🎾 2021 Wimbledon - 28 June to 11 July - Open Discussion, News and Daily Updates

:tennis: :trophy: The 134th edition of the prestigious grass-court Grand Slam Wimbledon 2021 main-draw action begins on Monday, June 28 and will run until Sunday, June 11, in All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.

The 2020 tournament was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep are the defending men’s singles and women’s singles champions from 2019.

The Colombian duo of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah had won the men’s doubles title back then, while Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova claimed the women’s doubles crown. Ivan Dodig and Latisha Chan were the mixed doubles champs.

Nadal will not be playing at Wimbledon this year, having decided to rest. World No. 2 Naomi Osaka who withdrew from the French Open, decided to withdraw from Wimbledon too to take ‘personal time with friends and family’. Her focus is now on Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.

Andy Murray and Venus Williams have been handed over wildcard entries for Wimbledon.

Let’s share the Grand Slam updates and discuss the match results on this thread.


It is almost two years since Novak Djokovic claimed the momentous Wimbledon final win by edging Roger Federer who was on the brink of Championship points twice. In that epic five-set victory, it just seemed that Djokovic snatched away the trophy from Federer with sheer determination and proved to the world that “impossible” word doesn’t exist in his dictionary.

Since that historic victory, the men’s singles game has remained in the Serb’s stranglehold. Djokovic has claimed three of the next six majors with Rafa Nadal bagging two and Dominic Thiem one.


Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer Wimbledon 2019 final highlights :raised_hands: :star_struck:


Most titles in Wimbledon history: :trophy:

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland (Men’s Singles) - 8 Championships.
  • Martina Navratilova of the Czech Republic and United States (Women’s Singles) - 9.
  • Todd Woodbridge of Australia (Men’s Doubles) - 9 [6 titles with Australia’s Mark Woodforde and 3 with Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman].
  • Elizabeth Ryan of the United States and United Kingdom (Women’s Doubles) - 12 [1 title with Agatha Morton, 6 with Suzanne Lenglen, 1 with Mary Browne, 2 with Helen Wills and 2 with Simonne Mathieu].
  • Ken Fletcher of Australia, Vic Seixas of United States, Owen Davidson of Australia and Leander Paes of India (Mixed Doubles Male) - 4 titles each.
  • Elizabeth Ryan (Mixed Doubles Female) - 7.
  • Laurence Doherty of United Kingdom (Most combined titles Male) - 13 [5 singles and 8 doubles].
  • Navratilova and Billie Jean King of United States (Most combined titles Female) - 20 titles each [9 singles, 7 doubles, 4 mixed and 6 singles, 10 doubles, 4 mixed].

Other major Wimbledon records:

  • Most wins in men’s singles – Roger Federer (101).
  • Most wins in women’s singles – Martina Navratilova (120).
  • Youngest men’s singles winner – Boris Becker (17 years and 227 days).
  • Youngest women’s singles winner – Lottie Dod (15 years and 285 days).
  • Longest men’s match – John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut (2010: 11 hours, 5 minutes). :eyes:
  • Longest women’s match – Chanda Rubin vs Patricia Hy-Boulais (1995: 3 hours, 45 minutes).
  • Winners of both junior boys’ and senior men’s singles titles – Bjorn Borg, Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg and Federer.
  • Winners of both junior girls’ and senior women’s singles titles – Karen Hantze, Ann Haydon, Martina Hingis and Amelie Mauresmo.

Wimbledon Draw:

Federer In Medvedev & Zverev’s Half

Eight-time champion Roger Federer has been placed in the bottom half of The Championships draw, but will have to potentially overcome Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev if he wishes to reach a 13th Wimbledon final.

Djokovic, Tsitsipas and Murray in top half

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who beat Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) in a memorable 2019 Wimbledon final, is targetting a third straight crown — and sixth overall — in south-west London. He may need to overcome Stefanos Tsitsipas, the player he beat in the Roland Garros final two weeks ago, or two-time former champion Andy Murray, in the semi-finals.


