Taking a look at when Wimbledon 2017 will get underway with the best in the world competing in arguably tennis’ most well-known tournament
It’s quite a wonderful time to be a tennis fan as Wimbledon 2017 is fast approaching. Rafael Nadal is coming off of his fantastic win at the French Open — where he’s been an unstoppable force — and now heads to the grass domain of his biggest rival, Roger Federer. As such, these two living legends should be duking it out (or hopefully will be) at Wimbledon this time around.
For the women, things are far more wide open than they’ve been in quite some time heading into Wimbledon. The biggest reason for that, of course, is the fact that Serena Williams is out due to her pregnancy. That opens up the field a tremendous amount. Germany’s Angelina Kerber is the No. 1 seed and one of the favorites.
However, there are plenty of other women’s competitors that could come in strong in the second grand slam of 2017. Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova are strong contenders as well in the top 10 seeds. However, it’s a player just outside of the top 10 in Petra Kvitova that is favored ever so slightly to get the win on grass.
Outside of Federer and Nadal, there are obviously other exceptionally strong contenders. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are actually seeded ahead of those two, despite Federer’s pursuit of his eighth victory at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, players like Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic are both lurking as well. Then there are your dark horses, such as John Isner or even Nick Kyrgios that can be as good as anyone, but can also be a letdown.
With such an exciting affair set to take place, you’ll want to be there from the first round with 128 players all the way down to the final. So then, when does Wimbledon 2017 start?
Wimbledon 2017 begins on Monday, July 3 with the first round getting underway at 6:30 a.m. ET. The first round will continue into Tuesday, this all leading to the women’s final on Saturday, July 15 and the men’s final the following day, Sunday, July 16.