After two exciting semi-final games, including a record-breaking six and half hour clash, all eyes are on Centre Court as Anderson and Djokovic battle it out for the Wimbledon men’s singles title. This match will take place at 2 PM BST (9 AM EST / 6 AM PST) on Sunday, July 15 and will be played on Centre Court. In this article, we’ll show you how to watch 2018 Wimbledon men’s final online for free and live stream any other game.
Broadcasters in countries all over the world have rights to coverage of the Wimbledon 2018 tournament. However, because many streams are geo-restricted, it’s not always simple to access the one you want. Thankfully, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can sort out this problem by masking your IP address and spoofing your location. This means you can watch the Wimbledon men’s final from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Italy, Germany, and anywhere else in the world.
Continue reading to find out where to watch the match and how to use a VPN to access a stream of the Wimbledon men’s final from abroad.
Where to watch the Wimbledon finals live online for free
Depending on where you’re located, chances are a local broadcaster will be streaming the action from Wimbledon live. But not all streams are free and they might not be in your desired language. To access free live streams in a different region, you might need to use a VPN (more on that below).
If you’re looking to stream the Anderson v Djokovic game with English commentary, here are some of your main options, which we’ll detail further below:
- US: ABC, ESPN (free with a cable subscription)
- UK: BBC (available via BBC iPlayer or TVplayer.com)
- Australia: Seven (via 7plus)
- Canada: CTV and TSN (free with a cable subscription)
If you’re looking for coverage in South Africa, you have one option:
- South Africa: Supersport
If you’re looking for Serbian commentary, here are your options:
- Serbia: RTS, Eurosport, Sportklub
Before we go into detail about the English-commentary options available, we’ll explain exactly how to access any live steam using a VPN.
The top provider for streaming sports and any other live content is ExpressVPN. It operates an extensive network of optimized high-speed servers, with locations in 94 countries. It has an excellent reputation for reliable performance and the ability to unblock geo-locked content.
What’s more, ExpressVPN delivers on the security and privacy front. It will never log your IP address and keeps your information secure with military-grade encryption. It has apps for MacOS, Linux, Windows, iOS, and Android, and plans allow for up to three simultaneous connections.
Getting started with this VPN provider is as simple as choosing a plan (one month, six months, or one year) and selecting a payment method. If you do have issues setting up, you can makes use of the handy 24/7 live chat support.
SPECIAL DEAL: When you sign up, if you choose a 12-month term, you’ll get three months free. If you’re not satisfied with any plan, you have 30 days to get your money back. So you could just sign up to watch the remaining Wimbledon matches and then get your money back.
How to watch the Anderson v Djokovic Wimbledon men’s final with a VPN
After you’ve settled on a provider, it’s straightforward to watch the match. Here are the basic steps that explain how to watch the Wimbledon men’s final with a VPN:
- Choose a VPN provider, select a plan, and submit your payment. You’ll be issued credentials to use to log into the apps. We recommend ExpressVPN.
- Download the appropriate software for your device.
- Launch the app and enter your credentials.
- Select a server that’s in the same country as your selected streaming source. For example, if you want to watch an Australian stream, connect to an Australian server.
- Navigate to the live stream through the streaming source app or via its website. You should be able to watch with no issues.
While it should be this straightforward, there is the potential that an issue might arise. As such, it’s always a good idea to test a stream from your desired source prior to the match starting.
How to watch the Wimbledon men’s final with English commentary
We provided an at-a-glance look at some of the best options for coverage with English commentary earlier, but we’ll explain them in more detail here.
How to watch the Wimbledon men’s final from the UK
In the UK, the BBC has rights to full coverage of the Wimbledon 2018 tournament. It shows matches on TV as well as online (via BBC iPlayer). One more option for watching BBC streams is through TVplayer.com. All BBC broadcasts are free, but to access live online content, you need to sign up. The signup process includes entering your postal code, which must be a UK one for it to be accepted. Although, there is no way of the BBC knowing if this is actually your postal code.
You should also have a UK TV License — which most UK residents do — but this isn’t checked either. So as long as you sign up, anyone can technically access BBC coverage from anywhere in the world using a VPN. The BBC is cracking down on VPN usage, so not all will work, although ExpressVPN still does.
All of the BBC coverage will involve English-language commentary.
How to watch the Wimbledon men’s final from the US
For US viewers, the official broadcaster for Wimbledon matches is ESPN. To watch, you’ll need to enter credentials for a US cable provider or one of the following over-the-top providers:
If you have one of these subscriptions but happen to be traveling outside of the US, you can still access the streams. Just use a VPN to get a US IP address and you should be able to avoid any error messages.
If you’re happy to watch delayed content, the other option is watching through ABC. The men’s final will be shown later the same day starting at 3 PM EST.
How to watch the Wimbledon men’s final from Canada
Canadians can enjoy coverage of Wimbledon matches via CTV and TSN. However, as with US live coverage, you need to sign in with cable provider credentials. These will work for the web players and the mobile apps (CTV Go and TSN Go).
If you’re outside the country, you can use a VPN to spoof your location and make it appear that you’re still in Canada. Then you should be able to access either channel without any issues.
How to watch the Wimbledon men’s final from Australia
In Australia, Channel 7 (The Seven Network or just Seven) will air every match for free, including the men’s final. For live streams, you can go to the 7plus website.
If you’re outside Australia, all you need to access the streams is an Australian IP address, which is easily achieved using a VPN.
For options in other countries and languages, you might want to take a look at the official list of Wimbledon broadcasters.
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