BBC to serve up fortnight of Wimbledon highlights
James R | On 12, Jun 2020
BBC One will be serving up a volley of Wimbledon highlights this summer.
With the annual tennis tournament cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, BBC Sport will instead be looking back at competitions past with more than 50 hours of programming over the court of two weeks.
Sue Barker will host Wimbledon 2020 each weeknight from The All England Lawn Tennis Club, while Clare Balding will present Wimbledon Rewind each week day on BBC Two. Andy Murray’s Greatest Hits will showcase remarkable career highlights, while the top ten men’s and women’s finals will be counted down in Wimbledon: The Greatest Final.
Special documentary One Day will offer a look back at 14th July 2019, which saw one of the most incredible Wimbledon men’s final matches of all time and the England men’s cricket team winning the World Cup for the first time ever.
Throughout Wimbledon fortnight, the BBC Sport website will stream coverage while hosting a series of votes for the public to have their say, including selecting the top ten Wimbledon finals to ever take place. Bespoke video and written content will be available daily alongside a mixture of fun quizzes and features to keep tennis fans entertained.
Director of Sport, Barbara Slater says: “Whilst there will be no live play this year, we’re looking forward to bringing plenty of Wimbledon action to tennis fans this summer. Incredible victories, crushing defeats and expert comment and opinions from our tennis teams will combine for a fortnight of entertainment.”
Kicking off on 28th June, the line-up will run until 12th July. Here’s what’s being served up:
Wimbledon 2020 – Weeknights (8pm, BBC Two)
From 29th June, Wimbledon 2020 will see Sue Barker joined by legends of The Championships to look back on some of its highlights. The one-hour show will see Tim Henman and Boris Becker join Sue in the studio with John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova adding their thoughts via video link. Current players will also share their reflections on life away from competition.
Alongside the fun and analysis, viewers will have their chance to get involved with online votes, quiz questions and even the chance to send in their attempts at trick shots for review.
Wimbledon Rewind – Weekdays (1.45pm, BBC Two)
Clare Balding will take viewers back in time to some of The Championships’ most memorable matches. Over three hours, Clare will revisit some of the classics including the women’s 1969 final between Ann Jones and Billie Jean King, Boris Becker v Kevin Curren in 1985, the men’s final between Goran Ivanisevic and Andre Agassi in 1992 and the women’s 2012 final between Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska.
Kicking things off, fans can relive the excitement of the 2019 Championships and that epic men’s final with Wimbledon 2019 Review on 28th June from 12.05pm on BBC Two.
Andy Murray’s Greatest Hits – 4th, 5th July (BBC One)
Sue Barker will look back at the remarkable career of one of Britain’s greatest sportsmen. Highlights include the 2013 Wimbledon Final when he became the first British male player to win the Wimbledon singles in 77 years as well as both of his dramatic victories in the London and Rio Olympic Games. Andy Murray’s Greatest Hits will air on 4th July at 1.15pm and 5th July at 2pm.
Wimbledon: The Greatest Final – 11th July (BBC One)One Day – 12th July (7pm, BBC One)
This documentary offers a look back at 14th July 2019, which saw one of the most incredible Wimbledon men’s final matches of all time and the England men’s cricket team winning the World Cup for the first time ever. Relive the tense five hour back and forth between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer and the electrifying moment the England men’s cricket team stormed to victory against New Zealand.