The stage for the biggest Grand Slam of the year has been set with the ‘big four’ of men’s tennis world head the rankings for Wimbledon. Andy Murray, the defending champion takes the top seed, Novak Djokovic follows as the second seed, and Roger Federer takes the third, while Rafael Nadal holds the fourth seed.
The All Important tournament of the year starts on Monday 3rd July where fans will be heading towards All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to watch their favorite players battle it out. But many fans would be wondering how to watch Wimbledon 2017 online to see who wins the Wimbledon title.
Watch Wimbledon Live on BBC iPlayer
The official broadcaster for the event is BBC and you can live stream all the matches on BBC iPlayer. Now if you are living in the UK, you can access BBC iPlayer and watch Wimbledon online for free. However, this is not the case if you are located outside UK. Due to geo-restrictions, anyone trying to stream online on BBC iPlayer from any other location will be shown the following error message:
To overcome this problem, you should use a VPN. A VPN allows you to change your virtual location and access BBC iPlayer from any corner on earth. Here are some VPN providers that you can choose from; each offering multiple servers in UK.
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Use Broadcasting Channels to Watch Wimbledon Online
Now if you are an expat and want to catch all the action from Wimbledon in your native language, then don’t worry, we have got you covered. There are numerous broadcasting channels that will televise different matches from Wimbledon. Using these channels, you can live stream Wimbledon online outside UK. Do note that majority of these channels are geo-blocked and you’ll require a VPN to unblock these networks.
|Africa||Canal Plus Afrique|
|China||Shanghai Media Group, CCTV5, and Le Sports|
|Russia & Ukraine||Eurosport|
|US||The Tennis Channel|
If your country is not listed above then don’t worry, here is the complete list of channels issued by Wimbledon. And, you can unblock all these channels using the VPN providers mentioned in the table above.
How to Watch Wimbledon Online For Free
When you will be looking for ways to watch Wimbledon live online, you will also come across numerous free streaming services and websites. However, do note that not all of these free services offer HD quality streaming and some can be really dangerous to your privacy.
They can also bombard your screen numerous advertisements and can infect your system with malware. For instance, some unsecure free streaming service may require you to download certain software to stream online; this is one of the methods how malware are deposited onto your device and your privacy is breached.
Similarly, various services that allow you to watch Wimbledon online for free are geo-blocked as well. You can access them from anywhere in the world using a VPN service. However, we would recommend that you use BBC iPlayer or the list of channels provided above to watch Wimbledon online.
Who will be Crowned the New Wimbledon Champion?
Andy Murray will enter Wimbledon as the defending champion, the World’s top seed, and the one who has the home advantage. If you ask us, we would tell you it is wise to put your money on such a player, but you’d only be doing this if you’re unaware of other facts. Such as, Andy Murray has yet to win any major tournament or ATP 1000 this year, which will dent his confidence when entering in the All Important Tournament.
On the other hand, we have seven-time winner ‘Roger Federer’, the King of the Grass Court who has won the first Grand Slam of the year right after his 6-month break from a back injury. Don’t forget, he has also won two straight ATP 1000 Masters where he defeated Rafael Nadal on two occasions. However, Federer hasn’t played any clay tournaments where he claimed to have been preparing for the grass tournament if he had to prolong his career. He also recently won Halle (Germany) title also on grass which justifies his claims.
As another potential candidate, we have Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay who recently claimed his record-breaking 10th French Open title this running year. His only barrier that stood tall against him has been Roger Federer who defeated Nadal on last three meetings.
Finally, we have Novak Djokovic, the tree-time Wimbledon champion. Since the last quarter of 2016, Djokovic does not seem to be at his full potential where he hasn’t made a strong impact on his opponents. Djokovic might be seeking some answers as we are not quite sure if his 4-year reign is over.
We believe Wimbledon 2017 will be all about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as these are the only two in-form top seeded players who have won major tournaments. So brace yourselves for a Federer-Nadal clash in the final of Wimbledon as we put our money on the best showdown in the history of tennis to revive old rivalry. Federer to win by the way!