Djokovic vs Rublev live stream: How to watch Wimbledon quarter-final tennis online for free

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If this is to be Andrey Rublev's long-awaited grand slam moment, he's going to have to do it the hard way. Novak Djokovic is set to face the Russian on Centre Court today. Djokovic vs Rublev will be one of the first of the men's quarter-finals and is expected to start at around 10 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. BST.

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 Djokovic vs Rublev live streams from anywhere with a VPN.

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► Date: Today (Tuesday, July 11)
► Time: Second on Centre Court (estimated to be around 10 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. BST)
► FREE LIVE STREAMS BBC iPlayer (U.K.)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV
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No.7 seed Rublev, who hwasn't allowed to compete at Wimbledon last year, has endeared himself to the crowd with some heroic shot-making. His diving winner to set up match point against Alexander Bublik was one of the most memorable highlights of the championship so far – possibly even the shot of the tournament.

He'd do well to get the crowd on his side for this clash against the defending champion. Djokovic's victory over world No.18 Hubert Hurkacz yesterday was, get this, his 43rd in a row on Centre Court, an astonishing run that stretches all the way back to 2014.

There's an equally mind-bending but slightly less uplifting stat about Rublev too. Despite long tipped for the top, the 25-year-old has never progressed beyond the quarter-finals stage of any grand slam. He's played seven previous quarter-finals and lost them all.

It's a barely comprehensible feat considering his near-continuous presence in the top 10 over the past few years. Until he gets over the block, he won't be viewed as a serious threat for major titles. Something that can't be said for Djokovic, whose masterful performances over the past week have once again made him the outright favorite for the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy.

Make sure to catch all the Wimbledon action by tuning into a Djokovic vs Rublev live stream. Scroll down for details.

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How to watch Djokovic vs Rublev 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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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.

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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 Djokovic vs Rublev live stream.

How to watch Djokovic vs Rublev 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 clash featuring Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev.

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.

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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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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, Djokovic vs Rublev, 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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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 Djokovic vs Rublev 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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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.