Everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2023 - including Andy Murray's first round draw

Andy Murray will face fellow Brit Ryan Peniston in the first round of Wimbledon 2023.
Wimbledon is on this year from Monday July 3 to Sunday July 16.Wimbledon is on this year from Monday July 3 to Sunday July 16.
Wimbledon is on this year from Monday July 3 to Sunday July 16.

Wimbledon is a highlight of British summer, with this year’s competition already bringing upsets and excitement.

The ban on Russian and Belarusian players has been lifted, and players such as Rafael Nadal and Emma Radacanau will be sitting out of Wimbledon 2023, and even watching Wimbledon on television will be different, with Clare Balding replacing Sue Barker to lead the BBC’s coverage.

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Meanwhile, Andy Murray – who missed out on seeding – will face fellow Brit Ryan Peniston during the first round with British women’s number one Katie Boulter taking on Australia’s Daria Saville.

Here is everything you need to know about Wimbledon 2023.

When is Wimbledon 2023?

Wimbledon begins on Monday July 3 and will run for two weeks. The women’s singles final will take place on Saturday July 15 and the men’s singles final will close the tournament on Sunday July 16.

The BBC has confirmed that Clare Balding will succeed Sue Barker as its lead presenter for Wimbledon this summer. The BBC has confirmed that Clare Balding will succeed Sue Barker as its lead presenter for Wimbledon this summer.
The BBC has confirmed that Clare Balding will succeed Sue Barker as its lead presenter for Wimbledon this summer.

Wimbledon Draw: First round

Unseeded Andy Murray drew another British player, wild card Ryan Peniston, with the winner to face either fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas or former US Open champion Dominic Thiem.

Dan Evans, seeded 27, faces France’s Quentin Halys. Top men’s seed Carlos Alcaraz will go up against Denmark’s Holger Rune, whom Andy Murray lost his final Wimbledon warm up to.

The draw concluded with second seed Novak Djokovic given Argentina’s Pedro Cachin first up.

The final two British men’s players both avoided seeds, with Liam Broady taking on France’s Constant Lestienne and Jan Choinski meeting Dusan Lajovic.

Katie Boulter will take on Australia’s Daria Saville, while three of her fellow British players drew seeds.

Heather Watson, who reached the fourth round last year, plays former French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, Katie Swan meets 14th seed Belinda Bencic and Sonay Kartal takes on 25th seed Madison Keys.

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Harriet Dart will go up against France’s Diane Parry and with Jodie Burrage drawing American Caty McNally.

Top women’s seed Iga Swiatek takes on China’s Zhu Lin, while two standout draws saw wild cards Venus Williams and Elina Svitolina paired together, and Coco Gauff taking on former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin.

Wimbledon 2023 schedule

  • Men’s and Women's Singles First Round: Monday July 3 – Tuesday July 4
  • Men’s and Women's Singles Second Round: Wednesday July 5 – Thursday July 6
  • Men’s and Women's Singles Third Round: Friday July 7 – Saturday July 8
  • Men’s and Women's Singles Fourth Round: Sunday July 9 – Monday July 10
  • Men’s and Women's Singles Quarter-Finals: Tuesday July 11 – Wednesday July 12
  • Women's Singles Semi-Finals: Thursday July 13
  • Men’s Singles Semi-Finals: Friday July 14
  • Women's Singles Final / Men’s Doubles Final: Saturday July 15
  • Men’s Singles Final / Women's Doubles Final: Sunday July 16

Which British players are competing in Wimbledon 2023?

Two-time champion Andy Murray will compete, alongside Cameron Norrie who is Britain’s highest ranked player. British number two Dan Evans, will also be competing in this year’s Wimbledon.

Katie Boulter is the British women’s number one, however when the entry list was drawn she was not within the top 100. To compete she had to rely on a wildcard, which gives players direct entry to either the main draw or qualifying, to compete.

Other British competitors relying on wildcards for entry include Liam Broady, Jan Choinski, Arthur Fery, George Loffhagen and Ryan Peniston for the men’s, with women’s competitors Harriet Dart, Heather Watson, Jodie Burrage and Katie Swan also receiving wildcards.

Emma Raducanu will be sitting Wimbledon 2023 out while in recovery from hand and ankle surgery.

In the doubles, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury and Lloyd Glasspool who are ranked among the world's top 10 men's doubles players, and seven-time Grand Slam doubles champion Jamie Murray will also compete at Wimbledon 2023.

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid round out Britain’s Wimbledon players, competing in the wheelchair events. 

What are seedings in tennis?

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Seedings are used to separate top players so that they do not meet in the early stages of a Grand Slam. They are based on a player's world ranking.

At Wimbledon, only two unseeded players have ever won the men’s title: Boris Becker in 1985 and Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. No unseeded player has won the women's title before.

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are top of the men’s seedings while Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka sit at the top of the women’s. British player Cameron Norrie is seeded in 12th, with Daniel Evans seeded 28th.

Where can I watch Wimbledon?

Wimbledon will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer daily. It will also be shown on Eurosport 1, and will be available on Discovery +.

BBC Radio 5 Live will provide daily coverage, with 6-Love-6 phone-in with John McEnroe and Tim Henman.

What is the Wimbledon 2023 prize money?

The total prize money for this year’s Wimbledon is a record £32,154,000, which will be split equally across the tournaments.

The men and women’s singles winners will take home £2.35 million – an increase of 17.5% on what last year's champions Novak Djokovic and Elena Rybakina won.

  • Winner - £2,350,000
  • Runner-up - £1,175,000
  • Semi-Finalists - £600,000
  • Quarter-Finalists - £340,000
  • Fourth Round - £207,000
  • Third Round - £131,000



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