Wimbledon 2022 is on the horizon as tennis season makes it speedy return. Big things are expected from this year’s Wimbledon with drastic changes to the format of the competition to big names making a return. Here we will talk about what we know so far to make you in the know about Wimbledon 2022.
Wimbledon 2022 will commence on the 27th of June ending on the 10th of July
Unlike previous years, there is no public ballot for tickets this year, those successful in the 2020 ballot will be allocated tickets instead. However, as is tradition, BBC one and two will show coverage of Wimbledon, The BBC has televised Wimbledon ever since 1937. Watch ‘Today At Wimbledon’ for highlights, funny moments and upsets from that days Wimbledon.
What to wear this Wimbledon
If attending Wimbledon, it is encouraged to wear smart clothes whilst considering all weather conditions. Wimbledon is renowned for iconic and stand-out attire. Here are a few trends to look out for this tennis season:
– Pleated skirts, very reminiscent of the traditional tennis skirt too.
– White suiting, look for stark white and anything with show-stopping accents from waist ties to bold shoulders.
– Highlighter yellow, not one for the wardrobe wallflowers, neon yellow is promised to be one of the successful hues this summer. Plus, you’ll look like a tennis ball!
We will do a blog solely focusing on what to wear at Wimbledon in the near future!
Changes in tournament structure
– From 2022 onwards, Wimbledon will become a 14 day tournament, with matches set to be played on Middle Sunday, traditionally a day off. This Sunday is usually a day off to get the courts back in shape for the latter rounds resulting in ‘Manic-Monday’ however thanks to improvements in grass court technology this is no longer needed.
– Changes to the championship tiebreak system, no longer do players play to 12 games all to begin a tiebreak, but now to 6-6 in games. This change will become consistent in all grand slams.
Who to watch this year
– Carlos Alcaraz: current ATP ranking = 16, young (18 years old)
– Daniil Medvedev: current ATP ranking = 2
– Novak Djokovic: current ATP ranking = 1, a consistent winner
– Iga Świątek: current WTA ranking = 2, young (20 years old)
– Danielle Collins: current WTA ranking = 11
– Paula Badosa: current WTA ranking = 6
The hashtags to follow on all media platforms
#Wimbledon #LadyWimbledon #Wimbledon2022 #Wimbledontennis #Wimbledonfinal #Tennis
Who to follow to get all the latest information this year
@Wimbledon (official Wimbledon page)