Wimbledon Championships 2022: How can I watch it on TV? How to watch Cameron Norrie and Harriet Dart

 Wimbledon is underway today

All eyes will be on Centre Court today, as two of the tournament favourites, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray take to the famed court to kick off their respective Wimbledon campaigns.

Since 2018, nobody has got the better of the Serb, who has won three consecutive Wimbledon titles, from 2018 to 2021, with the 2020 tournament cancelled.

With the tournament now underway, here is how you can watch all of the drama expected to unfold at Wimbledon this year.

When is Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon 2022 starts today, on Monday, 27 June.

The ladies’ final will be on 9 July and the men’s final will signal the end of the championships for another year on Sunday, 10 July 2022.

How can I watch it on TV?

Watching Wimbledon is straightforward for everyone to watch, as it is broadcast on the free-to-air channel that is BBC.

And, with some timings being quite difficult to watch, such as Andy Murray’s 4:45pm start time today due to work, school and any other commitments, you can catch up on all of the day’s action on the BBC iPlayer, which is accessible through your phone, laptop, tablet and is even accessible via console.

Who is the favourite to win this year?

People will naturally look towards Djokovic, who seems to always save his best tennis for Wimbledon, as has won every year since 2018, with Roger Federer the last winner before Djokovic stormed to three consecutive wins.

But do not count out Rafael Nadal. The player is in the twilight of his career, but is still playing some magnificent tennis.

He showed why he was the ‘King of Clay’ as he won the French Open shortly before Wimbledon, and will naturally be confident because of that.

Andy Murray is also up there, too. Question marks still remain about his fitness but if he’s fully fit, there’s no reason why he can’t win his third Wimbledon title.

All of these players mentioned will have been given a huge boost too, as world number one, Russian star Daniil Medvedev has been banned from Wimbledon this year in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

For the women, all eyes are truly on Emma Raducanu. The teenager has had a meteoric rise to fame, but has seemingly managed to be grounded.

She won her first Grand Slam title this year, becoming the first British woman to do so since Virginia Wade in 1977.

If she can cope with the pressure put on her, she will definitely reach at least the latter stages.

Why can’t Daniil Medvedev play this year?

In light of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, which occurred at the end of February 2022, The All England Club made the decision to ban all Russian and Belarus players from competing in this year’s tournament.

The announcement was made in April.

This follows a trend of Russian natives being excluded from tournaments or international events.

In football, Russian football clubs and national teams have been suspended from all competitions by Fifa and Uefa, and Russia did not get to play their World Cup play-off games.

Basketball and Hockey also followed suit.