When does Wimbledon 2021 start? Dates, draw and seeds for tennis fiesta

Wimbledon 2021 should serve up some cracking tennis over the next two weeks!


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We’re ready to go tennis crazy here at Paddy Power as Wimbledon fortnight is upon us.

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s greatest players have descended on SW19 to do battle on the All England Club’s immaculate lawns.

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It’s all set up to be an ace couple of weeks.

Novak Djokovic has won both of this year’s Grand Slams and is the odds-on favourite with Paddy’s tennis traders to triumph in the men’s singles after Rafael Nadal opted to skip Wimbledon 2021.

Naomi Osaka is also absent so the betting market for the women’s singles is wide open with top seed Ashleigh Barty vying with seven-time champ Serena Williams, who she beat in the 2019 final, for favouritism.

We’ve served up all the key information you need to know so you’re fully up to speed.

Wimbledon 2021 Dates

Wimbledon 2021 gets underway from 11am on Monday June 28 on the outside courts with the first round of the men’s and women’s singles. The Centre Court and No.1 Court matches start from 1.30pm and 1pm respectively.

We have six days of top tennis to look forward to in the first week – including the various doubles tournaments – before the rest day on Sunday.

The action really ramps up in week two and concludes with the women’s singles final scheduled for 2pm on Saturday July 10 and the men’s singles final slated for 2pm on Sunday July 11.

Wimbledon 2021 Odds

Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic – 5/6
Stefanos Tsitsipas – 7/1
Daniil Medvedev – 7/1
Roger Federer – 12/1
Matteo Berrettini – 12/1

The rest of the betting market for the men’s singles at Wimbledon 2021 ranges from 16/1 to 500/1.

Women’s Singles

Ashleigh Barty – 7/1
Serena Williams – 7/1
Iga Swiatek – 12/1
Garbine Muguruza – 12/1
Petra Kvitova – 12/1
Aryna Sabalenka – 12/1

The rest of the betting market for the women’s singles at Wimbledon 2021 ranges from 14/1 to 500/1.

Wimbledon 2021 Draw

The draw for Wimbledon 2021 took place on Friday June 25 at 10am.

A total of 128 players will compete in the men’s singles and women’s singles so the eventual winners will have to battle through six rounds just to reach the final.

Andy Murray faces Nikoloz Basilashvili after a four-year absence from the tournament while defending champion Novak Djokovic meets Brit wildcard Jack Draper in the Centre Court opener.

Men’s Singles First Round (Select Matches)

Djokovic (1) vs Draper (WC)
Tsitsipas (3) vs Tiafoe
Basilashvili (24) vs Murray (WC)
Humbert (21) vs Kyrgios
Federer (7) vs Mannarino
Dimitrov (18) vs Verdasco

Britain’s women’s number one Johanna Konta faces Czech Katerina Siniakova in the first round while No.1 seed Ashleigh Barty kicks off against Carla Suarez Navarro.

Women’s Singles First Round (Select Matches)

Barty (1) vs Suarez Navarro
Andreescu (5) vs Cornet
S. Williams (6) vs Sasnovich
Kvitova (10) vs Stephens
Swiatek (7) vs Hsieh
Buzarnescu vs V.Williams

Andy Murray

Wimbledon 2021 Seeds

1. Novak Djokovic
2. Daniil Medvedev
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas
4. Alexander Zverev
5. Andrey Rublev
6. Roger Federer
7. Matteo Berrettini
8. Roberto Bautista Agut
9. Diego Schwartzman
10. Denis Shapovalov
11. Pablo Carreno Busta
12. Casper Ruud
13. Gael Monfils
14. Hubert Hurkacz
15. Alex de Minaur
16. Felix Auger-Aliassime
17. Cristian Garin
18. Grigor Dimitrov
19. Jannik Sinner
20. Aslan Karatsev
21. Ugo Humbert
22. Daniel Evans
23. Nikoloz Basilashvili
24. Karen Khachanov
25. Lorenzo Sonego
26. Fabio Fognini
27. Reilly Opelka
28. John Isner
29. Cameron Norrie
30. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
31. Borna Coric
32. Marin Cilic

1. Ashleigh Barty
2. Simona Halep
3. Aryna Sabalenka
4. Elina Svitolina
5. Sofia Kenin
6. Bianca Andreescu
7. Serena Williams
8. Iga Swiatek
9. Karolina Pliskova
10. Belinda Bencic
11. Petra Kvitova
12. Garbine Muguruza
13. Victoria Azarenka
14. Jennifer Brady
15. Elise Mertens
16. Barbora Krejcikova
17. Maria Sakkari
18. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
19. Kiki Bertens
20. Elena Rybakina
21. Karolina Muchova
22. Coco Gauff
23. Ons Jabeur
24. Jessica Pegula
25. Madison Keys
26. Anett Kontaveit
27. Angelique Kerber
28. Petra Martic
29. Johanna Konta
30. Alison Riske
31. Veronika Kudermetova
32. Paula Badosa

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