2013 Wimbledon TV Schedule on ESPN and ESPN2

The schedule for the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament on ESPN and ESPN2. Click here to jump to the schedule.

For the second straight year, every single match will air on the ESPN family of networks, with ESPN carrying both singles finals live. There are, however, a few small changes in the 2013 schedule.

Unlike last year, ESPN — not ESPN2 — will air coverage on the first two days of the tournament (June 24 and 25). Last year, ESPN did not air any Wimbledon coverage until the first Friday of the tournament. ESPN has also added an extra hour of coverage on both Saturdays of the tournament, while ESPN2 will air two fewer hours on Thursday, June 27 (ending at 3:00 PM ET instead of 5:00 PM) to accommodate the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament.

For those without cable television, ABC will air encore Wimbledon coverage on June 30, July 6 and July 7 (3:00-6:00 PM ET each day). The July 6 and July 7 telecasts will be encore presentations of the singles finals.

This is the second year of ESPN’s 12-year television contract with the All-England Club. The ESPN family of networks has exclusive rights to Wimbledon through 2023, also holds exclusive rights to the Australian Open (some coverage is sub-licensed to Tennis Channel), and beginning in 2015 will hold exclusive rights to the U.S. Open.

2013 Wimbledon TV Schedule on ESPN, ESPN2

Subject to change
All times Eastern
Time (ET) Round Net
Monday, June 24
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Early round coverage ESPN
Tuesday, June 25
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Early round coverage ESPN
Wednesday, June 26
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Early round coverage ESPN2
Thursday, June 27
7:00 AM-3:00 PM Early round coverage ESPN2
Friday, June 28
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Early round coverage ESPN
Saturday, June 29
7:00-8:00 AM "Breakfast at Wimbledon" ESPN
8:00 AM-4:00 PM Early round coverage ESPN
Sunday, June 30
3:00-6:00 PM Highlights of Week 1 ABC
Monday, July 1
7:00 AM-5:00 PM Round of 16 (Court 1 and outer courts) ESPN2
8:00 AM-3:00 PM Round of 16 (Centre Court) ESPN
Tuesday, July 2
7:00 AM-4:00 PM Women’s Quarterfinals (Centre Court) ESPN2
8:00 AM-1:00 PM Women’s Quarterfinals (Court 1) ESPN
Wednesday, July 3
7:00 AM-4:00 PM Men’s Quarterfinals (Court 1) ESPN2
8:00 AM-3:00 PM Men’s Quarterfinals (Centre Court) ESPN
Thursday, July 4
7:00-8:00 AM "Breakfast at Wimbledon" ESPN
8:00 AM-1:00 PM Women’s Semifinals ESPN
Friday, July 5
7:00-8:00 AM "Breakfast at Wimbledon" ESPN
8:00 AM-2:00 PM Men’s Semifinals ESPN
Saturday, July 6
8:00-9:00 AM "Breakfast at Wimbledon" ESPN
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Women’s Final ESPN
3:00-6:00 PM Women’s Final (encore) ABC
Sunday, July 7
8:00-9:00 AM "Breakfast at Wimbledon" ESPN
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Men’s Final ESPN
3:00-6:00 PM Men’s Final (encore) ABC

  • Bonnie

    Times listed are Eastern time zone? Geez, I missed the first hour. You should specify.

  • Elaine Lanni

    Thanks Time Warner for charging me $8.99 for a huge sports pkg when I only want tennis.

  • Susan Wilmot

    ESPN…For those who cannot view your small daytime broadcast hours, where are the evening presentations that you and the Tennis channel provided last year and for the 2013 Australian and French Open? Does this mean we can forget about watching good tennis on TV starting with your “exclusive rights” to three of the four slams, a takeover of all tennis broadcasting? Shame on you.

    • Nuschler

      You can “google” or “Bing” it and find “Wimbledon Primetime” on the Tennis channel.

    • We Want More Tennis

      If the ratings aren’t there, they aren’t going to briadcast it. But if they don’t broadcast it, the ratings won’t be there. How do break this cycle?

