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Wimbledon 2024: Here’s how to watch on TV, betting odds and more you should know

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LONDON (AP) — Get caught up at Wimbledon with a guide that tells you everything you need to know about how to watch the grass-court Grand Slam tennis tournament, what the betting odds are, what the schedule is and more:

How to watch Wimbledon on TV

— In the U.S.: Tennis Channel, ESPN.

— Other countries are listed here.

Betting favorites for the U.S. Open

Carlos Alcaraz has been installed as a slight early favorite to win a third consecutive Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, listed at +165, according to BetMGM Sportsbook. Jannik Sinner, who will remain at No. 1 in the ATP rankings despite losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, is the second choice at +175, followed by Novak Djokovic at +188. Djokovic will be the defending champion in New York, where play begins on Aug. 26. The women’s favorite at the U.S. Open is No. 1 Iga Swiatek (+275), the 2022 champion, followed by Aryna Sabalenka (+300). Defending champion Coco Gauff is at +500, with four-time major winner Naomi Osaka the fourth choice at +600.

What happened in the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday?

Defending Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win a second consecutive title at the All England Club. Alcaraz’s 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory on Sunday was much easier than his five-set win against Djokovic in the 2023 final. The 21-year-old Alcaraz earned his fourth Grand Slam title overall; no man has ever won more before turning 22. Alcaraz also prevented the 37-year-old Djokovic from claiming an eighth Wimbledon championship to tie Roger Federer for the men’s record. A Djokovic victory also would have given him his 25th Grand Slam singles trophy to break a tie with Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. Djokovic had knee surgery last month.

The tennis schedule

— July 27 to Aug. 4: Tennis competition at the Paris Olympics

— Aug. 26 to Sept. 8: U.S. Open in New York

A quiz about Wimbledon

Try your hand at the AP’s quiz about Wimbledon.

What you need to read about tennis and Wimbledon

Here are stories to catch up with what is happening in tennis:

— Carlos Alcaraz, still just 21, wins Wimbledon again for his fourth Slam title

— Novak Djokovic vows to get better and contend at the Olympics and U.S. Open

— Maybe Barbora Krejcikova will start to believe in herself after winning Wimbledon

— Wimbledon has started handing out participation trophies to players

— The injuries are adding up in the latter stages at the All England Club

— After so many Wimbledon 5-setters, Novak Djokovic would be OK with best-of-3 in early rounds

— Even the best of the best in tennis get nervous before the first round of a Slam

— Wimbledon’s qualifying rounds are the tournament before the tournament

— Coco Gauff can’t get a new game plan and loses to Emma Navarro in the fourth round

— No. 1 Iga Swiatek goes from a French Open title to a third-round exit at Wimbledon

— Naomi Osaka’s agency has signed 15-year-old Australian tennis player Cooper Kose

Numbers to know about Wimbledon

4-0 — Carlos Alcaraz’s record in Grand Slam finals; Roger Federer, at 7-0, is the only man to get off to a better start to a career in the professional era.

3 — The number of men to win multiple Wimbledon titles before turning 22, now that Carlos Alcaraz joined Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg in that category.

What was said at Wimbledon?

“I have to keep growing up and keep improving.” — Carlos Alcaraz.

“In the face of adversity, normally I rise and I learn and get stronger.” — Novak Djokovic.

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