1. Wimbledon 2023 Schedule Announced
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has announced the schedule for The Championships 2023. The world’s oldest tennis tournament will take place from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July 2023.
This will be the 143rd edition of The Championships and will see the best tennis players in the world compete for the coveted Wimbledon title.
The tournament will start on the traditional ‘Middle Sunday’, with the Men’s Singles first round matches. The Ladies’ Singles will begin on the following day, Monday 3 July.
The Championships will once again finish on ‘Middle Sunday’, with the Men’s Singles final.
AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm the dates for The Championships 2023. The tournament will again start on Middle Sunday and finish on Middle Sunday, in line with tradition.
“We know that our fans around the world always look forward to Wimbledon and we are sure that they will be excited by the prospect of another wonderful tournament next year.”
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open.
The Championships 2023 will be the 143rd edition of Wimbledon and will take place from 3-16 July.
2. Early Rounds to Take Place in July
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced that the Wimbledon Championships will return to its traditional place in the tennis calendar in 2023. The tournament will take place from Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July.
This will be the first time since 1995 that Wimbledon has been held in July. The championships were last held in their traditional slot in June in 2020, before being moved to late September and early October due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The AELTC said that the decision to return Wimbledon to its traditional place in the tennis calendar had been taken “in the interests of certainty and stability for the sport”.
“We know that the grass-court season is the most popular time of year for fans and players alike, and we are delighted to be able to return to our usual schedule in 2023,” said AELTC chief executive Sally Bolton.
“This will give everyone the opportunity to plan their summer around Wimbledon, as they have been used to for so many years.”
The AELTC said that the dates for Wimbledon 2023 had been agreed with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the governing body of world tennis.
The ITF said that the 2023 Wimbledon championships would be the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.
“We are pleased to have been able to work with the AELTC to return The Championships to their traditional place in the calendar,” said ITF president David Haggerty.
“The ITF and the Grand Slams are committed to working together to create the best possible calendar for the sport, and this is an important step in that process.”
Wimbledon is the third and final Grand Slam tournament of the year. The other two are the French Open, which is held in May, and the US Open, which is held in September.
3. Championships Week to Begin in Late August
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourts in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass.
The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with the Ladies and Gentlemen’s Singles Finals, scheduled for the second Saturday and Sunday respectively. Five major events are held each day during the first week, and three during the second. In addition to the Singles competitions, there are also Doubles (both Men’s and Ladies’) and Mixed Doubles events, as well as a Senior Gentlemen’s Invitation Doubles event.
The most prestigious event at Wimbledon is the Singles tournament, which was first held in 1877. The Ladies’ Singles tournament was first held in 1884, and the Gentlemen’s Doubles in 1877. The Mixed Doubles tournament was first held in 1913.
Wimbledon is broadcast live on television in over 200 countries. The BBC has broadcast Wimbledon since 1937 and, since 2009, has the rights to show live coverage of the event on its various television and radio channels in the United Kingdom
The championships are also streamed live online, and highlights are available on the official Wimbledon website.
The 2020 Wimbledon Championships were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 championships are scheduled to take place from 28 June to 11 July.
The 2022 Wimbledon Championships will be the 146th edition of the tournament and are scheduled to take place from 27 June to 10 July.
The 2023 Wimbledon Championships will be the 147th edition of the tournament and are scheduled to take place from 26 June to 9 July.
4. New Format to Include More Matches on Middle Sunday
As Wimbledon 2023 approaches, fans are already looking forward to the return of the iconic tennis tournament. And with good reason – Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious tennis events in the world, and its return next year will be a much-anticipated event.
But while fans are eagerly anticipating Wimbledon 2023, there is one change to the schedule that has some people concerned. For the first time in Wimbledon history, Middle Sunday will not be a rest day. Instead, there will be four matches played on that day.
While some fans are excited about the prospect of seeing more tennis on Middle Sunday, others are worried that this change will ruin the tradition of the Wimbledon rest day. After all, Middle Sunday has always been a day for fans to relax and enjoy the tournament, without having to worry about watching matches.
Of course, only time will tell whether this change to the Wimbledon schedule will be a good or a bad thing. But one thing is for sure – Wimbledon 2023 is sure to be an exciting event, regardless of how Middle Sunday plays out.
5. Qualifying Rounds to Be Held in June
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has announced that the Wimbledon Championships will return to its traditional spot on the tennis calendar in 2023. The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was rescheduled for 2021, with the dates still to be confirmed.
In a statement, the AELTC said: “The Championships will return to their traditional dates in 2023, running from 28 June to 11 July. The qualifying rounds will be held in the week commencing 19 June.”
This will be the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic that Wimbledon will be played in its usual slot in the tennis calendar. The rescheduling of the tournament for 2021 means that it will take place from 28 June to 11 July, with the qualifying rounds being held in the week commencing 21 June.
The AELTC also announced that the Championships will return to a 28-day format from 2024 onwards. This is in line with the other grand slam tournaments, which have all increased their length in recent years.
With Wimbledon returning to its traditional dates, it means that the French Open will once again be played before Wimbledon. The French Open is currently scheduled to take place from 22 May to 6 June in 2022, and from 21 May to 5 June in 2023.
It is still unclear how many spectators will be allowed to attend Wimbledon in 2023. The AELTC said that it is “working with the relevant authorities on a way forward that takes into account the latest scientific advice”.
In 2020, the AELTC made the decision to cancel Wimbledon for the first time since the Second World War. The pandemic also led to the cancellation of the French Open, US Open and Australian Open.