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Want to watch Wimbledon 2021 online? Find out where you can live stream Wimbledon 2021 for free. We’ll even explain how you can do this while traveling abroad with the help of a VPN.

Wimbledon is back for 2021! The entire schedule, including qualifiers, is scheduled to run from June 28 to July 11. Thanks to the popularity of this famous tennis tournament, there will be wide TV coverage from numerous broadcasters. There will also be free TV streams worldwide. However, most broadcasting streams will be geo-blocked due to licensing agreements. If you find yourself locked out, you’ll need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access those some Wimbledon streams abroad.

Note that this guide only recommends official sources for streaming Wimbledon 2021. While the sporting event will be available on many illegal streaming sites, these often deliver poor quality and may even host malicious advertisements. Some unlicensed streams will even be taken offline for copyright infringement. Thanks to several international broadcasters offering the event for free, there’s no need to turn to sketchy websites for your Wimbledon 2021 live streams.

Most services broadcasting Wimbledon 2021 are region-locked. If you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need a VPN to continue watching via your usual platform from home.

How to watch Wimbledon 2021 online with a VPN

You can use a VPN to connect to a server in another location. In doing so, you’ll be assigned a different IP address, allowing you to spoof your location. You can then unblock websites and services that would otherwise be geo-restricted.

Here’s how to live stream Wimbledon 2021 using a VPN:

  1. First, sign up with a VPN. We recommend NordVPN for sports fans although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are also high-quality alternatives.
  2. Next, download and install the VPN app or browser extension. The VPNs recommended above support a wide range of operating systems.
  3. Log in to the VPN app and connect to a server in the location of the broadcast source you’d like to use to watch Wimbledon 2021. For example, a server in the UK for using BBC iPlayer.
  4. Go to the service in question and sign in (or sign up for an account if necessary). You should now be able to stream content while connected to the VPN.
  5. If you run into any errors, try clearing your browsing data. Alternatively, connect to another server in case the IP address you’re using has been blacklisted.

You may be able to watch Wimbledon events on-demand later, but this event will be broadcast live. As such, we recommend you test your VPN with streaming sources well in advance. If you have any trouble, you can always contact your VPN’s customer support for further assistance.

How to watch Wimbledon 2021 for free on UK TV

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As in previous years, you’ll be able to watch Wimbledon online for free on BBC iPlayer. In order to do this, you’ll need to sign up for an account (don’t worry, it’s free!). You’ll be asked to provide an email address as well as your date of birth, country, and a UK postcode (note that any UK postal code is accepted). Once signed in, you’ll be able to access all BBC iPlayer content, live and on-demand.

BBC iPlayer is only available in the UK. This means that if you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in the UK in order to watch. Once you have a UK IP address, all content should be unblocked in your location. NordVPN successfully unblocks BBC iPlayer and even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out risk-free and, if unsatisfied, request a refund for your money back.

Where else can I stream Wimbledon 2021 online?

US

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ESPN has held the US broadcast rights to Wimbledon since 2012. In order to watch online via ESPN, you’ll need a US cable TV subscription. This requires signing in to ESPN using the same login details you use with your cable TV provider (an email address or username and password).

If you don’t have cable, it’s worth knowing that you can watch ESPN cable-free via the following TV streaming services:

Some of these services provide free trials or discounts on the first month or two of service.

Much like BBC iPlayer, ESPN and the aforementioned TV streaming services are geo-blocked. To access their content abroad, you’ll need to get a US IP address which you can get by connecting to a VPN server in the US. You will also need a US credit card to create accounts with these services.

Canada

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There are a couple of ways to watch Wimbledon 2021 in Canada: CTV and TSN. Both services offer apps available and you can stream content for either service online on the web. However, you will need to pay to access CTV and TSN. You may already have access to CTV if you have cable TV. In this case, all you need to do is sign in. TSN offers daily ($7.99 CAD), monthly ($19.99), and six-month ($99.95) plans.

Traveling abroad? You can watch CTV and TSN outside Canada but you’ll need a Canadian IP address. Once connected to a VPN server in Canada, all content should then play without restriction.

Australia

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Tennis fans in Australia can stream Wimbledon 2021 live online. Commencing in 2021, Stan Sport has a three-year deal to broadcast Wimbledon. The following plans are available: Basic ($10 AUD/month), Standard ($14/month), and Premium ($19/month). All plans include a 30-day free trial for new customers. A VPN connection to an Australian server is required to access the streams from abroad.