The Wimbledon Championships have been annually awarding equal prize money for both the women’s and men’s sections since the 2008 edition. :clap: :clap:

The total prize money for the tournament this year will be £35 million, with the men’s and women’s singles champions each receiving £1.7m. The cut in prize funds represents a 5.2% decrease from 2019 when the men’s and women’s champions won £2.35m.

Round Singles (in Pounds) Doubles (in Pounds) Mixed Doubles (in Pounds)
Winner 1,700,000 480,000 100,000
Losing Finalist 900,000 240,000 50,000
Semifinalist 465,000 120,000 25,000
Quarterfinalist 300,000 60,000 12,000
Round of 16 181,000 30,000 6,000
Round of 32 115,000 19,000 3,000
Round of 64 75,000 12,000 1,500
Round of 128 48,000 N/A N/A

Wimbledon kicks off today!

We take a look back at some of the Wimbledon’s Most Adorable Sporting Gestures


Mansour Bahrami - The Master Entertainer :star_struck:

Best Wimbledon Trick Shots :innocent:

My favorite is at 2:07 sec - What a trick! :sweat_smile:


Fans queue ahead of the first day’s play at Wimbledon…

Fans are allowed on the grounds at the All England Club for the first time in nearly two years- limited to 50% capacity.


Wimbledon 2008 Federer vs Nadal Final was the Greatest Match in Tennis History :raised_hands: :crown:

This match was played on 6 July 2008. After 4 hours and 48 minutes of play, Nadal defeated Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 9–7.

McEnroe, whose 1980 final against Borg had for so long been tennis’s gold standard, turned to his fellow NBC commentator Ted Robinson and said: “We’ll never see anything like that again.”


Day 1 Highlights:

Andy Murray Wins on Wimbledon Return After Djokovic Win and Tsitsipas Loss

Day 1 saw Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev the big names in action. While Murray, Djokovic and Rublev won their Round 1 matches, Tsitsipas, French Open Finalist, lost to Frances Tiafoe causing a huge upset on the first day itself.

Among the women, Swiatek, Kenin, Muguruza and Sabalenka all won their matches. Sloane Stephens knocked out 10th seed Petra Kvitova.

16 of the scheduled 64 first round matches at Wimbledon were cancelled on Monday as the tournament’s return after two years suffered a soggy start. Play on the All England Club’s outside courts had been due to get under way at 11:00 am local time. However, that start time was constantly revised with 3:30 pm the latest start time set by organisers.

Men’s Singles

  • First upset of Wimbledon 2021 comes on the first day of the tournament! Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was knocked out of the tournament with a 4-6, 4-6, 3-6 loss to American Frances Tiafoe. Tsitsipas wasn’t in his elements at all as Tiafoe easily broke him in all the three sets to win the match.

  • Andy Murray wins on Wimbledon return as he beats Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 to advance to the second round.

  • Start as you mean to go on…Djokovic’s pursuit of a third consecutive Wimbledon title is off to a winning start, beating Britain’s 253rd-ranked Jack Draper 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

  • Russian Andrey Rublev came from a set down to beat Facundo Delbonis 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the second round of Wimbledon 2021.

Women’s Singles

  • Iga Swiatek faced no real trouble as she beats Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the second round of Wimbledon 2021.

  • Sofia Kenin eases past Wang Xinyu 6-4, 6-2 into the second round of Wimbledon.

  • Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens beats 10th seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of Wimbledon 2021.

  • 11th seed Garbine Muguruza crushes Fiona Ferro 6-0, 6-1 to storm into the second round of the tournament.

  • No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus beats Romania’s Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-4.



Day 2 Highlights

Serena Retires Hurt after Federer Walkover Win

  • Eight-time Champion Roger Federer advanced to the second round after he received a walkover from Adrian Mannarino. Federer and Mannarino were equal at 6-4, 6-7(3), 3-6, 6-2 in the match when Mannarino pulled out.

  • Russia’s Daniil Medvedev beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in four sets 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(3) to progress to the second round.

