2024 Wimbledon Day One Schedule and Preview - Monday 1 July including Alcaraz, Raducanu and Gauff

Monday, 01 July 2024 at 11:54
The schedule and Order of Play has been confirmed for Monday 1 July at Wimbledon which will see the defending champion Carlos Alcaraz, Emma Raducanu and Coco Gauff all in action.
Our preview looks ahead to Day One with the main clashes to look out from Centre Court to the outer courts, get the full picture as Wimbledon begins on Monday with two weeks of action upon us.

Alcaraz, Raducanu and Gauff lead Centre Court

The picks have made with some that might divide opinion. But as is tradition, one pick is undisputed as Carlos Alcaraz will lead the tournament as the men's defending champion. As ever it is the men's champion that opens it up and so Marketa Vondrousova will have that honour on Tuesday.
Alcaraz will face off against Mark Lajal who has gone through qualifying in what is a good draw for the Spaniard. He has only played one tournament since winning Roland Garros. He lost out to Jack Draper at Queen's in what wasn't a bad defeat. Given that Alcaraz spent the week partying in Ibiza beforehand, he can be forgiven for not giving his Wimbledon preparation the whole nine yards after toiling away in Paris on clay for two weeks.
But he will be one of the favourites to regain his title at the end of the two weeks with Novak Djokovic for instance injured and so big question marks emerge about him. Jannik Sinner who will also begin his tournament on Monday is likely his biggest challenger and they will play basically at the same time at the race to see who will finish quicker.
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Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic 12 months ago in the final and starts his campaign on Monday.
While the debate of whether or whether not Emma Raducanu would get Centre Court was answered with the Brit being given the spotlight once again which will divide opinion as ever. As one of Britain's main hopes and also commercially viable stars, it is now shock realistically.
She will face off against Ekaterina Alexandrova on Monday afternoon in a game which won't be easy and will be one where she could flourish or fall flat on her face. Alexandrova is no mug and has prowess winning a lot of titles on grass so despite not going in as favourite, she will likely be picked by many over the home hero. Raducanu has shown green shoots though with a semi-final and Quarter-Final in Nottingham and Eastbourne respectively.
Coco Gauff also has traditionally played on Centre Court while at Wimbledon since she was an emerging teenager. With ESPN having major coverage from the tournament, it is no shock either. She faces Caroline Dolehide in an all-American clash. Also it goes against usual convention which usually sees two ATP clashes on the main court. But it has often spelt issues for the tournament with curfew not being adhered to and late finishes. With the glare of other Grand Slams also having scheduling woes, Wimbledon likely will have one eye on not having the same issues.

Sinner, Sabalenka headline other courts

The scheduling will come under question due to the World No.1 Jannik Sinner being thrust onto No.1 Court as a result. He is last up against Yannick Hanfmann with Matteo Berrettini potentially awaiting in the second round.
Daniil Medvedev opens proceedings up against Aleksandar Kovacevic. While Aryna Sabalenka as World No.3 also doesn't get the Centre Court spotlight. Perhaps these two in particular weren't expecting to be there. With Iga Swiatek, Novak Djokovic and Marketa Vondrousova all starting Tuesday, that will be a more interesting choice.
World No.1 Jannik Sinner has been relegated to Court 1 as a result of the picks.
World No.1 Jannik Sinner has been relegated to Court 1 as a result of the picks.
Elsewhere, Victoria Azarenka faces Sloane Stephens and Naomi Osaka takes on Diane Parry. Casper Ruud of hating grass and would rather play golf fame will face off against Alex Bolt. Tommy Paul, Jasmine Paolini, Maria Sakkari, Mirra Andreeva and Bianca Andreescu are among those who play on the outside courts.
As ever, 11:00am starts proceedings on the outside courts. 13:00 and 13:30 start the Show Courts respectively meaning that by the time Alcaraz opens up the showcourts, some matches will already be finished.

