Wimbledon 2014 is live Wednesday for the quarterfinals and Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andry Murray and Milos Raonic are in action on the men's side on ESPN and WatchESPN live from England as the coverage continues after Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were eliminated.
The coverage continues after Monday live at the All England Club and early round action from the first round begins at 7 am ET on ESPN and the WatchESPN website with a live stream and coverage also comes from ESPNEWS during the week with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova in action.
Wimbledon begins on June 23 and lasts for two weeks in England and the finals will be on July 5 and July 6 with the men's and women's championship matches and those will be on ESPN. The network has coverage for the entire tournament with over 1,000 hours of coverage between online and TV and that is on top of the coverage from the Tennis Channel. Early round action on ESPN begins with coverage at 7 am ET and continues through the morning and Murray will come in looking to defend his title
Andy Murray won Wimbledon last year on the men's side and that was the first win for a British player in years and he defeated Novak Djokovic to do it and now he will get the chance to play him again. Rafael Nadal comes in after winning the French Open title at Roland Garros and Serena Williams is looking to bounce back after she flamed out early at the last major. Maria Sharapova won the championship over Simona Halep in Paris and she will have some momentum coming in, while the draw has Wimbledon touches all over it, with Nadal and Federer getting bumped.
Nadal won the French and is the number one ranked player in the world, but he was made number two seed at the tournament behind Novak Djokovic for no real reason apart from the organizers trying to get better matchups. Murray and Djokovic now can face off in the draw and so can Nadal and Roger Federer and the matchup with Dojo would be a rematch of the finals last year. Murray comes into the tournament after snapping the streak for British players and he will have pressure on him to repeat and he can face off against David Ferrer in the quarterfinals after a few favorable matchups.
Murray will open against David Goffin from Belgium, while Williams and Sharapova have the potential to matchup against each other in the quarters. Nadal has won Wimbledon two times in his career and he is coming into the matchup after winning the French Open five times in a row and that is one reason why he has not performed great there the past couple years. Last season Nadal lost early after a grueling French Open run and he could deal with that again with his tough matchups, as he will play against Martin Klizan to open his tournament and then against Lukas Rosol in a potential rematch of the battle he lost a couple years ago. The run to the quarters continues to be tough for Nadal, as he has a possible matchup with Ivo Karlovic in the third round and Milos Raonic of Canada in the quarters and he is ranked eighth.