What should I know about Wimbledon?

Founded in 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. It’s held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London and played outdoors on grass courts. Alongside the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open, it’s one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wimbledon 2020 was canceled. This was the first time that the tournament had been canceled since World War II.

Who are the favorites to win Wimbledon 2021?

Novak Djokovic is the reigning champion and favorite to win the men’s tournament. Ranked number 1 in the world, the Serbian has won Wimbledon five times, putting him among the tournament’s all-time greats. Expected to challenge are Rafael Nadal (two-time Wimbledon champion), Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Daniil Medvedev. Of course, we can’t count out Roger Federer, who has been crowned Wimbledon champion on a record eight occasions despite going into this event with some recent losses.

Australian Ashleigh Barty is currently ranked number 1 in the world and is the early favorite to win the ladies tournament. And though she’s going in at #7, Serena Williams has one of the very best records at Wimbledon, having won the tournament seven times. Williams is expected to be a challenge in Wimbledon 2021, as are Simona Halep (Wimbledon 2019 winner) and Petra Kvitova.

How to watch Wimbledon live stream in 4K?

First off, in order to watch a Wimbledon live stream in 4K, you’ll need a 4K display, be it your TV or a PC monitor. While little information is available regarding 4K streams of Wimbledon 2021, the BBC did stream Wimbledon in 4K in 2018. Virgin Media TV did the same in 2019. As such, there’s likely to be more than one option for watching Wimbledon 2021 in 4K. You can then watch online by using the BBC iPlayer or Virgin TV Go apps.

Will Wimbledon 2021 be played behind closed doors?

The great news is that the Wimbledon 2021 event will welcome audiences back into the stands! The All England Lawn Tennis Club announced in April that it planned to allow spectators in to watch the matchups. However, the audience capacity will be capped at 25%, so even those individuals who may want to attend the event in person could be struggling to find space or tickets. Thankfully, there are plenty of places to watch the event live online for free or at a low cost.

Wimbledon 2021 Schedule

Below is the schedule of events. For complete brackets, visit the Wimbledon website for draws and updated brackets.

DateStart TimesEvents
June 28, 2021 (Monday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles First Round
June 29, 2021 (Tuesday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles First Round
June 30, 2021 (Wednesday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles Second Round
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Doubles First Round
July 1, 2021 (Thursday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles Second Round
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Doubles First Round
July 2, 2021 (Friday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles Third Round
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Doubles Second Round
Mixed Doubles

July 3, 2021 (Saturday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles Third Round
Gentlemen' & Ladies' Doubles Second Round
Mixed Doubles
Boys' and Girls' Singles
July 5, 2021 (Monday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Singles Round of 16
Gentlemen's & Ladies' Doubles Round of 16
Mixed Doubles
Boys' and Girls' Singles
July 6, 2021 (Tuesday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Ladies' Singles Quarter-finals
Gentlemen's Doubles Quarter-finals
Mixed Doubles
Boys' and Girls' Singles & Doubles
July 7, 2021 (Wednesday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's Singles Quarter-finals
Ladies' Doubles Quarter-finals
Mixed Doubles
Boys' and Girls' Singles & Doubles
July 8, 2021 (Thursday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Ladies' Singles Semi-finals
Gentlemen's Doubles Semi-finals
Mixed Doubles
Boys' and Girls' Singles & Doubles
Gentlemen's, Ladies' and Quad Wheelchair Singles
July 9, 2021 (Friday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 1:30 PM
Gentlemen's Singles Semi-finals
Ladies' Doubles Semi-finals
Mixed Doubles Semi-finals
Boys' and Girls' Singles & Doubles
Gentlemen's and Ladies' Wheelchair Singles & Doubles
Quad Wheelchair Doubles Final
July 10, 2021 (Saturday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 2 PM
Ladies' Singles Final
Gentlemen's Doubles Final
Boys' and Girls' Singles and Doubles
Quad Wheelchair Singles Final and Third/Fourth Place Playoff
July 11, 2021 (Sunday)Outside Courts: 11 AM
No.1 Court: 1 PM
Center Court: 2 PM
Gentlemen's Singles Final
Boys' Singles Final
Girls' Singles Final
Boys' and Girls' Doubles Finals
TBD: July 10 or July 11TBDLadies' Doubles Final
Mixed Dobules Final
Ladies' Wheelchair Singles Final
Gentlemen's Wheelchair Doubles Final
Gentlemen's Wheelchair Singles Final
Ladies' Wheelchair Doubles Finals