10 questions about Wimbledon 2022: People’s Sunday, Manic Monday, champions

The grass court Grand Slam has some changes planned for its 2022 edition

Wimbledon crowd

When is Wimbledon 2022 due to take place?

Wimbledon 2022 is due to take place from June 27 to July 10, 2022.

Where does Wimbledon take place?

Wimbledon takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Church Road, South-west London. 2022 will be its 100th anniversary at that venue, and its 135th anniversary overall.

Will Wimbledon have a ‘Middle Sunday’ or ‘People’s Sunday’ in 2022?

Excitingly, tournament organizers have now confirmed that there will be a full schedule on the Middle Sunday in 2022. Previously, it has been kept blank and used only in exceptional circumstances, with the second Monday of the tournament packed with all men’s and women’s fourth-round matches, known affectionately as ‘Manic Monday’.

But the organisers said in October 2021 that they would be putting out a full order of play for every day of the 2022 edition, allowing for a broader audience reach, greater accessibility, and a less frantic fourth-round schedule.

Who are the defending Wimbledon champions?

Novak Djokovic is the defending men’s singles champion. He won his 20th Grand Slam at SW19 in 2021, beating Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Ash Barty is the defending women’s singles champion. The Australian beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 in the 2021 final.

Here are the other defending champions for Wimbledon in 2022:

  • Men’s doubles: Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic
  • Women’s doubles: Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens
  • Mixed doubles: Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk
  • Wheelchair men’s singles: Joachim Gerard
  • Wheelchair women’s singles: Diede de Groot
  • Wheelchair quad singles: Dylan Alcott
  • Wheelchair men’s doubles: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid
  • Wheelchair women’s doubles: Yui Kamiji and Kordanne Whiley
  • Wheelchair quad doubles: Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner
  • Boys’ singles: Samir Banerjee
  • Girls’ singles: Ane Mintegi del Olmo
  • Boys’ doubles: Edas Butvilas and Alejandro Manzanera Pertusa
  • Girls’ doubles: Kristina Dmitruk and Diana Shnaider

How can I buy tickets for Wimbledon 2022?

The famous Queue returns for on-the-day sales in 2022. There will be no public ballot this year. Fans who won tickets in the 2020 ballot for the Championships that were ultimately cancelled can transfer their unused tickets to 2022 instead. Any returns will be available for purchase.

What will the capacity for Wimbledon 2022 be?

The current plan is for Wimbledon to be full to capacity. There are currently no restrictions for outdoor public events in England. The venue has 18 championship courts, including the show courts – Centre Court, No 1 Court and No 2 Court.

How was Wimbledon affected by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam to be entirely cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic. It did not take place in 2020.

Who has won at Wimbledon in previous years?

Martina Navratilova has won the most singles titles at SWI 19. She won Wimbledon nine times, including six in a row between 1982 and 1987. Roger Federer has eight men’s singles titles, five of them in a row between 2003 and 2007. Bjorn Borg also won five in succession, between 1976 and 1980.

The last British men’s singles champion at the All England Club was Andy Murray, who won the title in 2013, beating Novak Djokovic and most recently in 2016, beating Milos Raonic. The last British women’s singles champion was Virginia Wade, who beat Betty Stove in the 1977 final.

Emma Raducanu will be one of the favourites in 2022 having shot to global attention at Wimbledon in 2021 when she reached the fourth round without dropping a set but had to retire against Ajla Tomljanovic and then winning the 2021 US Open as a qualifier.

How much prize money is there to be won at Wimbledon in 2022?

The total prize money for Wimbledon in 2022 has not yet been announced.

In 2021, the prize money was as follows:

  • Men’s singles: £1,700,000
  • Men’s doubles (for the pair): £480,000
  • Women’s singles: £1,700,000
  • Women’s doubles (for the pair): £480,000
  • Mixed doubles (for the pair): £100,000
  • Total: £35,016,000

Which TV channels will show Wimbledon 2022?

The BBC has the rights to show Wimbledon in the United Kingdom, as do Eurosport UK. In Australia, the tournament is broadcast by Channel Nine. Across Europe, it is broadcast on Eurosport or beIN Sport. In the USA, it is broadcast on ESPN and the Tennis Channel. You can see the whole list of broadcasters from 2021 on the Wimbledon website.

Who is the Wimbledon tournament director?

Sally Bolton is the newly appointed chief executive officer of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the club that hosts the Championships.

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