Wimbledon 2019: How to Watch Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams Second-round Matches, Start Times, Live Stream

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are all in action today in the second round at Wimbledon.

Federer takes on Britain's Jay Clarke, who is ranked 169 in the world, on Court One. The eight-time champion looked uncharacteristically sluggish in his first set against South African debutant Lloyd Harris, but then recovered to comfortably win 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Nadal also endured a slow start, losing the first 11 points against Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita before cruising to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win. The Spaniard will take on Nick Kyrgios in the second round in a match that is unlikely to be dull.

The Australian described the 18-time Grand Slam winner as "super salty" in a podcast recently, while Nadal suggested the 24-year-old lacked respect after he beat him in Acapulco, Mexico, earlier this year.

Kyrgios lived up to his firebrand reputation in his first-round encounter against fellow Australian Jordan Thompson by throwing a series of tantrums aimed at both the crowd and the chair umpire, before describing himself as "an absolute lunatic."

He eventually came through in five sets and for all his extravagant—and at times downright petulant—behavior he could be a tricky customer for Nadal. Kyrgios is the lowest-ranked player the Spaniard has lost to at Wimbledon, when the then number 144 in the world beat him in the fourth round five years ago.

"Going into this match, he's one of the greatest tennis players of all time," Kyrgios was quoted as saying by The Guardian. "I go into that match as an unbelievable underdog. I know if I play the right type of tennis, I can have success against him. I have to come with the right attitude, I have to be willing to fight. If not, it's going to be butter for him."

Williams, meanwhile, plays Slovenian teenager Kaja Juvan as she looks to continue her quest for an eighth Wimbledon crown.

Here's everything you need to know to keep up with the action on Thursday.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory over Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day 2 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2 in London, England. TPN/Getty

Second round start time

The second round starts at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET) for both the men's and women's tournaments. However, action on Centre Court and Court One doesn't begin until 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET). Serena Williams' match against Kaja Juvan is the third and final game of the day on Court One.

TV channel

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

Live stream

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

Second round full schedule

Aside from Federer and Nadal, a host of seeded players are in action on day four. Number nine seed John Isner plays Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin on Court Three, followed by number 12 seed Fabio Fognini against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.

Number eight seed Kei Nishikori plays Britain's Cameron Norrie in the first game on Centre Court, while number 13 seed Marin Cilic takes on Portugal's Joao Sousa.

World number one Ashleigh Barty opens proceedings at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET) against Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck, while number nine seed Sloane Stephens plays China's Yafan Wang at the same time on Court Three.

Along with Williams and Stephens, another four Americans are in action today in the women's tournament.

Lauren Davis takes on defending champion Angelique Kerber on Court Two, while Amanda Anisimova plays Poland's Magda Linette on Court 12 and Taylor Townsend faces number four seed Kiki Bertens.

Unseeded Alison Riske faces Serbia's Ivana Jorovic on Court 16.

Elsewhere, 2014 winner Petra Kvitova plays France's Kristina Mladenovic on Court One and Britain's Johanna Konta, the number 19 seed, plays Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.


According to Oddschecker, Novak Djokovic remains the favorite to win the men's tournament at 10/11, followed by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 7/2 and 13/2, respectively.

Among the women, Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova are joint favorites at 4/1, followed by Serena Williams at 15/2.

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