Wimbledon 2014 is live on Tuesday and Wednesday from the All England Club on ESPN and WatchESPN as names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams play in the first round and coverage begins at 7 am ET and runs throughout the day and later in the week Round 2 will continue from the tennis major tournament on the ATP and WTA Tour.
Andy Murray opened up things for his title defense with a win, while Nadal is looking to win back to back majors after taking the French Open. Roger Federer has been bounced out at these majors early for a while now and he is looking to get back in the mix when things pick up this week at Wimbledon, as he is historically strong at this tournament and on grass. Murray opened up the tournament with a win to start off his title defense at the major and he was the first Brit since Fred Perry to win and now he is looking to at least defend his title if not keep it.
Murray won the tournament for Britain for the first time in 77 years and now names like Federer, Nadal and Djokovic will be looking to make an impact at the tournament. Djokovic is the top seed despite Nadal winning the French Open and being the top ranked player in the world and that makes tons of sense and the organizers put the draw together hoping to get the best TV matchups at the expense of the tennis, as they are hoping to get Federer against Nadal and Djokovic against Murray and that would be in the semifinals and would be a rematch after the final last year.
Djokovic had an easy match and won 11 straight games and took the match 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 and he is looking strong after losing to Nadal in the French Open final. Djokovic was a bit physically off in that match and now he will be looking to move along into the deep part of the bracket. Murray opened with a win against David Goffin in straight sets and he is looking to get things going while having an up and down year since winning that title. Amelie Mauresmo is coaching Murray at this tournament and his early results were good and now he is looking to stay on top of his game as he comes through Wimbledon.
Serena Williams is coming in looking to bounce back from her loss at the French Open, while Maria Sharapova is coming back after winning in Roland Garros and she will have some momentum behind her. Williams has dominated Sharapova in their careers and she has won only twice against Serena and one of those was back at the All England Club in the early 2000s and now she may have to do it again.