The 2018 Wimbledon Championships are here and, as everybody frantically prepares enough Pimms and strawberries to last the next fortnight, you can get in the mood for tennis with the tournament’s Official Playlist on Spotify.
With smash hits from the likes of Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Liam Payne, Sigala, Sigma, Slaves, Martin Solveig and many more, including the classic theme tune ‘Wimbledon‘ by Keith Mansfield, you, like the superstars of the game, can get pumped for the big matches this summer.
The Official Wimbledon Playlist will be updated daily with TV uses from the BBC’s coverage.
So whether you’re fortunate enough to get court-side, on Henman Hill (Murray Mount) or watching on TV in the comfort of your own home, make this your soundtrack to one of the most famous and historic sporting events on the planet.
Unfortunately for us Brits, two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has ruled himself out of the Championships, after admitting the thought of playing five-set matches soon after his comeback from hip surgery is “too soon”.
That means defending champion Roger Federer is favourite to reclaim his crown, though we are sure world number one Rafael Nadal could give the Swiss legend a run for his money this July, whilst German gem Alexander Zverev, 21, could be a dark horse for the tournament, despite being knocked out in the fourth round last year.
In the women’s draw, 2017 winner Garbine Muguruza is only third favourite this summer to defender her Wimbledon crown, despite defeating Venus Williams in straight sets last time out at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Hotly tipped to be crowned champion is world number eight Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic, having won the Championships in 2011 and 2014, meanwhile seven-time champion Serena Williams is second favourite despite missing last year’s tournament as she was pregnant with her first child.
With Johanna Konta, Kyle Edmund, Heather Watson, Katy Dunne, Liam Broady, Katie Swan, Jay Clarke, Cameron Norrie, Gabriella Taylor, Harriet Dart, Katie Boulter and Naomi Broady all flying the British flag this fortnight, with all 12 players kick starting their Wimbledon Championships today and tomorrow, #BackTheBrits with The Official British Tennis Playlist on Spotify and Deezer.
Music plays a massive part in the British game. This playlist soundtracks the indoor events at LTA & Davis Cup Events, plus the players walk on music and warm up tracks!
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain whose focus is to develop participation growth to help more people play tennis.