It is a three-year extension to the pair’s current deal.

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The BBC and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have agreed a three-year extension to their broadcast deal, taking it to after the 2027 Wimbledon tournament.

This keeps the event free-to-air in the UK, and means it will continue to be broadcast across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC online, BBC iPlayer and on BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 live sports extra.

The extension means that Wimbledon will celebrate 85 years on the BBC in 2022, and will have 100 years on BBC Radio in 2027.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport said: “Wimbledon has a special place in the hearts of the nation and with this extension we can continue our longstanding and valued partnership with the All England Club. Wimbledon on the BBC will continue to bring the nation must-see sporting moments free-to-air captivating audiences of all ages.”

Mick Desmond, AELTC Commercial & Media Director, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have extended our historic partnership. The BBC is as synonymous with Wimbledon as strawberries and cream, and enables us to reach all corners of the UK through their outstanding production and network of platforms. We are really looking forward to continuing to take this relationship from strength to strength, and celebrating 100 years together in 2027.”

The 2021 edition of Wimbledon is currently underway, with today seeing the men’s semi-finals, Denis Shapovalov vs. Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini vs. Hubert Hurkacz. Tomorrow, the women’s final will be played between Karolina Pliskova and Ashleigh Barty.