  • Fourth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany fired 35 winners and sent down 20 aces to ease past Dutch qualifier Tallon Griekspoor 6-3 6-4 6-1 in 89 minutes.

  • 20-year-old American Sebastian Korda made his Wimbledon debut and upset No. 15-seeded Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).

  • World number one Ashleigh Barty overcame a mid-match blip to beat Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-7(1) 6-1 on Centre Court and advance to the second round.

  • Venus Williams of the US beats Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

  • Former world number one Karolina Pliskova began her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek.

  • Serena Williams retires hurt in the first round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich! It was 3-3 in the first set.

HSBC Plays Of The Day | Day Two | Wimbledon 2021


Injured Simona Halep Pulls Out of Tokyo Games After Wimbledon Withdrawal

Simona Halep became the latest tennis player to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics following her withdrawal from Wimbledon.


Day 3 Highlights

Djokovic, Kyrgios, Murray Win; Venus Williams, Sofia Kenin exit

With 80 matches happening around the grounds on Day 3, here are the players who advance to round 3:

  • After a roller coaster match Andy Murray seals his spot into the third round.

  • Defending Champion Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-3.

  • John Isner lost 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan.

  • Nick Kyrgios outlasts Ugo Humbert 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 9-7.

  • 13th seed Gael Monfils beat Christopher O’Connell 4-6, 6-2,7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4.

  • Sweden’s Mikael Ymer shocked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 6-7(4), 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

  • 7th seed Iga Swiatek beats Vera Zvonareva 6-1 6-3.

  • The No.4 seed is out! Former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin’s disappointing year hit another low when she was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon by World No.82 Madison Brengle, 6-2, 6-4.

  • 2nd seed Aryna Sabalenka beats Katie Boulter 4-6 6-3 6-3!

  • A day after sister Serena endured a heart-breaking Wimbledon exit after suffering an injury in the first round, Venus Williams also bowed out of the singles on Wednesday.
    Venus, aged 41 and playing in her 90th Grand Slam tournament, pushed Tunisian 21st seed Ons Jabeur hard in the opening set but eventually succumbed to a 7-5 6-0 defeat.


Best Shots Of The Day | Day Three | Wimbledon 2021


Oscar Otte - Andy Murray - Match Highlights


HSBC Plays Of The Day | Day Three | Wimbledon 2021


:raised_hands: It took the Big 3 5+ years since debut to attain glory at the Wimbledon! :trophy:


Day 4 Highlights

Roger Federer, Ash Barty, Coco Gauff cruise into third round

Doubles: Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands advance; Ankita Raina bows out; Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan bowed out

  • Roger Federer outclassed Richard Gasquet 7-6(1), 6-1, 6-4.

  • Nick Kyrgios also advanced to the third round with a 7-6(7), 6-4, 6-4 win over Italian Gianluca Mager.

  • Gael Monfils is also out of Wimbledon after a 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(5) loss to Pedro Martinez. This is Martinez’s debut Wimbledon.

  • Second seed Daniil Medvedev subdued some early fight from Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz before brutally dispatching the talented teenager 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the third round.

  • Alexander Zverev produced a solid performance to beat Tennys Sandgren in straight sets in his second round match.

  • The men’s doubles pair Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan bowed out of the Championship with a 6-7(6), 4-6 loss to 13th seed Edouard Roger-Vasselin-Henri Kontinen.

  • Coco Gauff returned to the Centre Court for the first time since her famous Venus Williams clash and beat Elena Vesvnina comfortably.

  • Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber held off a spirited challenge from Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo to win 7-5 5-7 6-4 and book her place in the Wimbledon third round.

  • Ash Barty beat Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the third round.

  • Third seed Elina Svitolina was knocked out in the second round.

  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced to the women’s doubles second round with a straight sets win.

  • Ankita Raina bowed out in the first round at her debut Wimbledon after she and her women’s doubles partner Lauren David lost 3-6, 2-6 to 14th seeds Asia Muhammad-Jessica Pegula.