Wimbledon order of play - Monday 1 July

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) [3] vs Mark Lajal (EST) 1
Ekaterina Alexandrova [22] vs Emma Raducanu (GBR) 2
Caroline Dolehide (USA) vs Coco Gauff (USA) [2] 3
Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) vs Daniil Medvedev [5] 1
Emina Bektas (USA) vs Aryna Sabalenka [3] 2
Jannik Sinner (ITA) [1] vs Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 3
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [10] vs Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 1
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs Charles Broom (GBR) 2
Naomi Osaka (JPN) vs Diane Parry (FRA) 3
Victoria Azarenka [16] vs Sloane Stephens (USA) 4
Alex Bolt (AUS) vs Casper Ruud (NOR) [8] 1
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) [7] vs Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 2
Martina Trevisan (ITA) vs Madison Keys (USA) [12] 3
Tommy Paul (USA) [12] vs Pedro Martinez (ESP) 4
McCartney Kessler (USA) vs Maria Sakkari (GRE) [9] 1
Matteo Berrettini (ITA) vs Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 2
Botic van de Zandschulp (NED) vs Liam Broady (GBR) 3
Brenda Fruhvirtova (CZE) vs Mirra Andreeva [24] 4
Greet Minnen (BEL) vs Heather Watson (GBR) 1
Gael Monfils (FRA) vs Adrian Mannarino (FRA) [22] 2
Qinwen Zheng (CHN) [8] vs Lulu Sun (NZL) 3
Mattia Bellucci (ITA) vs Ben Shelton (USA) [14] 4
Court 4 - 11:00 START
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) [28] vs Nadia Podoroska (ARG) 1
Marta Kostyuk (UKR) [18] vs Rebecca Sramkova (SVK) 2
Zizou Bergs (BEL) vs Arthur Cazaux (FRA) 3
Sara Errani (ITA) vs Linda Noskova (CZE) [26] 4
Court 5 - 11:00 START
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) vs Varvara Gracheva (FRA) 1
Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) [32] vs Maxime Janvier (FRA) 2
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) vs Yafan Wang (CHN) 3
Mariano Navone (ARG) [31] vs Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 4
Court 6 - 11:00 START
Cristian Garin (CHI) vs Juncheng Shang (CHN) 1
Alexandre Muller (FRA) vs Hugo Gaston (FRA) 2
Donna Vekic (CRO) vs Xiyu Wang (CHN) 3
Court 7 - 11:00 START
Borna Coric (CRO) vs Felipe Meligeni Alves (BRA) 1
Arantxa Rus (NED) vs Yue Yuan (CHN) 2
Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) vs Sebastian Ofner (AUT) 3
Court 8 - 11:00 START
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) vs Fabian Marozsan (HUN) 1
Nao Hibino (JPN) vs Elise Mertens (BEL) 2
Eva Lys (GER) vs Clara Burel (FRA) 3
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs Maximilian Marterer (GER) 4
Court 9 - 11:00 START
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs Lin Zhu (CHN) 1
Olga Danilovic (SRB) vs Anca Todoni (ROU) 2
Lloyd Harris (RSA) vs Alex Michelsen (USA) 3
Otto Virtanen (FIN) vs Max Purcell (AUS) 4
Court 10 - 11:00 START
Pavel Kotov vs Jordan Thompson (AUS) 1
Daria Saville (AUS) vs Peyton Stearns (USA) 2
Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) vs Yuliia Starodubtseva (UKR) 3
Sumit Nagal (IND) vs Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 4
Court 14 - 11:00 START
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) [19] vs Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 1
Daria Kasatkina [14] vs Shuai Zhang (CHN) 2
Karolina Pliskova (CZE) vs Diana Shnaider 3
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) vs Tallon Griekspoor (NED) [27] 4
Court 15 - 11:00 START
Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) vs Frances Tiafoe (USA) [29] 1
Alexander Shevchenko (KAZ) vs Ugo Humbert (FRA) [16] 2
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) [29] vs Sonay Kartal (GBR) 3
Bianca Andreescu (CAN) vs Jaqueline Cristian (ROU) 4
Court 16 - 11:00 START
Dominik Koepfer (GER) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA) 1
Daniel Altmaier (GER) vs Arthur Fery (GBR) 2
Tamara Korpatsch (GER) vs Yuriko Lily Miyazaki (GBR) 3
Qiang Wang (CHN) vs Emma Navarro (USA) [19]
Court 17 - 11:00 START
Taylor Townsend (USA) vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova [25] 1
Sebastian Baez (ARG) [18] vs Brandon Nakashima (USA) 2
Jakub Mensik (CZE) vs Alexander Bublik (KAZ) [23] 3
Paula Badosa (ESP) vs Karolina Muchova (CZE)

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