How to watch Wimbledon anywhere



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In this guide you’ll learn how you can watch Wimbledon in any country without needing a cable subscription.

The end of June / beginning of July signals the beginning of the Wimbledon Tournament, the third grand slam of the year. For almost two weeks, the Tennis world will be celebrating one of its significant events.

If you live in the UK you can watch all the action free on the BBC. Elsewhere, it’s a different story.

If you live in the rest of the world, keep reading this guide, and I’ll let you know how you can enjoy these two weeks of tennis madness.

When is Wimbledon taking place?

Wimbledon is taking place between July 1st and July 14th.

There are some important dates you’ll want to look out for, but more on that later.

Where can I watch Wimbledon?

The BBC is going to broadcast the whole championship for the UK, and also it will be available on the BBC iPlayer streaming service.

If you live outside the UK, you won’t be able to watch it directly because you’ll be blocked. That is unless you get a VPN service like ExpressVPN.

VPN: Is a privacy app used by millions worldwide that allows you to stay protected while online.

With a VPN you can unblock the geo-restriction and watch Wimbledon live as if you were in the UK.

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ExpressVPN is my favourite VPN service because it’s easy to use, it has fast speeds for streaming videos, and it offers a 30-day money back guarantee, that’s in the case you can’t get it working.

There are other two options that do the same job: NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN, they work great too and offer similar services. You are free to choose.

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How to live stream Wimbledon free online

Following these simple steps, you’ll be able to configure the VPN service you have chosen and watch all the Wimbledon matches without any issue.

Step 1

Create an account with the service you choose, for example, ExpressVPN. You’ll need to sign up for 1-month minimum, but it’s much cheaper to take a 12-month package which is excellent for watching other sports throughout the year.

Step 2

Time to get the app according to your device. On the VPN website, you’ll find them under the ‘Download VPN‘ section. There, all the apps version for different devices and OS are available.

If you’re using an Android or Apple iOS phone or tablet, you can directly search for the VPN app name in your App Store.

Step 3

With the app already installed, you need to log in with your account, the one you created in step 1.

Step 4

Now, to access to the BBC without any blocking, you should press the ‘‘ next to Selected Location and then choose ‘United Kingdom‘. Finally, press ‘Connect‘.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch Wimbledon using ExpressVPN.

All you need to do now is visit the BBC iPlayer or use their app to live stream Wimbledon.

You’ll be connected to the internet as if you were living in the UK, and you can enjoy all the Wimbledon tournament without paying any cable subscription.

Important Wimbledon dates

If you’re looking for important dates then these are the ones for your diary:

The men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals will be held on July 9th and 10th, providing back-to-back days of high-stakes matches.

Following this, the women’s singles semi-finals are scheduled for July 11th, and the men’s singles semi-finals will take place on July 12th. The tournament will culminate with the women’s singles final on July 13th, and the men’s singles final on July 14th, rounding off a fortnight of exceptional tennis.

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Who to look at for this year

Novak Djokovic, with his record-breaking Grand Slam titles, and Carlos Alcaraz, the young Spanish prodigy, are top contenders in the men’s draw.

Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev are also strong players to watch. In the women’s draw, Iga Swiatek, the world number one, and Aryna Sabalenka are favorites.

I think you should keep an eye on Ons Jabeur and Coco Gauff, who have shown great potential.

My opinion is underdogs like Jannik Sinner in the men’s and Zheng Qinwen in the women’s draw could surprise many with their performances, making this tournament especially exciting

Where is Wimbledon played?

Since its creation in 1877, the Wimbledon tennis tournament has been played at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Church Road, in Wimbledon, London.

Centre Court, the world’s most famous tennis court, is only used during the two weeks Wimbledon tournament takes place. It has a capacity of 14,979 seats, and it’s where you’ll find all the famous people in the audience.

Although Centre Court isn’t the only one, there are some 18 courts in total.


The 136th edition of Wimbledon is about to start on July 3rd. The BBC is going to show the matches on TV and the BBC iPlayer streaming service in the UK.

But, if you live outside the UK, you’ll need a VPN service like ExpressVPN to be able to watch the matches without paying expensive cable subscriptions.

By creating an account and subscribing to ExpressVPN, you can solve the geo-blocking restriction, and enjoy Wimbledon tournament as if you were in the UK.


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