October 3, 2022

Wimbledon 2022 is well under way with Rafael Nadal not missing a beat after a three-year absence from the Championships, and Carlos Alcaraz is not letting the lack of experience on the grass courts affect him. Meanwhile, the two No. 1 seeds, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, continue to take care of business in their respective matches.

Nadal – freshly won No. 2 seed at Roland Garros – advanced to the third round after beating Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday, claiming his 307th victory in major game.

Djokovic is also having a solid week. He continued his cruise at the All England Club on Friday beating Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-3. 6-4 in the third round. The world No. 3 became the only player to record at least 80 wins in all four Grand Slam events on Monday after beating Soonwoon Kwon on center court. Djokovic is set to face Tim Van Rijthoven on Sunday for the round of 16.

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. Not bad for being only his third grass-court tournament. Alcaraz will face another young star, 20-year-old Jannik Sinner, on Sunday.

On the women’s side, Swiatek got off to a good start against Croatia’s Jana Feat, winning 6-0, 6-3 in the first round. She continued her wins against Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove on Thursday, meaning her impressive streak is now at 37 consecutive wins. One of those includes his 2022 French Open title. Swiatek is now set to meet Alize Cornet for the third round on Saturday.

American Coco Gauff, seeded No.11 and runner-up at Roland-Garros, is still there after winning 6-2, 6-3 against Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second round.

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 a close one, 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. Kontaveith is suffering from the long-term effects of COVID-19. 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:

Friday men’s results

  • No. 9 Cameron Norrie def. Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
  • No. 5 Carlos Alcaraz defeats. No. 32 Oscar Otte 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
  • No. 10 Jannik Sinner beats. No. 20 Josh Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
  • No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeats. Kecmanovic isomer 6-0, 6-3, 6-4
  • No. 30 Tommy Paul beats. Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • David Goffin beats. Ugo Humbert 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-5
  • No. 23 Frances Tiafoe beats. Alexander Bublik 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
  • #22 Nikoloz Basilashvili def. Tim Van Rijthoven 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Women’s Friday Results

  • Caroline Garcia won. #33 Zhang Shuai 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)
  • Marie Bouzkova defeats. Alison Riske-Amritjaj 6-2, 6-3
  • No. 24 Elise Mertens defeated. #15 Angelique Kerber 6-4, 7-5
  • Tatjana Maria won. No. 5 Maria Sakkari 6-3, 7-5
  • No. 3 Ons Jabeur defeated. Diane Parry 6-2, 6-3
  • Heather Watson won. Kaja Juvan 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
  • Jule Niemeier defeated. Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko defeats. Irina-Camelia Begu 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

Wimbledon men’s and women’s draw

Men’s and women’s schedules

  • 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)