WIMBLEDON 2022: Djokovic defends title; Swiatek seeded No. 1

A worker passes Centre Court as preparationas take place ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships start on Monday, June 27, and runs for two weeks. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A worker passes Centre Courtroom as preparationas just take location ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships begin on Monday, June 27, and operates for two months. (AP Photograph/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


A glance at Wimbledon, the 3rd Grand Slam tennis match of 2022:


Grass courts

Web site

The All England Club


Enjoy begins Monday at what will now be a scheduled 14-working day event for the initially time, mainly because there will be play on the middle Sunday, historically a working day of rest. There are no night time periods, as opposed to at the other three Grand Slam tournaments. The women’s singles ultimate is Saturday, July 9 the men’s singles ultimate is Sunday, July 10.


Iga Swiatek is seeded No. 1 in the women’s attract Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 in the men’s draw. The seedings observe the WTA and ATP rankings. That is why Serena Williams, who has received seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles championships at Wimbledon, is not seeded — her rating is outside the house the major 1,200 because she has not performed a singles match due to the fact a year ago at the All England Club. Djokovic is rated No. 3, and Rafael Nadal is rated No. 4, but they moved up to 1-2 in the seedings for the reason that the best two men in the rankings, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, are not in the field. Medevev is Russian and all players from that country and Belarus have been barred from collaborating by the All England Club around the war in Ukraine Zverev tore ligaments in his right ankle at the French Open up.

Ranking Details

There will be no ranking factors awarded for players at Wimbledon this 12 months. The two specialist tennis excursions made the unprecedented conclusion to fall details from the event in reaction to the All England Club’s determination to bar gamers from Russia and Belarus.


Ash Barty, Australia

2021 MEN’S SINGLES Champion

Novak Djokovic, Serbia

Previous Year

Barty claimed the first 14 factors of the women’s singles ultimate and then held off Karolina Pliskova’s comeback to win 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 for her second Grand Slam title. It was the initial Wimbledon women’s title match to go three sets since 2012. Barty turned the initially Australian female to acquire Wimbledon considering the fact that Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980. Barty would go on to receive her third big championship at the Australian Open up this January, in advance of abruptly announcing her retirement at age 25 in March. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 for a 3rd consecutive men’s singles trophy at Wimbledon, sixth over-all, and what, at the time, was a file-tying 20th Grand Slam title, pulling even with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men’s vocation mark. (Nadal has because included two to his total.)

Critical Studies

35 — Swiatek’s existing successful streak, which encompasses six tournament titles in a row and is tied for the longest by a female this century.

22 — Nadal’s job complete of Grand Slam titles after his victories at this year’s Australian Open up and French Open up, a file for a guy and two forward of Roger Federer, who is still sidelined following a series of knee functions, and Djokovic.

33 — Complete variety of American players in the women’s (18) and men’s (15) singles draws, extra than any other country. There are 13 seeds from the U.S.: 7 gals (most at Wimbledon due to the fact 2004) and 6 males (most because Grand Slam seedings were expanded to 32 in 2001).

PRIZE Revenue

Overall: A history full of 40.3 million pounds (about $50 million) in player payment involves 38.9 million lbs ($48.8 million) in prize funds. The women’s and men’s singles champions will every single generate 2 million kilos ($2.5 million), which is 14.9% a lot less than in 2019, the previous pre-pandemic version of the match.


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