Alcaraz vs Medvedev live stream: How to watch Wimbledon semi-final tennis online for free

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One of Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev will reach a first Wimbledon final once the final ball is struck in what promises to be a titanic clash in the last four at SW19. The world numbers one and three were drawn to meet at this stage and so it has come to pass, their baseline aggression and increasingly comfortable grass-court play shining throughout. Make sure you don't miss today's Alcaraz vs Medvedev live stream by reading on below.

Wimbledon is airing for FREE in some countries. But don't worry if you're on holiday while it's on because you can watch Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams: TV schedule, dates

► Date: Today (Friday, July 14)
► Time: Second on Centre Court (estimated to be around 11 a.m. EDT / 4 p.m. BST)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV
► Watch anywhereTry ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Carlos Alcaraz's stated aim before Wimbledon 2023 began was to meet Novak Djokovic in the final. He's now one match from achieving just that. The Spanish top seed returned to world number one after taking the title at Queen's and has continued his much-improved grass-court form into the All England Club, beating Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round and sixth seed Holger Rune in the last eight with particularly impressive showings.

The 20-year-old's 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4 destruction of Rune was especially ruthless after a tight first set. His savage hitting from the back of the court is testament to the hard work he puts in off it. Maintain that form and it's hard to see how even one of the finest counterpunchers in tennis can take the racket out of Alcaraz's hand.

Daniil Medvedev is yet to face a seed in his maiden run to the Wimbledon semi-finals, but the Russian has shown he is becoming increasingly comfortably out on the green stuff.

The 27-year-old may be a little disappointed that he has to vacate a Court One that has served him well – each of his five matches in 2023 have come on that court – with the unique pressures of Centre now set to enter his thinking.

Medvedev, a former US Open champion, like his opponent, went the distance in his quarter-final against Christopher Eubanks and will have to shake off the aches of that epic if he's to return Alcaraz's ferocity and excellent movement. Medvedev's flat hitting, however, should skid low on the grass and provide a different look to that which the Spaniard has been afforded thus far.

Alcaraz and Medvedev have met just twice before. Their head-to-head record stands at one win each, with Alcaraz winning 6-3, 6-2 in the final of Indian Wells earlier this year. Medvedev, however, has the advantage of a past win at Wimbledon over Alcaraz under his belt, with a straight sets dismantling the Spaniard, then 18, in the second round two years ago.

Make sure to catch all the Wimbledon action by tuning into an Alcaraz vs Medvedev live stream. Scroll down for details.

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How to watch Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams for FREE in 2023

If you're lucky enough to live in the U.K. then you can look forward to a FREE Alcaraz vs Medvedev live stream in 2023.

That's because the free-to-air BBC and BBC iPlayer has the rights to the action and will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of Wimbledon 2023. 

But what if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't at home for a particular Wimbledon live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

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How to watch the 2023 Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams from anywhere with a VPN

A VPN, or virtual private network, makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could watch Wimbledon – including the Alcaraz vs Medvedev live stream – on BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch the Alcaraz vs Medvedev live stream.

How to watch Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams in the US

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Tennis fans in the U.S. will want ESPN to catch the Wimbledon live streams, including today's quarter-final round clash featuring Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev.

The cable service will have extensive coverage from the All England Lawn Tennis Club on ESPN, ESPN2 and the ESPN Plus streaming service, while ABC will also broadcast some live matches. In total, there'll be 1,500 hours of action across all 18 courts, plus highlights and more.

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as some of the best cable TV alternatives, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV. The Sling Orange package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering new subscribers a $20 discount for the first month

Tennis Channel is available on both Sling TV (with the Sport Extra add-on) and Fubo.

Fubo costs $75 per month for 166 channels and includes ESPN and the Tennis Channel. It also offer a 7-day free trial.


Sling TV offers two packages, costing from $40 a month. The Sling Orange option comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN. Sling Blue ($45 a month) has the Tennis Channel if you add Sports Extra for $11/month more. Either way, Sling is currently offering a tempting discount off your first month.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. Prices start from $75 a month, which includes dozens of sports channels such as ESPN and the Tennis Channel. Better still, new users get a 7-day free trial.

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch Wimbledon live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. And if, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN.

How to watch the 2023 Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams in the UK

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British tennis lovers also have a couple of options to watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams. For starters, Alcaraz vs Medvedev, along with the rest of the tournament, will air for FREE on BBC and BBC iPlayer.

There'll be comprehensive coverage every day, with host Clare Balding ably supported by Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Pat Cash and other former stars.

BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer will have live action from the tournament from 11 a.m. BST each day, plus there'll be up to 18 courts to choose from on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

As well as airing on BBC, Wimbledon highlights will be shown each night on Discovery Plus and Eurosport. Both BBC and Discovery Plus/Eurosport will show the men's and women's finals.

Going on holiday this week or next? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams in Canada

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Canadians can get all the Wimbledon action on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If you've cut the cord, you can currently try out the brand new TSN Plus streaming service for free. 

Or you can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $19.99 (CAD) a month or $199.90 per year.

Not at home right now? Use ExpressVPN or another VPN service to trick your device into thinking you're still in Canada.

How to watch the Alcaraz vs Medvedev live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch the 2023 Wimbledon live streams on Channel Nine, which means the big games such as Alcaraz vs Medvedev will also air on the on-demand service 9Now.

That's great news wherever you are, because 9Now is available for free if an Australian postcode. Aussies who aren't in the country right now will simply need to sign up to a VPN such as ExpressVPN in order to watch all the action as if they were back home.

However, 9Now won't have every single match — so to watch it all, ad-free and in up to 4K resolution, you'll need a subscription to Stan Sport.

Stan costs a very reasonable $20 AUD per month ($10 for a standard subscription and $10 for the Sport add-on). A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform — and the good news is that the Sport add-on also has a 7-day FREE trial.

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Andy Murray

Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.