Wimbledon order of play: Today’s matches, full schedule and how to watch on TV

Emma Raducanu wearing a football shirt
Emma Raducanu, who has been practising in an England football shirt, is on court today - PA/John Walton

Andy Murray’s dream of one last competitive appearance at Wimbledon remains alive, but only just.

Murray, who withdrew from a match at Queen’s earlier this month and has since undergone surgery on a spinal cyst, practised at Wimbledon on Saturday as he tries to prove his fitness. His participation in tomorrow’s first-round singles match against Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic is still to be confirmed. If he does not play in the singles draw, he is likely to enter the doubles alongside his brother Jamie.

Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, has declared himself confident of being able “to compete at the highest level” following surgery on his knee this month. The Serbian will play Vít Kopřiva, a Czech, in the opening round.

Rafael Nadal will miss the Championships as he sets his sights on the Olympics.

All the wild cards for the men’s draw went to British players.

In the women’s draw, Emma Raducanu was given a wild card to enter this year’s tournament. She will face the 22nd seed, Ekaterina Alexandrova in today’s second match on Centre Court.

Iga Swiatek is the No 1 seed for the women’s title, despite never having been beyond the quarter-finals at SW19. Jannik Sinner is the top-seeded man.

When does Wimbledon start?

The 2024 Championships start today, Monday, July 1. The last match – the men’s final – is on Sunday, July 14.

Day one order of play

(All times BST)

Centre Court

1.30pm: (3) Carlos Alcaraz (Spa) v Mark Lajal (Est), (22) Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) v Emma Raducanu (Gbr), Caroline Dolehide (USA) v (2) Cori Gauff (USA)

Court 1

1pm: Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) v (5) Daniil Medvedev (Rus), Emina Bektas (USA) v (3) Aryna Sabalenka (Blr), (1) Jannik Sinner (Ita) v Yannick Hanfmann (Ger)

Court 2

11am: (10) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) v Dusan Lajovic (Ser), Stan Wawrinka (Swi) v Charles Broom (Gbr), Naomi Osaka (Jpn) v Diane Parry (Fra), (16) Victoria Azarenka (Blr) v Sloane Stephens (USA)

Court 3

11am: Alex Bolt (Aus) v (8) Casper Ruud (Nor), (7) Jasmine Paolini (Ita) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (Spa), Martina Trevisan (Ita) v (12) Madison Keys (USA), (12) Tommy Paul (USA) v Pedro Martinez (Spa)

Court 4

11am: (28) Dayana Yastremska (Ukr) v Nadia Podoroska (Arg), (18) Marta Kostyuk (Ukr) v Rebecca Sramkova (Svk), Zizou Bergs (Bel) v Arthur Cazaux (Fra), Sara Errani (Ita) v (26) Linda Noskova (Cze)

Court 5

11am: Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) v Varvara Gracheva (Fra), (32) Zhizhen Zhang (Chn) v Maxime Janvier (Fra), Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) v Yafan Wang (Chn), (31) Mariano Navone (Arg) v Lorenzo Sonego (Ita)

Court 6

11am: Christian Garin (Chi) v Juncheng Shang (Chn), Alexandre Muller (Fra) v Hugo Gaston (Fra), Donna Vekic (Cro) v Xiyu Wang (Chn)

Court 7

11am: Borna Coric (Cro) v Felipe Meligeni (Bra), Arantxa Rus (Ned) v Yue Yuan (Chn), Aleksandar Vukic (Aus) v Sebastian Ofner (Aut)

Court 8

11am: Jan-Lennard Struff (Ger) v Fabian Marozsan (Hun), Nao Hibino (Jpn) v Elise Mertens (Bel), Eva Lys (Ger) v Clara Burel (Fra), Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) v Maximilian Marterer (Ger)

Court 9

11am: Irina-Camelia Begu (Rom) v Lin Zhu (Chn), Lloyd Harris (Rsa) v Alex Michelsen (USA), Otto Virtanen (Fin) v Max Purcell (Aus)

Court 10

11am: Pavel Kotov (Rus) v Jordan Thompson (Aus), Daria Saville (Aus) v Peyton Stearns (USA), Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) v Yuliia Starodubtseva (Ukr), Sumit Nagal (Ind) v Miomir Kecmanovic (Ser)

Court 12

11am: McCartney Kessler (USA) v (9) Maria Sakkari (Gre), Matteo Berrettini (Ita) v Marton Fucsovics (Hun), Botic Van de Zandschulp (Ned) v Liam Broady (Gbr), Brenda Fruhvirtova (Cze) v (24) Mirra Andreeva (Rus)

Court 14

11am: (19) Nicolas Jarry (Chi) v Denis Shapovalov (Can), (14) Daria Kasatkina (Rus) v Shuai Zhang (Chn), Karolina Pliskova (Cze) v Diana Shnaider (Rus), Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) v (27) Tallon Griekspoor (Ned)

Court 15

11am: Matteo Arnaldi (Ita) v (29) Frances Tiafoe (USA), Alexander Shevchenko (Kaz) v (16) Ugo Humbert (Fra), (29) Sorana Cirstea (Rom) v Sonay Kartal (Gbr), Bianca Andreescu (Can) v Jaqueline Cristian (Rom)

Court 16

11am: Dominik Koepfer (Ger) v Fabio Fognini (Ita), Daniel Altmaier (Ger) v Arthur Fery (Gbr), Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) v Yuriko Miyazaki (Gbr), Qiang Wang (Chn) v (29) Emma Navarro (USA)

Court 17

11am: Taylor Townsend (USA) v (25) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus), (18) Sebastian Baez (Arg) v Brandon Nakashima (USA), Jakub Mensik (Cze) v (23) Alexander Bublik (Kaz), Paula Badosa Gibert (Spa) v Karolina Muchova (Cze)

Court 18

11am: Greet Minnen (Bel) v Heather Watson (Gbr), Gael Monfils (Fra) v (22) Adrian Mannarino (Fra), (8) Qinwen Zheng (Chn) v Lulu Sun (Nzl), Mattia Bellucci (Ita) v (14) Ben Shelton (USA)

When do the Wimbledon finals take place?

The women’s final will be played on Saturday, July 13, followed by the men’s final on Sunday, July 14.

Wimbledon 2024: Men’s singles draw

Wimbledon 2024: Women’s singles draw

Where is Wimbledon held?

The tournament takes place, as ever, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on Church Road, Wimbledon. The competition has been held on this site since 1922, when the championships were moved from their previous location on Worple Road.

How to buy Wimbledon tickets

The public Wimbledon ballot is closed, meaning that most tickets for the show courts are unavailable. However, one of the traditions of Wimbledon is ‘The Queue’. Every day fans can queue for a ticket to one of the show courts or for a grounds pass, depending on what is available by the time they reach the front of the queue.

Each day 500 tickets for Centre Court (excluding last four days), No 1 court, and No 2 court are sold. A grounds pass entitles fans to access to all courts apart from the show courts.

Resale tickets for Centre Court, No 1 Court and No 2 Court are available from 3pm each day, from the Ticket Resale kiosk north of Court 18.

For more ticket information, click here.

How to watch Wimbledon on TV and streaming in the UK

The BBC is broadcasting the event on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer. Clare Balding leads the presenting team again after replacing Sue Barker last year and is likely to be joined by former Wimbledon champions, including John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Pat Cash.

Ash Barty, champion in 2021, and 2022 finalist Nick Kyrgios are part of the punditry team although the latter’s hiring has been criticised. Caroline Nokes, the women and equalities committee chair, said the corporation should “hang its head in shame” for agreeing terms after he admitted assaulting an ex-girlfriend in 2023.

By UK law, Wimbledon is a ‘Category B’ television event, meaning that although the men’s and women’s finals must always remain free-to-air there is no guarantee that the rest of the tournament will not one day be shown on pay-TV.

How to watch Wimbledon on TV in the US

ESPN has the rights to show 140-plus hours of coverage from Wimbledon in the US. In 2021, ESPN signed a 12-year agreement to broadcast the event. Coverage begins each day at 6am Eastern Time.

What is the Wimbledon prize money?

In 2024, total prize money is £50 million, up 11.9 per cent from last year. The men’s and women’s singles champions will take home £2.7 million each. First-round losers in the singles will receive £60,000.

In 2023, the total prize pool was £44.7 million with the men’s and women’s singles champions taking home £2.35 million and the runners-up £1.175 million.

Wimbledon court and stadium guide

Wimbledon has five show courts: Centre Court, No 1 Court, No 2 Court, No 3 Court, Court 12 and Court 18. Centre is the largest court at the All England Club and features the famous Royal Box. The court capacity on Centre is 14,974 while Court 1 can hold 12,345.

There are 12 other grass courts in use throughout the tournament. Court 8 was where an 18-year-old John McEnroe made his SW19 bow against Egypt’s Ismail El Shafei in 1977.

In 1995, on court 14, Tim Henman became the first player to be disqualified from Wimbledon when playing in a doubles match with Jeremy Bates against America’s Jeff Tarango and Sweden’s Henrik Holm when he whacked a ball in anger, accidentally hitting 16-year-old ball girl Caroline Hall in the head.

British players at Wimbledon

In the men’s singles, Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper all earned the right to play this year’s tournament. Wildcards were given to Liam Broady, Henry Searle, Billy Harris, Jan Choinski, Jacob Fearnley, Arthur Fery and Paul Jubb.

In the women’s draw, Katie Boulter and Harriet Dart were guaranteed their places. Wildcards have been given to Emma Raducanu, Fran Jones, Lily Miyazaki and Heather Watson.

Who are the defending champions?

Last year, Carlos Alcaraz claimed his first Wimbledon title when he defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets.

Marketa Vondrousova claimed her first grand slam title when she overcame Ons Jabeur in straight sets.

Wimbledon 2024: Your ultimate guide
Marketa Vondrousova is the reigning women's champion - Telegraph/Heathcliff O'Malley

Past Wimbledon winners

The Wimbledon trophies

The men play for the gentlemen’s singles trophy which is 18 inches high and has a diameter of 7.5 inches.

The women play for the Venus Rosewater Dish, which is a silver salver with mythological decoration.

The champion at the end of the tournament receives a three-quarter size replica of their respective trophy which bears the names of all past winners.

Wimbledon 2024: Your ultimate guide
The Gentlemen's Singles Trophy and the Venus Rosewater Dish - Getty Images/Thomas Lovelock

Latest odds

To win the men’s title

  • Jannik Sinner 9/5

  • Carlos Alcaraz 12/5

  • Novak Djokovic 7/2

  • Alexander Zverev 16/1

To win the women’s title

  • Aryna Sabalenka 3/1

  • Iga Swiatek 4/1

  • Elena Rybakina 5/1

  • Coco Gauff 13/2