via press release:
@ESPNTennis at Wimbledon: Friday’s 10 Hours on ESPN
Murray, Djokovic, Venus/Kvitova and Li in Action
Federer, Nadal, Serena and Sharapova all Play Saturday after Breakfast at Wimbledon
Exclusive live Wimbledon coverage continues with third-round action Friday, with all 10 hours on ESPN at 7 a.m. ET. Fans can also choose from nine courts offered on ESPN3. Action will include defending champion Andy Murray (vs. No. 27 seed Roberto Bautista Agut), 2012 winner Novak Djokovic (vs. Gilles Simon of France), plus a match-up of former champions, five-time winner Venus Williams vs. 2011 champ Petra Kvitova, all on Centre Court, as well as two-time Major winner Li Na, the No. 2 seed (against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic).
On Saturday, June 28, Breakfast at Wimbledon returns, a one-hour preview of the day on ESPN hosted by Hannah Storm at 7 a.m. The eight-hour telecast on ESPN begins at 8 a.m., and will include matches with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, each of whom has won the career Grand Slam.
Breakfast at Wimbledon will also precede the action for the Semifinals and Championships, Thursday, July 3 – Sunday, July 6. All play on those days is on ESPN.
- On the “middle Sunday,” June 29 – a scheduled day off as is Wimbledon tradition – ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week at 3 p.m.
- “Cross Court Coverage” returns the first three days of the second week, with ESPN2 focused on Centre Court all day while fans will enjoy a “grounds pass” with matches from Court One and elsewhere on ESPN (transitioning to ESPNEWS at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 1).
The schedule through Monday (considered “the greatest day in tennis” as all 32 players play in the Round of 16):
|Mon, June 23 – Sun, July 6 (not 6/29)||6:30 a.m.||All TV Courts (up to nine), all day; Live@Wimbledon||ESPN3||Live|
|Fri, June 27||7 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Third Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|Sat, June 28||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Third Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|Sun, June 29||3 – 6 p.m.||Highlights of Week One||ABC||Tape|
|Mon, June 30||7 – 11:30 a.m.||Round of 16||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Round of 16, Centre Court||ESPN2||Live|
|11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPNEWS|