Wimbledon may be ‘on ice’ this year due to the pandemic, but the Beeb is still lining up over 50 hours of tennis action.
Sue Barker will be live from The All England Lawn Tennis Club from the 29th June as she looks back at some of the highlights from The Championships. Tim Henman and Boris Becker will join Sue in the studio with John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova adding their thoughts via video link. Current tennis stars will also speak about how they’ve been coping away from the tennis court.
The coverage continues with Wimbledon Rewind fronted by Clare Balding as she revisits some of the classics including the women’s 1969 final between Ann Jones and Billie Jean King, Boris Becker v Kevin Curren in 1985, the men’s final between Goran Ivanisevic and Andre Agassi in 1992 and the women’s 2012 final between Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska. The series will air weekdays on BBC Two.
“Whilst there will be no live play this year, we’re looking forward to bringing plenty of Wimbledon action to tennis fans this summer. Incredible victories, crushing defeats and expert comment and opinions from our tennis teams will combine for a fortnight of entertainment.” – Director of Sport, Barbara Slater
Special documentary One Day offers a look back at the famous day of 14 July 2019 which saw a memorable Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as well as the England men’s cricket team storm to victory against New Zealand.
One Day will air on BBC One at 7.00pm on 12th July.
The Wimbledon 2020 fortnight kicks off on 28th June at 12.05pm on BBC Two with a look back at the epic men’s final in Wimbledon 2019 Review. Coverage and tie-in polls will also be available via the BBC Sport website.