Wimbledon 2021 Final will take place this weekend on July 10-11. The Women’s Single Grand Slam final is due to take place on Saturday, July 10 at 2 pm, while the Men’s Singles final is scheduled for the following day on Sunday, July 11 at 2 pm.
Wimbledon 2021 has proved a dramatic tournament so far, with Serena Williams retiring with an injury after slipping on Centre Court in the first round and Andy Murray – the three-time Grand Slam winner and wildcard – making it through to the third round after being spurred on by the crowd.
|Event Name:||Wimbledon 2021 Final|
|Date:||11 July 2021|
|Where:||All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club|
|Free Online Stream:||Watch Free Live|
Murray made a bittersweet exit from this year’s much-awaited tournament in his round three matches against Canadian 10th seed, Denis Shapovalov, as did British number one Dan Evans in his match against Sebastian Korda and 18-year-old star Emma Raducanu in her fourth-round match on Manic Monday (July 5).
After Swiss tennis extraordinaire and winner of 20 Grand Slams, Roger Federer was knocked out in the quarter-final by Polish 14th seed Hubert Hurkacz yesterday (July 7), the Men’s Singles semi-finals now await fans on Friday, July 9 ahead of the final.
Here’s what you need to know about the Wimbledon finals this year and who will compete in the next stages of the Men’s and Women’s Singles.
When is the Wimbledon men’s final?
The men’s final of Wimbledon 2021 is scheduled to take place on Sunday 11 July.
The action on Centre Court is not expected to begin before 2 pm on the championship’s Second Sunday, which will also see the boys’ singles, girls’ singles, and junior doubles finals take place.
The men’s final match has featured a long list of tennis stars in recent memory – from home, great Andy Murray and Wimbledon crowd favorite Roger Federer to 2018 and 2019 winner Novak Djokovic.’
When is the Wimbledon women’s final?
The ladies’ final of Wimbledon 2021 is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10 July.
Venus and Serena Williams have appeared frequently over recent years, with Simona Halep winning the last ladies’ title in 2019.
Rising British tennis star Emma Raducanu retired from her fourth-round match at Wimbledon due to medical reasons.
Again the action on Centre Court is not expected to begin before 2 pm, with No.1 Court starting at 1 pm and the outside courts beginning play from 11 am.
The men’s doubles final will also take place on the tennis championship’s Second Saturday.
What TV channel is showing the Wimbledon 2021 final?
All the action from Wimbledon 2021 is available through the BBC – either on BBC One, BBC Two, the red button, BBC Sport website or app, or streaming platform iPlayer.
The men’s and ladies’ finals of Wimbledon tend to be aired live on BBC One as well as streamed live on iPlayer.
Who is playing in the Men’s and Women’s Singles semi-finals?
After the quarter-finals saw Federer, Marton Fucsovics, Karen Khachanov, and Felix Auger-Aliassime knocked out of the competition, the Men’s Singles semi-finals of Wimbledon 2021 will see Novac Djokovic play Shapovalov on Centre Court, followed by Italian player Matteo Berrettini playing against Hurkacz.
The Women’s Singles semi-finals have got underway today, with world number one Australian Ashleigh Barty set to take on German Angelique Kerber at around 1.30 pm on Centre Court today (July 8).
Aryna Sabalenka, 23-year-old top ranker from Belarus, will take to Centre Court after that and face off against Karolína Plíšková no earlier than 2.45 pm today.
Wimbledon 2021 Final prize money
Players will compete for a combined £35million in prize money, which is down £3million from the 2019 prize money figures.
The official Wimbledon prize money figures for the 2021 Men’s and Women’s Singles tournaments are as follows:
- First-round – £48k
- Second round – £75k
- Third round – £115k
- Fourth round – £181k
- Quarter-finals – £300k
- Semi-finals – £465k
- Runner-up – £900k
- Winner – £1.7m
How many spectators will be allowed into Wimbledon 2021?
Organizers welcomed the decision to allow more spectators inside the Wimbledon 2021 Final under the government’s pilot scheme, with 50% ground capacity allowed from the start of the tournament and full crowds permitted for the men’s and women’s quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals match.
An All England Club statement read: “We welcome the announcements from the Prime Minister and Culture Secretary that several events, including The Championships 2021, will be able to take place with higher spectator capacities than the current Step 3 guidance as part of the next phase of the Government’s Event Research Programme.
“We are pleased to have worked closely with the government, public health bodies, and our local authority in Merton, to confirm that, as part of this next phase of pilot events, The Championships 2021 will begin on Monday 28 June with 50 percent capacity across the Grounds, building to full capacity crowds of 15,000 on Centre Court for the Finals weekend.
When and why is Wimbledon changing its format?
From 2022, Wimbledon will break from tradition and scrap its day of rest on the middle Sunday of the Championships.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam to offer a day off from competition but this has brought about scheduling issues in the past, particularly due to bad weather in the first week.
The play has been held on middle Sunday four times in the last 30 years and the change means fourth-round matches, played on ‘Manic Monday’, will be held across two days instead.
All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt said it was now possible to hold the tournament over 14 days due to developments in the care of grass courts.
Hewitt said: “Thanks to improved grass-court maintenance technology over the past five years or so and other measures, we are now confident that we will be able to look after the courts, most particularly Centre Court, without a full day of rest during the fortnight.