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Watch 2018 Wimbledon tournament live!

Category: Tennis

History of Wimbledon

The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is generally considered as the most respected one. It has been played in the same place, All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877. It belongs to the big four of Grand Slam tournaments accompanied by Australian Open, French Open and the US Open. Wimbledon remains the only one which is still played on grass.

Every year, the tournament is played more or less at the same time of the year and it takes two weeks around late June and early July finishing with Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Finals during the last two days. Wimbledon stands out of the other tournaments with the lack of sponsor advertising around the courts, a very strict dress code for the players and Royal patronage over the event. Eighteen grass courts are a home for numerous sub-tournaments including men’s and women’s doubles and singles, junior events and invitational events. The Wimbledon Final matches are obliged to be broadcast on national terrestrial BBC television by government mandate.

Why is it worth watching?

Wimbledon is the showpiece event of the tennis calendar and one of the most watched sports events with almost half a million attendees and 13 million home viewers. Over 80 broadcast organizations, 40 other international networks, 2500 broadcasters and nearly 100 cameras on site are there to make sure that everyone interested in tennis or simply those who like to watch their favorite players can follow the matches. Even if you are not too much into tennis such names as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Serena Williams or Petra Kvitova can draw viewers to the screens.

Wimbledon live coverage

The Wimbledon Championships, as every year, will be broadcast by many radio and television stations. The tournament has been broadcasted by BBC since 1937. Apart from the official UK broadcasting channel (which also provides live coverage of the qualifying matches), many channels across the world will be covering the championships either live or as taped broadcasts. Thanks to streaming services, watching the tournament live, no matter where you are and what device you are using is no longer a problem. Large sports networks like ESPN, Fox Sports, Eurosport or The Tennis Channel support live streaming of the matches.

How to stream matches from around the world?

There are several ways to stream the Wimbledon Championships live. If you are lucky enough to be located in the area where a licensed broadcaster with the streaming rights provides coverage of the event – good for you. However, many of us happen to be living in the area where geo-location of some streaming services effectively prevents you from watching the matches. You may also encounter the same problem if you travel abroad (either on holiday or on business). Geo-restrictions will make it impossible for you to watch the matches even if normally have full access to the service in your country.

The solution

All the problems can be addressed with one simple solution - Smart DNS Proxy which supports more than 300 channels worldwide. They obviously include those dedicated to sports events. If you want to watch Wimbledon tournament live, all you need to do is:

  • Sign up to us (if you haven’t done it already)
  • Activate your IP with our services
  • Choose which channel you want to watch Wimbledon on (plenty of them are free and do not require any subscription)
  • Choose the server which is closest to your physical location
  • Fire up the channel of your choice
  • Watch your favorite matches live!

The same may be obtained with the help of VPN which is available for all our subscribers. Simply connect to a VPN server which is situated in the country which the Wimbledon broadcast originates from and you are ready to stream the Championships live. Both solutions support numerous devices and can be used practically everywhere in the world.

Below, you will find some of the networks that cover the event.

Watch it on Wimbledon official website

Watch it on BBC

Watch it on Fox Sports

Watch it on Eurosport

Watch it on ESPN

Useful bits and pieces

Popular Wimbledon 2018 streaming channels:

  • BBC iPlayer (UK, Free)
  • Fox Sports (Australia)
  • Hotstar (India)
  • ESPN (USA)
  • Tennis Channel (USA)
  • Sky Deutschland (Germany)
  • Sky Italia (Italy)
  • SRF (Switzerland)

The most popular devices supported by Smart DNS Proxy:

  • PC
  • Mac
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Xbox
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV
  • Android
  • Roku
  • Now TV
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple TV 4
  • Chromecast

Top players:

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andy Murray
  • Roger Federer
  • Serena Williams
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Simona Halep
  • Carla Suarez Navarro

For certain, this year’s edition of Wimbledon Championships will provide you with lots of excitement. Don’t miss any of it and watch the matches live with Smart DNS Proxy!

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