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2022 Wimbledon Championships: All You Need to Know

The qualifying round for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships will begin on June 20 (Monday) and run until June 23. The main event of the championships will begin on June 27 and will finish on July 10 (Sunday) with a Men's Singles final match. The Wimbledon 2022 Championships will include five major events. However, the men's and women's singles events will be the main attraction of the championship. The notable aspects of this year's Wimbledon are discussed in this article.

Wimbledon Championships: Tournament Format and Notable Past Winners

Wimbledon is the oldest and most renowned tennis event in the world, and it takes place in London, England. It is also one of the four Grand Slam tennis championships held each year. The inaugural edition of the Championship was held in 1877, and this year's edition will be the 135th. Wimbledon is the only major tennis tournament that continues to be played on a conventional surface.

Format

A large number of players take part in the qualifiers to get an entry into the first round of the main event. All the rounds of the main event are knockout, which includes the first round, second round, third round, fourth round, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final. Matches in men’s singles and doubles are best-of-five sets.

All other events are best-of-three sets, with the exception of these two. A tiebreak game is played if the score reaches 6-all, except the fifth (five-set match) or the three (three-set match). In this case, a two-game lead wins the contest. Since 2019, a final set tie-break game is played if the score reaches 12-all.

Past Winners

Winning the championship is a dream for a professional tennis player. Over the last 100 years, many greats have won the tournament multiple times. Roger Federer of Switzerland has won the Wimbledon Men's Singles event a record eight times, while Martina Navratilova of the United States has won the Women's Singles event a record ninth time.

Australia’s Todd Woodbridge won the most double titles with 9 and the UK’s Laurence Doherty won the most with 13 titles (singles and doubles) in gentlemen's events. The USA's Elizabeth Ryan won most of the 12 double titles, while Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King of the USA won most of the 20 titles each (singles and doubles) in the ladies' events.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Ashleigh Barty of Australia are the reigning men's and women's Wimbledon champions, respectively.

Players with at least five Wimbledon Men’s Singles titles

2022 Wimbledon Championships: Men's Singles Participants and Schedule

There are 104 direct entrants (including 32 seeded players), 16 qualifiers, and eight wildcards in the Men's Singles tournament. World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev (due to the ITA's ban on Russian players), and Alexander Zverev (injury) are among the top-ranked players who will not compete in the 2022 Championship. The most popular and successful Men's Singles player in Wimbledon history, Roger Federer will also be absent this year.

The 32 seeded players are:

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Matteo Berrettini, Cameron Norrie, Hubert Hurkacz, Jannik Sinner, Taylor Fritz, Denis Shapovalov, Diego Schwartzman, Marin Cilic, Reilly Opelka, Pablo Carreno Busta, Roberto Bautista Agut, Alex de Minaur, Grigor Dimitrov, Gael Monfils, Nikoloz Basilashvili, John Isner, Frances Tiafoe, Holger Rune, Botic van de Zandschulp, Miomir Kecmanovic, Daniel Evans, Lorenzo Sonego, Jenson Brooksby, Sebastian Baez, Tommy Paul, Alexander Bublik.

Men’s Singles Schedule (Wimbledon 2022)

First Round: (June 27-28)

Second Round: June 29-30)

Third Round: (July 1-2)

Fourth Round: (July 3-4)

Quarter-Finals: (July 5-6)

Semi-Finals: (July 8)

Final: (July 10).

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Wimbledon Championships 2022: Women's Singles Participants and Schedule

There are 104 direct entrants (including 32 seeded players), 16 qualifiers, and eight wildcards in the Women's Singles competition. Aryna Sabalenka, Daria Kasatkina, Victoria Azarenka, Veronika Kudermetova, and Ekaterina Alexandrova are among the seeded players who will not compete in the event since players from Russia and Belarus are not allowed to compete. In addition, Canada's Leylah Fernandez has been ruled out due to injury. She would have been a seeded player in the tournament.

The 32 seeded players are:

Iga Swiatek, Anett Kontaveit, Paula Badosa, Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, Karolina Pliskova, Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins, Garbine Muguruza, Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff, Barbora Krejcikova, Jelena Ostapenko, Belinda Bencic, Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep, Elena Rybakina, Jil Teichmann, Madison Keys, Amanda Anisimova, Camila Giorgi, Martina Trevisan, Elise Mertens, Petra Kvitova, Beatriz Haddad Maia, Yulia Putintseva, Alize Cornet, Alison Riske, Sorana Cirstea, Anhelina Kalinina, Shelby Rogers, Kaia Kanepi

Women’s Singles Schedule (Wimbledon 2022)

First Round: (June 27-28)

Second Round: June 29-30)

Third Round: (July 1-2)

Fourth Round: (July 3-4)

Quarter-Finals: (July 5-6)

Semi-Finals: (July 7)

Final: (July 9).

Other Events at Wimbledon 2022

The 2022 Wimbledon Championships will include three more main events in addition to the Men's and Women's Singles. Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles are the three events. Sixteen pairs will be seeded for each of these three tournaments. These competitions follow the same format as the singles events. However, there is no fourth round in these three events, hence the winners of the third round will advance to the quarter-finals.

2022 Wimbledon Championships: Prize Money

This year's Wimbledon Championship has a record prize money of 40,350,000 pounds. The winner of both the men's and women's singles competitions will take home the top prize of 2 million pounds, with the runners-up taking home more than 1 million pounds. The winner of the men's and women's doubles tournaments, on the other hand, will get more than 500,000 pounds, while the runners-up will receive more than 250,000 pounds.

The champions of both the men's and women's mixed doubles tournaments will bring home more than 100,000 pounds, while the runners-up will grab more than 50,000 pounds. Additionally, there are also prizes for singles and doubles wheelchairs, as well as quad singles and doubles.

Aftermath

Wimbledon is a prestigious sporting event in the world, with millions of spectators following the championship around the world. Roger Federer is one of the top players that will not compete in the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. Furthermore, the current ATP No. 1 player, Daniil Medvedev, will be unable to compete in this year's championship due to the fact that players from Russia and Belarus would be unable to compete at Wimbledon.

The excitement for the main event will not be dampened by the absence of a few players. The contestants will give it their all in order to go farther in the tournament. Tennis fans will be very interested in this year's Championship, as they have been in previous Wimbledon tournaments.

Source: United News of Bangladesh