Wimbledon 2024: Here’s how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

Coco Gauff of the United States plays a backhand return to Anca Todoni of Romania during their match on day three at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

LONDON (AP) — Get caught up at Wimbledon with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about how to watch the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more:

How to watch Wimbledon on TV

— In the U.S.: Tennis Channel, ESPN.

— Other countries are listed here.

Betting favorites for Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz is listed as a heavy money-line favorite at -1600 to beat Frances Tiafoe in the third round on Friday, while Tiafoe is at +750, according to BetMGM Sportsbook. Alcaraz, the defending champion, and Jannik Sinner, who is ranked No. 1, are listed as co-favorites for the men’s title at +190, while seven-time champ Novak Djokovic — who is coming off knee surgery — is the third choice at +300. No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek and No. 2 Coco Gauff are listed as the co-favorites — both at +333 — to win the women’s championship. They could only meet each other in the final.

Who plays at Wimbledon on Friday?

Frances Tiafoe of the United States plays a backhand return to Borna Coric of Croatia during their match on day three at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

The most-anticipated match at the All England Club on Day 5 is the first match at Centre Court: Carlos Alcaraz vs. Frances Tiafoe. Alcaraz is the defending champion at Wimbledon and already owns three major titles at the age of 21. One of those came at the 2022 U.S. Open, where he and Tiafoe met in a memorable, highlight-filled semifinal that Alcaraz won in five sets. This one will be scheduled to start Friday at 1:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT, 8:30 a.m. EDT). The two are pals away from the court and exchanged some playful trash talk after their second-round victories on Wednesday, when they set up this rematch. Next in the main stadium will be No. 9 Maria Sakkari against 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu, followed by No. 1 Jannik Sinner against Miomir Kecmanovic. No. 2 seed Coco Gauff will take on British qualifier Sonay Kartal in the day’s last match at No. 1 Court, which could begin at around 5:30 p.m. (1630 GMT, 12:30 p.m. EDT).

What happened at Wimbledon on Wednesday?

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain celebrates after defeating Aleksandar Vukic of Australia during their match on day three at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

Andy Murray’s farewell tour at the All England Club began in earnest. He and his brother, Jamie, lost in the first round of men’s doubles at Centre Court. That was followed by a tribute to Murray, who won two of his three Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon — in 2013 and 2016 — and also collected one of his two Olympics gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics, which held the tennis competition at the All England Club. Murray still is entered in mixed doubles; he withdrew from singles because he had surgery to remove a cyst from his spine less that two weeks ago. Winners on Thursday included Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, but No. 5 Jessica Pegula lost and No. 7 Hubert Hurkacz had to quit after injuring his knee while diving for a shot.

The Wimbledon schedule

— Friday and Saturday: Third Round (Women and Men)

— Sunday and Monday: Fourth Round (Women and Men)

— Tuesday and Wednesday: Quarterfinals (Women and Men)

— July 11: Women’s Semifinals

Emma Raducanu of Britain plays a forehand return to Elise Mertens of Belgium during their match on day three at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Wednesday, July 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

— July 12: Men’s Semifinals

— July 13: Women’s Final

— July 14: Men’s Final

A quiz about Wimbledon

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What you need to read about tennis and Wimbledon

What to read:

— Andy Murray’s Wimbledon farewell begins with a doubles loss with his brother

— Taylor Fritz beats his French opponent, then tells him to have a nice flight home

— Novak Djokovic’s knee is pain-free but his movement needs some work

— Wimbledon’s Everyman, Marcus Willis, returns to the All England Club

— Britain’s top players stick to tennis on national election day

— Emma Navarro’s mental notes help her beat former No. 1 Naomi Osaka at Wimbledon

— Even the best of the best in tennis get nervous before the first round of a Slam

— Marketa Vondrousova’s title defense is already over

— 2023 French Open runner-up Karolina Muchova is back on tour after 10 months away

— Naomi Osaka’s agency has signed 15-year-old Australian tennis player Cooper Kose

— Wimbledon’s qualifying rounds are the tournament before the tournament

Numbers to know about Wimbledon

21 — Iga Swiatek’s winning streak, making her the first woman to stay unbeaten across more than 20 matches while ranked No. 1 since Serena Williams in 2014-15.

9 — The number of comeback victories by men after trailing by two sets through the first four days of Wimbledon, equaling the Open era record for the entire tournament (1974, 1990, 1997).

What was said at Wimbledon?

“Have a nice flight home.” — Taylor Fritz, to his opponent, Arthur Rinderknech, after beating him.

“I definitely felt like I was playing better on the grass than I have in the past, but for some reason it didn’t really seem to click.” — No. 5 Jessica Pegula, after losing in the second round.