The third Grand Slam tournament of the year, the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, is set to begin next Monday at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. With players from all over the world striving for one of the coveted trophies in tennis, players do not receive ranking points from ATP and WTA during the tournament. Notably, Wimbledon 2022 was stripped of ranking points due to the ban on players from Russia and Belarus.
This means that world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev will miss the tournament, while world No. 3 Novak Djokovic will compete as the top seed. Other notable absentees from the tournament are Andrey Rublev and Aryna Sabalenka. At the same time, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will also miss the tournament as he has not yet recovered from his injury.
However, the upcoming edition of the grass-court major will feature the singles comeback of 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. Australian Open 2022 and French Open 2022 winner Rafael Nadal will return to the tournament for the first time since 2019 to extend his record for most Grand Slam trophies.
How to Watch Wimbledon 2022 Draw Live in India?
The draws for Wimbledon 2022 take place on Friday at 2:30pm IST. Unfortunately, tennis fans in India cannot watch the Wimbledon 2022 draw on TV as the event is not televised in the country. However, fans can follow the live streaming of the draw on Wimbledon’s social media and YouTube addresses.
How to Watch Wimbledon 2022 Draw Live in USA?
Tennis fans in the US can watch the event live streaming on ESPN. It starts Friday at 2:00 a.m. in the US.
How to Watch UK Wimbledon 2022 Draw Live?
UK fans can follow the draw on the BBC platforms. The BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer will stream the event live from 10am.
Novak Djokovic and Iga Switek: The top seeds for Wimbledon 2022
While defending champion Djokovic will be the tournament’s top seed, 22-time Grand Slam champion Nadal is second. 2022 French Open runner-up Casper Ruud is third, followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas and Carlos Alcaraz. This is the first time Alcaraz has been in the top 5 seeds in his career.
In the women’s individual competition, Iga Switek is the top seed and also the favorite for the cup. Anett Kontaveit in second place and Ons Jabeur in second and third place. At the same time, Paula Badosa in fourth place and Naria Sakkari in fifth place occupy the top 5 seed list in women’s singles.