• Top Three Seeds Reach Final Four, plus Surprising Veteran #21 Richard Gasquet
• 24th Meeting of Seven-time Champ No. 2 Federer & British Hero No. 3 Murray, the 2013 Winner
• Defending Champion and Top Seed Djokovic Faces Gasquet who Seeks First Major Final
• Breakfast at Wimbledon at 7 a.m. ET with Boris Becker Interview, a Look at the Queue
• “ESPN3 Surround” Feed with Three-Box Screen to Watch Players Individually
ESPN exclusive coverage of Wimbledon continues with the star-studded Gentlemen’s Semifinals – No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 3 Andy Murray and No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 21 Richard Gasquet – on Friday, July 10, at 8 a.m. ET.
The day on Centre Court will start with top seed and defending champion Djokovic of Serbia against Gasquet of France in their 13th meeting; Gasquet has won one of the 12.
- The 28-year old Djokovic counts two Wimbledon trophies among the eight Majors on his mantel (2011, 2014). He has played in 26 Major semifinals (16-10 record, 8-8 in finals).
- The 29-year old Gasquet outlasted French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 11-9. In his career, he is 0-2 in Major semifinals (Wimbledon 2007, US Open 2013). He has 12 career titles and has been ranked as high as No. 7 (July 2007).
The second semifinal will be the 24th meeting of No. 2 Roger Federer and No. 3 Andy Murray, with the Swiss holding a 12-11 advantage over the local hero. Two took place on Centre Court – Federer taking the 2012 Wimbledon title, his record-tying seventh, with Murray exacting a bit of revenge a few weeks later in the Gold Medal match of the Olympics.
- The 33-year old Federer’s career accomplishments are a long list, highlighted by 17 Major titles (including a career Grand Slam), and 302 weeks as the top-ranked male. He is seeking his 10th Wimbledon final (7-2)
- The 28-year old Murray snapped Great Britain’s 77-year drought at Wimbledon by winning in 2013. He also won the US Open in 2012.
Breakfast at Wimbledon starts the day at 7 a.m., hosted by Hannah Storm at 7 a.m. Highlights:
- Host Hannah Storm interviews Hall of Famer and Djokovic coach Boris Becker – 30 years after his first of three Wimbledon championships at age 17, still the youngest ever – who reflects on his legacy at Wimbledon, how winning so young effected his life, and how it’s different to be a coach at Wimbledon.
- Greg Garber takes a light-hearted visit to Wimbledon’s famous Queue – where the public stays in line, even overnight, in hopes of getting a ticket, even if it’s only to watch tennis on TV on Henman Hill.
- A review of the Ladies’ Semifinals and a look ahead at the Serena Williams – Garbine Muguruza final.
- A preview of the day’s matches.
- Live reports from around the grounds from Tom Rinaldi and LZ Granderson.
“ESPN3 Surround” is offered for the semifinals and championships, a separate feed with three boxes – the primary TV view, plus two more, each focusing on one player.
ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon – from first ball to the trophies – will climax with the Ladies’ Championship on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 12. ABC will present three-hour encore presentations of the Championships on the day they take place, July 11 and 12, at 3 p.m.
ESPN & WIMBLEDON 2015
|Fri, July 10 –
Sun, July 12
|6:30 a.m.||All TV Courts (up to 15), all day;
|Fri, July 10||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinals
No. 1 Djokovic vs. No. 21 Gasquet
No. 2 Federer vs. No. 3 Murray
|Sat, July 11||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Ladies’ Championship||ESPN||Live|
|3 – 6 p.m.||Ladies’ Championship||ABC||Encore|
|Sun, July 12||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Championship||ESPN||Live|
|3 – 6 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Championship||ABC||Encore|