  • Brad Lord

    I agree Susan, and it isn’t fair to people with only basic local channels, because we don’t get to watch any tennis at all on TV. However, they do have live and replay coverage on http://www.espn3.com. That’s how I’ve been getting my tennis fix this year.

    • We Want More Tennis

      Its a sad commentary that tennis has been relegated to the Siberia of programming: ESPN3.Oh how the mighty have fallen. What are we gonna do?

  • urmila john

    I do not enjoy watching women’s tennis with all the screaming. I hope USTA will do something about it. .Start now with junior players – penalties?

  • bptr

    Why no time zone????

    • Paulsen

      Apologies, I have now specified that the listed times are for the Eastern Time Zone.

    • Nuschler

      Welcome to “the world revolves around the East Coast and thus the Eastern Time Zone.”
      Since ESPN is in Connecticut it will always use the Eastern Time Zone. I have lived in Hawai’i and Utah. We were NEVER mentioned. It was always 9 pm Eastern Time, 8 pm central and 6 pm on the West Coast. Hello-o-o-o! Where’s mountain time and Hawai’i time or even Alaska time?
      Probably has to do with number of TV viewers.

      • We Want More Tennis

        Seriously?!? Wimbledon is played in Great Britain. They play based on their OWN time zone, not ‘Connecticut’ time. Why do you think the Australian comes on at 3 in the morning?!?

  • Stephen Didovich

    espn do something smart air the mens and womens final live on ABC
    its the least thing you could do for such a prestigious event

  • We Want More Tennis

    We’ve got to face the facts: if tennis were more popular it would be on network television, rather than ESPN2 or 3. ESPN is doing us a favor by showing the matches because there isn’t enough money in broadcasting tennis. Without an audience, you get no sponsors. Without sponsors, there is no broadcast. Each of us needs to be talking about tennis with our friends to generate interest in the sport.

    As a tennis Coach I see this first-hand. With no tennis on TV, radio, or in the newspapers it’s easy to forget. Getting players to play is hard. And even the ones that DO play, don’t watch it. My players have to take my word that there’s professional tennis being played somewhere because they don’t see it, locally. But if tennis were a TEAM sport at the Professional level, with franchises across the country, like the Yankees or Heat, we would find ourselves in a much better situation. And I’m not talking about World Team Tennis, that’s a joke. I’m talking about Pro tennis like the NBA, MLB, or NHL. What’s going in College tennis?

    • james

      What are you talking about? Wimbledon was on NBC for over 40 years until the last two years. It was just that ESPN outbid NBC for the tv rights and decided to not air any live matches on ABC, making it all cable. It’s not like NBC didn’t want to air Wimbledon, ESPN just outbid NBC with money and with the promise to air all matches live.

      • We Want More Tennis

        The ratings for Wimbledon have been in decline since 1980. Check it out. I know there are those of who love watching tennis on TV… just not ENOUGH of us. And if tennis was so wonderful on NBC, why did they let it go? They have just as much money as ESPN. And a larger viewing audience. The answer is ratings. Tennis can’t compete with daytime primetime programming. But if it were an American Team Sport, we’d have specific markets to secure advertising dollars from. It all comes down to money. Sad but true.

      • msmb17

        Sorry, he’s right. Ratings for tennis in the US are way down, partly because there aren’t as many American players at the top of the game right now. If you don’t believe me, listen to John McEnroe who was bemoaning this on the air last week. And team tennis IS something that was spoken of as a way to revive interest in the US.

  • Jay Lee

    Its crazy that cameras are tuned in on broad-castors just sitting in a booth talking about tennis while live action is in progress. Why not reserve the chatter for before, in between and after live play…especially during the major tournaments

  • mgb

    finally someone gets that breakfast at W means 3 or 4 am on the west coast this is NOT market friendly.

  • Jim Shearer

    In one respect, by far the best Women’s final in years – no screaming!!!

  • Pauliauli

    I like the fact that ABC is showing encore matches of the finals for those of us that don’t have recording options on our tv systems, just don’t tell me who won the Men’s final!!

  • Alma Rae

    Well done ESPN, not one live minute shown in New Zealand. Have we finally fallen off the map?