Wimbledon 2019: How to Watch Nadal, Federer, Williams First Round Matches, Schedule, Live Stream

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are all in action at Wimbledon on Tuesday, as the tournament moves into its second day.

The Swiss player begins his quest for a ninth triumph in southwest London on Centre Court against South African debutant Lloyd Harris.

Nadal, meanwhile, opens his campaign by taking on Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita on Court One.

Among the women, Williams plays Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone. The bookmakers' second favorite to win an eight Wimbledon crown—and a first major since giving birth in September 2017—Serena is the only Williams sister left in the tournament after Venus was eliminated by 15-year-old Cori Gauff on Monday.

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The teenager, ranked number 313 in the world, beat Williams 6-4, 6-4 and could not contain her surprise after pulling off such a big upset.

"Honestly I don't really know how to feel," she said during her post-match press conference.

This was the first time I ever cried after a match. While winning, obviously.

"I never thought this would happen. I'm literally living my dream right now. And not many people get to say that. I'm just happy that Wimbledon gave me the opportunity to play."

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Williams wasn't the only high-profile casualty on day one, as world number two Naomi Osaka lost in straight sets to Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva. In the men's tournament, two of the game's great promises—Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas—were eliminated.

Zverev, the number six seed, lost in four sets to qualifier Jiri Vesely, currently ranked number 124 in the world. Tsitsipas, meanwhile, lost in five sets to Italy's Thomas Fabbiano.

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

Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal of Spain practices before the start of The Championships Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29 in London, England. TPN/Getty

First round start time

Defending women's champion Angelique Kerber opens proceedings on Centre Court on Tuesday, when she takes on fellow German Tatjana Maria at 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET).

Federer's match against Harris will be next, followed by Williams's tournament debut.

Over on Court One, women's world number one Ashleigh Barty begins her tournament against China's Zheng Saisai at 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET).

The pair will be followed by Britain's Johanna Konta taking on Romania's Ana Bogdan, before Nadal plays Sugita.

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.

First round full schedule

Aside from Federer, Nadal and Williams, there's plenty of action on Tuesday.

Number five seed Dominic Thiem faces Sam Querrey, while number nine seed John Isner takes on Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud. Number eight seed Key Nishikori plays Brazil's Thiago Monteiro, while number 13 seed Marin Cilic faces France's Adrian Mannarino.

In the women's tournament, number nine seed Sloane Stephens plays Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, while 2004 winner Maria Sharapova plays France's Pauline Parmentier.

Number four seed Kiki Bertens takes on Mandy Minella, while two-time winner Petra Kvitova faces Tunisia's Ons Jabeur.


Unsurprisingly, Federer, Nadal and Williams are overwhelming favorites to progress. The Swiss is 1/41 to beat Harris, while the Spaniard and the American are 1/16 to win their respective matches.

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