A Guide to 2023 Wimbledon Dates and Schedule

Wimbledon 2023 looks set to be a thriller!

Novak Djokovic might be the favourite for the men’s trophy, but he’ll have to fight off the likes of Matteo Berrettini and Rafael Nadal if he wants his eighth Wimbledon win. And in the women’s singles, Elena Rybakina is going to have to put in a lot of prep if she wants to defend her title against stiff competition from Iga Świątek and Ons Jabeur. 

While the chance of these Wimbledon players winning is still up for debate, we can at least be sure of the exact Wimbledon 2023 dates. Whether you’re hoping to score some Centre Court tickets or you’re happy watching on TV, it’s essential to know the full Wimbledon schedule if you don’t want to miss out on any of the action. 

But when is Wimbledon 2023? And what are the key Wimbledon 2023 dates that you need to put into your calendar? Keep reading to find out in this comprehensive guide!

When Do the 2023 Wimbledon Tennis Championships Take Place? 

Wimbledon has been held at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Wimbledon, Southwest London since 1877. Now in its 136th edition, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. And for many, it’s also the most prestigious. 

Wimbledon always takes place in late June or early July. Usually, it begins on either the last Monday in June or the first Monday in July. As is the tradition for this long-standing Grand Slam, the Wimbledon schedule falls two weeks after the Queen’s Club Championships. 

In 2023, Wimbledon will run from Monday 3rd of July until Sunday 16th of July. Since 1982, Wimbledon has been scheduled to last for 14 days, with the women’s singles final on the second Saturday and the men’s singles final on the second Sunday. 

Over the two weeks of the championships, there are a total of 675 tennis matches played on 19 courts. The main events are the men’s and women’s singles but there are also men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles as well as wheelchair tennis and junior singles and doubles events. 

The Full Wimbledon 2023 Schedule

The exact dates for Wimbledon 2023 are subject to change (hello 2020 COVID-19 pandemic!). But at the present moment, the full 2023 schedule is as follows:

Monday 3rd July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 1st Round

Courts: Centre Court*, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

*2022 men’s singles champion opens play on Centre Court

Tuesday 4th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 1st Round

Courts Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Wednesday 5th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 2nd Round

Courts: Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Thursday 6th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 2nd Round

Courts: Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Friday 7th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 3rd Round

Courts: Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Saturday 8th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 3rd Round

Courts: Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Sunday 9th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 4th Round

Courts: Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Monday 10th July

Competitions: Men’s and Women’s Singles 4th Round

Courts: Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court, Outside Courts

Tuesday 11th July

Competitions: One Men’s and one Women’s Singles Quarter-Final

Courts: Centre Court and No.1 Court

Wednesday 12th July

Competitions: One Men’s and one Women’s Singles Quarter-Final

Courts: Centre Court and No.1 Court

Thursday 13th July

Competitions: Women’s Singles Semi-Finals

Court: Centre Court

Friday 14th July

Competitions: Men’s Singles Semi-Finals

Court: Centre Court

Sat July 15th

Competitions: Women’s Singles Final, Men’s Doubles Final, and Women’s Doubles Final

Court: Centre Court

Sunday 16th July 16th

Competitions: Men’s Singles Final and Mixed Doubles Final

Court: Centre Court

When Should You Visit Wimbledon 2023? 

As you can see, Wimbledon offers a packed schedule with plenty of matches taking place every day of the fortnight-long tournament. Because of this, there’s never a bad time to take in the action at SW19. 

Some tennis fans prefer to go for the first week of the tournament. While this means you won’t get to see the outcome of a nail-biting final, you may well get to see an early Wimbledon upset, such as the shocking First Round win of unknown Steve Darcis over two-time Wimbledon champ Rafael Nadal back in 2013.  

The majority of people want to see a final so choosing to go earlier on in the tournament can make it easier to snag some coveted Centre Court or Court No.1 tickets. And you can be sure that you’ll see the pros in action if you go early. While most days are a gamble in terms of who you’ll see, it’s a dead cert that on Monday 3rd of July, Novak Djokovic will be first up on Centre Court as the reigning 2022 champion.    

If you head to Wimbledon early on in the competition, there’s also a better chance of getting a front-row seat on the outside courts. Sometimes you can even get to see a rising star up close, as fans did in 2001 when they caught 19-year-old Roger Federer on court 13. And only last year, finalist Ons Jabeur played on Court 12 on the third day of the tournament, giving the lucky crowd an intimate show of her confidence on grass.  

Insiders also know how exciting the tennis can get between the first and second week of the Wimbledon fortnight. The middle weekend – which will fall on the 8th and 9th of July in 2023 – has a reputation for producing some of the most exciting matches of the entire tournament. 

That said, many argue that there’s nothing like catching a Wimbledon final. Whether you’re lucky enough to see the final itself, a semi-final, or one of the quarter-finals, things start heating up towards the end of the second week. As well as thrilling matches full of career-making shots and gasp-worthy points, you’re more likely to spot some serious celebrity tennis fans in the Centre Court crowd at a Wimbledon final. 

Who Is Playing Wimbledon 2023? 

No one knows exactly who is playing who in Wimbledon’s line-up until the Friday before the competition starts. In 2022, the draw took place on Friday 24th of June at 10 am BST so the draw should be scheduled for the same time on Friday 30th of June this year. 

Looking at the tennis brackets from previous years, though, it’s possible to predict some of the players who’ll be part of the 2023 tournament. As mentioned above, current ATP world number one and 2022 Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic will open play on Centre Court. There’s also a good chance that Emma Raducanu and Cameron Norrie will play on Centre Court in the first day or two as the top-ranking female and male British tennis players at present. 

Fan favourite and two-time Wimbledon winner Andy Murray could also make an appearance in 2023. Murray often accepts wildcard entries at the last minute, including 11 wildcards in 2022, so we’d say he’s likely to include Wimbledon 2023 in his busy schedule. And, with speculation about him retiring soon, 2023 might even be his last time playing at SW19. 

As the current ATP rankings stand, the men’s singles should also include Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Casper Ruud as the current second, third, and fourth-best players in the world. It’s still not certain whether Russian and Belarusian players will be able to compete this year but if they are, fifth-ranked Andrey Andreyevich Rublev should also play at Wimbledon 2023. 

As for who’s playing in the Wimbledon women’s singles, defending champion Elena Rybakina will be there from day one. And a few of her possible opponents will include the current top four ranked women in the world, Iga Świątek, Ons Jabeur, Anett Kontaveit, and Paula Badosa. Fifth-placed Aryna Sabalenka is another player whose Wimbledon 2023 place isn’t certain, though, since she hails from Belarus. 

Your Complete Guide to Wimbledon 2023 Dates

As you’d expect from a Grand Slam steeped in tradition and etiquette, the Wimbledon Tennis Championship runs like clockwork, with a seamless schedule that you can almost predict from one year to the next. 

Although there’s still uncertainty about this year’s Wimbledon players and the tennis brackets they’ll occupy, the Wimbledon 2023 dates are all set for the first two weeks of July. And, as it has since 1982, this year’s action will culminate in the women’s singles final on the second Saturday and the men’s singles final on the second Sunday.  

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to get Wimbledon tickets before, however, you’ll know that even first-round matches at Wimbledon can be as thrilling as a final. From the very first serve on day one, there’s something about the Wimbledon tennis championship that makes it like no other tournament in the world. 

Are you looking to get Wimbledon tickets for 2023? Check out our ticket options and packages to see what’s on offer. Or, if you want more information, contact us here at Wimbledon Tennis Tickets for more information. 

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