The French Open is wrapping up and there are all kinds of shake ups in the world of Tennis. The biggest story right now is the inflamed tendon sheath in Rafael Nadal’s left wrist, which caused him to drop out in the third round of the French Open, and leaves his participation in Wimbledom up in the air.
We’ll know Nadal’s status soon enough, but in the meantime, there’s plenty of other terrific tennis players in Wimbledon to keep the tournament exciting. Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and her current French Open foe Garbine Muguruza, and who knows? Maybe Roger Federer has another late career triumph in him. It’s never wise to rule him out.
But enough speculating. You’re here because you need to know how you can watch Wimbledon live. Well, with our advice, plus plentiful and excellent VPN affiliates and our peerless open source DD-WRT and Tomato routers, you’ll be able to stream Wimbledon live from anywhere in the world!
How to Stream Wimbledon Tennis Live
The first thing you need to know is who is live streaming Wimbledon tennis. And you’ve got plenty of options (in some cases, it will help to have your own cable subscription, or access to someone’s login info). So let’s get started!
The Official Wimbledon Website – There are plenty of reasons to visit the official Wimbledon website for tennis fans; highlights, extensive player profiles, schedules, stats, and much more. But it’s the live streaming we’re after here, and so far as we call tell, the official Wimbledon website will be available to all visitors starting on June 27th, the first day of the tournament.
WatchESPN – The day may soon come when ESPN offers their WatchESPN streaming channel as a standalone app. We’re not there yet, so in the meantime, if you want to enjoy their extensive Wimbledon coverage, you’ll need a cable subscription. And you’ll need to be in America, unless you use a VPN (more on that later).
BBC iPlayer – Here’s a good one for UK ex-pats or those on lengthy vacations. If you’ve got BBC login info, you’ll be able to enjoy the BBC’s terrific tennis coverage without a problem. Again, a VPN is necessary for those outside the country.
Eurosport – This is a bit of a tricky one because it’s new. Eurosport just signed a deal with the BBC to broadcast the Wimbledon final in the UK. That said, Eurosport already broadcasts all of Wimbledon in Belgium, and just signed another deal to air Wimbledon in Russia and the Ukraine. This one does require a subscription to the Eurosport app, and you will need a VPN if you intend to stream outside of those aforementioned countries.
ABC.com – This is one of the more imperfect options, but it’s still an option, provided you’re willing to wait for replays and encore coverage several days after the fact. Plus you’ll need someone’s login info, even for basic cable. Basically, if the other routes don’t quite work for you, this is another way to go.
Stream Wimbledon Tennis Live With a VPN FlashRouter
As we mentioned above, the key to bypassing geographical web restrictions that would prevent you from enjoying the live Wimbledon stream of your choice is a good VPN service provider.
In addition to the essential security VPNs provide, they’re particularly useful when you want to freely explore the Internet, enjoying sites and services that are available in one country but not the one you happen to be in. When you log in to your VPN and pick one of their globally positioned encrypted servers, all of your online data is filtered through that server, keeping it secure.
That’s why we make a point of offering routers that are VPN-friendly. Not only are they bolstered with extra security features by third party firmwares like DD-WRT and Tomato, but our routers make VPN usage a breeze.
You can keep your old router and use it in conjunction with your new FlashRouter, giving you one local router and one dedicated VPN router. It’s called our dual router setup, and you’ll thank us when you’re switching back and forth between WatchESPN and Eurosport in Belgium with the greatest of ease.
Best Routers for Wimbledon Tennis Live Streaming
You can get a good sense of our most popular routers by checking out our recent best-sellers list, but we thought we’d highlight a few of our favorite routers for HD sports streaming. Enjoy flawless Wimbledon streaming!
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|1.4 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 8 Ports, 4 Ext Antennas||1 Ghz Broadcom Processor, 3 Ext Antennas||800 Mhz Broadcom, Wireless-AC, USB 3.0|
|Top Router Processor for Gaming & Streaming||Enhanced TomatoUSB VPN Splitter Firmware||Popular for High Speed in Smaller Homes|