Niemeier defeated. Heather Watson 6-2, 6-4
  • No. 3 Ons Jabeur defeated. #24 Elise Mertens 7-6 (9), 6-4

Wimbledon men’s and women’s draw

Wimbledon Schedule

  • First round, June 27-28
  • Second round, June 29-30
  • Third round, July 1-2
  • Fourth round, July 3-4
  • Quarter-finals, July 5-6
  • Women’s semi-finals, July 7
  • Men’s semi-finals, July 8
  • Women’s final, July 9
  • Men’s final, July 10

Men’s singles classification

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Casper Ruud
  4. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  5. Carlos Alcaraz
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  7. Hurbert Hurkacz
  8. Matteo Berretini
  9. Cameron Norrie
  10. Jannik Sinner
  11. Taylor Fritz
  12. Diego Schwartzman
  13. Denis Shapovalov
  14. Marin Cilic
  15. Reilly Opelka
  16. Pablo Carreno Busta
  17. Roberto Bautista Agut
  18. Grigor Dimitrov
  19. Gael Monfils
  20. Alex DeMinaure
  21. John Isner
  22. Botic van de Zandschulp
  23. Nikoloz Basilashvili
  24. Frances Tiafoe
  25. Holger Rune
  26. Miomir Kecmanovic
  27. Filip Krajinovic
  28. Lorenzo Sonego
  29. Daniel Evans
  30. Jenson Brooksby
  31. Tommy Paul
  32. Sebastien Baez

Ladies singles ranking

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Anet Kontaveit
  3. Ons Jabeur
  4. Paula Badosa
  5. Maria Sakkari
  6. Karolina Pliskova
  7. Danielle Collins
  8. Jessica Pegula
  9. Garbine Muguruza
  10. Emma Raducanu
  11. Coco Gauff
  12. Jelena Ostapenko
  13. Barbora Krejcikova
  14. Belinda Bencic
  15. Angelique Kerber
  16. Simona Halep
  17. Elena Rybakina
  18. Jil Teichman
  19. Madison Keys
  20. Amanda Anisimova
  21. Camille Giorgi
  22. Martina Trevisan
  23. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  24. Elise Mertens
  25. Petra Kvitova
  26. Sorana Cirstea
  27. Yulia Putintseva
  28. Alison Riske
  29. Anhelina Kalinina
  30. Shelby Rogers
  31. Kaia Kanepi
  32. Sara Sorribes Tormo

How to watch Wimbledon 2022

  • Appointment: June 27 – July 10
  • Time: Varied
  • Location: London, England
  • TV: NBC, tennis channel
  • Flow: fuboTV (try for free)