Wimbledon 2019: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Tournament Seeds and Odds

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are again the men to beat as the second Grand Slam tournament of the season gets underway at Wimbledon on Monday.

Despite being on the wrong side of their 30s, the trio have shared the last 10 Grand Slam titles and their domination extends way past that in the leafy West London suburb. Aside from Andy Murray's two triumphs in 2013 and 2016, one of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic has won the tournament in the last 16 years.

To find a different winner, one has to go back all the way to 2002, when Australia's Lleyton Hewitt defeated Argentina's David Nalbandian in straight sets.

Federer believes that the trio's sustained brilliance had been mutually beneficial. "We pushed each other to greater heights, to improve maybe Rafa's grass, Novak's hard courts, my clay," the Swiss player told BBC Sports.

"I think we definitely became better because of one another."

Here's everything you need to know about the 133rd edition of the Grand Slam's oldest tournament.

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Novak Djokovic from Serbia holds the winning trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson from South Africa in the Men's Singles Final of the 2018 Wimbledon Tournament at Wimbledon on July 15 in London, England. Simon Bruty/Any Chance/Getty

When is Wimbledon?

The tournament begins on Monday, July 1 and runs for two weeks. The women's singles championship final is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, with the men's singles championship final taking place the following day.

TV channel

The tournament will broadcast exclusively across ESPN channels, with coverage beginning at 6 a.m. ET on Monday on both ESPN and ESPN+, ending at 4:30 p.m. ET on the former and at 3 p.m. ET on the latter.

The schedule will remain unchanged throughout the first three rounds. From Monday, July 8, coverage will begin at 8 a.m. ET on both ESPN and ESPN2 and will run until 4 p.m. ET on the former and until 2 p.m. on the latter.

Live stream

Fans can watch the action online via the WatchESPN app and on ESPN.com.

Who are the top seeds?

World number one Novak Djokovic is the player to beat among the men, as he bids to defend his title as he did in 2015. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the number two and number three seeds, despite the fact the Spaniard is above the Swiss player in the ATP rankings.

That is due to the fact the tournament uses its own formula to develop seedings, unlike all the other sanctioned tournaments which rely on the ATP rankings.

Among the women, world number one Ashleigh Barty is the top seed, followed by Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

When are the big guns playing?

Novak Djokovic begins the defense of his title at 8 a.m. ET on Monday when he takes on Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Roger Federer makes his debut Tuesday against South African debutant Lloyd Harris, while Nadal takes on Japan's Yuichi Sugita.

Among the women, number two seed Naomi Osaka takes on Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan on Monday, while Ashleigh Barty faces China's Saisai Zheng on Tuesday.

Odds

Unsurprisingly, Novak Djokovic is the bookmakers' choice to win the tournament. According to BetOnline, the Serb is a 27/20 favorite (+135 in moneyline terms), followed by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 3/1 and 11/2 respectively.

Ashleigh Barty is a 5/1 favorite to win her first Wimbledon crown, followed by the defending champion Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams both at 8/1 and Karolina Pliskova at 9/1.

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