Into the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2011, World No. 1 Rafael Nadal looks to continue his run at the All-England Club when he takes on Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday in London.
In the United States, the match is scheduled to start around 11 a.m. ET (starts after Djokovic vs Nishikori, which starts at 8 a.m. ET) and will be broadcast on ESPN. But if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still easily watch the match live (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including all of the ESPN channels (ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U and ESPNews). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the match on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
Additionally, if you aren’t able to watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to record the match if you want.
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the match live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Additionally, if you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on when signing up for your free trial.
The match can also be watched on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
After yet another dominant run on the clay, Nadal has looked good thus far on the grass in England. He has yet to drop a set through four wins en route to his first Wimbledon quarterfinal since 2011, and the longest match was just two hours and 23 minutes against Mikhail Kukushkin in the second round.
As for Del Potro, he was rolling along fairly easily in London before running into Gilles Simon in the Round of 16. The 29-year-old Argentina native was able to advance with a four-set victory, but it was a back-and-forth grind that lasted nearly four-and-a-half hours and didn’t end until Tuesday.
“I’m very proud to be in the last eight players of this tournament,” del Potro said. “Everybody wants to be there and I’m excited to keep going. I like to keep surprising myself in every tournament. Everybody knows the favorites are Roger and Rafa. But the other six players are fighting for that big goal as well. It could be a surprise this year. You never know.”
This is just the second time in del Potro’s career he has advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, previously making it to the semis before losing in five sets to Novak Djokovic in 2013.
Nadal and del Potro have met 14 times, with the Spaniard owning the 9-5 advantage. Nadal has won both head-to-head matchups on grass (2007 Queen’s and 2011 Wimbledon), and he also won the most recent matchup, taking down del Potro in four sets in the US Open semifinals last year.
Source: Heavy Sports