London For the 135th time, tennis professionals will play for the title on June 27 in the famous Wimbledon park. Who are the German participants? Who are the nominees and how is the tournament going? We clarify the most important questions.
After a forced interruption of two years due to the Corona pandemic, normal life returned to Wimbledon in 2021. In 2022, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments returned again under special circumstances. The organizers decided not to allow Russian and Belarusian professionals due to Russia’s aggressive war on Ukraine. As a result, the ATP and Women’s Tennis Association decided not to award any world ranking points in the tournament. Thus, the men’s world number one, Daniil Medvedev, will not start at Wimbledon. The second-place finisher is missing with Alexander Zverev due to injury. For the women, on the other hand, Serena Williams is making an eagerly awaited comeback at the age of 40.
When and where will Wimbledon 2022 be held?
The tournament begins June 27 at 12 noon on the outdoor courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. From 2 pm, the first games will be held at “No. 1 Court” and from 2:30 pm Central Court instead of. Women and men singles start.
In addition to the women’s and men’s singles, three doubles events (women’s doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles) will be held on the grass courts. In addition, athletes who are still minors compete against each other, and there is a wheelchair tournament. Two weeks later, on Sunday 10 July, the prestigious event ends.
What is the Wimbledon Prize 2022?
The world ranking points are not available this time, but the prize money is higher than ever. 40.35 million pounds (equivalent to about 46 million euros) will be distributed to professionals. Last year it was only 40.8 million euros. For the individual title, the winner will receive two million pounds (approximately 2.3 million euros). At the award ceremony, the Challenge Cup (Men’s Singles Cup) or Rosette’s (Women’s Singles Cup) will be served.
Who is the favourite?
World number one Daniil Medvedev has been excluded from this year’s tournament because Russian Alexander Zverev is second in the world before Wimbledon, but he is also absent after being injured at the French Open. Novak Djokovic is the favorite of the tournament, even if he was beaten by clay court king Rafael Nadal at the French Open. After hiccuping over his eventual refusal to enter the Australian Open, the Serbian, who has not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus, must fear he will also be left out of London. However, since Corona restrictions have been greatly reduced for the time being, Djokovic is allowed to serve. Nadal’s persistent foot problems have always put a question mark over his participation in Wimbledon. But recently, the Spaniard indicated that he will open in south London in 2022. In addition to the exceptional players, the next generation with players such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Holger Ron, Casper Ruud, Carlos Alcaraz or last year’s finalist Matteo Berrettini will also make claims also.
For women, there is no way to beat Iga Swiatek. The Pole, who recently won the French Open with ease, is the favorite to win. Also because last year’s winner Ashleigh Barty ended her career in the meantime. This also contributes to the fact that expectations in the field of women are difficult. In addition to Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka can have hopes. A volume from the past can no longer be assigned to the narrower circle of favorites, but Serena Williams will definitely be the audience’s attention. The 40-year-old surprisingly starts at Wimbledon with a wildcard and is chasing the record-breaking Margaret Court of Australia, who managed 24 big wins. With 23 Grand Slam victories, Williams is just one title away. What do you expect of her in terms of sports after she didn’t show up on the tennis court after retiring last year.
Who are the German hopes?
German tennis players’ ambitions for Wimbledon have been severely dented by Alexander Zverev’s cancellation. Hamburger tore several ligaments at the French Open and will not recover in time. Of course Oscar Otti, Daniel Altmaier, Peter Gojowczyk and Jan-Lennard Struve hope to deliver one positive surprise or another, but they are not playing for the title.
As the highest ranked German player, Angelique Kerber will be participating again this year. The 34-year-old has fond memories of Wimbledon. In 2018 she won the tournament, and in 2021 she only failed in the semi-finals at eventual winner Ashleigh Barty. Andrea Petkovic and Julie Niemeyer are also hoping for positive surprises from a German perspective.
This favorite is missing:
Above all, of course, are Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, who are number one and two in the world. Even Roger Federer probably won’t be fit in time to be able to start. Dominic Thiem will also not be participating in the Lawn England Championship this year. While Serena Williams is surprisingly starting out with women, Sister Venus won’t be around this year.
German participants at a glance:
- Oscar Otti
- Daniel Altmaier
- Peter Gojowczyk
- Jean-Lennard Struff
- Angelique Kerber
- Andrea Petkovic
- Julie Nimay
First round matches with German participation:
Pairing has not yet been determined.
Pairing has not yet been determined.
Wimbledon 2022 on TV and online live
This year’s third Grand Slam tournament will be broadcast exclusively on the pay-TV channel Sky. All major matches and all games with German participation will be broadcast on five channels. From the quarter-finals, the full singles matches should then be shown. In addition, Sky customers can also follow all online tennis tournament submissions on Sky Go live.
What else you should know about Wimbledon 2022
The individual competition fields consist of 128 players each, with eight wildcards dealt (and 16 cards still in play in the playoffs). It is well known that there is a strict dress code at Wimbledon. 90% of players’ clothes should be white. If this is not adhered to, there is a fine, as Canadian tennis beauty Jenny Bouchard had to experience it firsthand.
Sunday for the first few weeks has traditionally been used as a day of rest, but this is different for the first time this year. Traditionally, the “day of rest” was used to care for the lawn. However, new technologies enable the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet club to guarantee the lawn even without a day off, so that the game can be played for the first time this year.
Besides the Davis Cup, Wimbledon is the only tournament in which three winning groups are played in the men’s doubles competition, just as in the singles competition. Since last year, a tie up to seven has been played in the men’s singles in the decisive fifth set when the score was 12:12. This is to prevent marathon matches. In 2018, for example, the second semi-final in the men’s competition lasted for two days. In the end, Kevin Anderson won in 26:24 against John Isner after six hours and 31 minutes.