Covid-19 greatly disrupted the Wimbledon tennis tournament. But thanks to various vaccination measures and better treatment, it looks like it will be game-on next summer and the crowds will be returning to Centre Court once more.

In this post, we take a look at all your burning questions.

How Much Prize Money Will Be Available At Wimbledon 2022?

Wimbledon doesn’t usually declare prize money amounts until closer to the tournament. However, winnings tend to grow each year, slightly ahead of inflation.

Last year, men’s and women’s singles champions stood to win £1.7 million apiece. Doubles winners won £480,000, and mixed doubles winners won £100,000.

In total, Wimbledon paid tennis stars a total of £35 million. Substantial prizes are available for runners-up, and anyone who gets past the fourth round stage.

How Many People Will Attend Wimbledon In 2022?

Organisers expect that Wimbledon will operate at full capacity in June and July next year. There will be 18 courts for championship tennis, though many of these will no longer be used after the first week.

Second-week capacity is largely restricted by seating available on Centre Court, No. 1 Court and No. 2 Court.

Will Tickets Be Expensive?

How much do tickets to the Wimbledon Championships cost? It depends on where you want to watch tennis. Prices for Centre Court depend on the match and usually vary between £64 and £225. Court No. 1 sells tickets for £33 to £135 and court no. 2 is substantially less than that.

Naturally, ticket prices depend on demand. The highest prices are for the men’s singles final on Centre Court.

How Many Wimbledons Have There Been?

Wimbledon currently takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. (Not a great deal of croquet happens there these days). However, it wasn’t always that way. Wimbledon actually took place at a separate venue (not Church Road), before 1922.

That means that next year will be the 100th championship at the location. It will be the 135th overall.

Does Wimbledon Still Have A Middle Sunday?

Wimbledon’s middle Sunday will change next year. In the past, it was a necessary ‘buffer’ that organisers used to accommodate poor weather. If the forecast was rain or there were delays in the first week, the club would schedule matches for the day.

However, with the advent of court covers, that’s now changing. Matches can proceed according to schedule on the main courts. If organisers expect rain or a match to go on into the night, then they can simply draw the covers over and allow play to continue.

Who Is The Defending Champion?

The current men;s Wimbledon defending champion is Serbian Novak Djokovic. Winning at Wimbledon in 2021 was his 20th Grand Slam victory, putting him level with Roger Federer, widely regarded as being the best player of all time.

Djokovic won the Wimbledon crown after defeating Matteo Berrettini in four sets after losing the first-set tie-break.

The women’s defending champion is Ash Barty after she defeated Karolina Pliskova in three sets.