Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live stream — how to watch Wimbledon match online

Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live stream
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Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin match time

The Djokovic vs Garin live stream is set to start at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. GMT today (July 5). Match times are always estimates, though.
In the U.S., Wimbledon is split between ESPN and the Tennis Channel, and you can get both via Sling TV Orange with Sports Extra. Sling starts as low as $10 for the first month (opens in new tab) thanks to a current sale. Both networks are included with Fubo (7-day free trial) (opens in new tab).
In the U.K., it's free with BBC iPlayer, but Brits traveling abroad will need a VPN such as Express VPN (opens in new tab) to watch like they're back home.

The Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live stream is here, which is very likely to be the best test so far for the defending champ of Wimbledon's men's singles division. Djokovic is finally moving up from face-offs against those in the triple-digit rankings, and taking on the World's No. 20-ranked Cristian Garin. 

That said, Djokovic easily dismissed Garin in their previous encounter. That outing at the 2020 ATP Cup in Australia saw the World's No. 1 win in straight sets, 6-3 each. And Djokovic has already taken the first set in this match, 6-2. 

So far, Wimbledon's been a fairly uneventful outing for Djokovic. The Serbian ace knocked off the U.K.'s Jack Draper in four sets (4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2) before showing South Africa's Kevin Anderson an exit in three 6-3 sets in round 2. 

In Djokovic's third-round match-up against Denis Kudla, he won in three-sets with a tie-breaker in the third.

Garin enters this matchup without a clean win, needing five sets to top first round opponent Bernabe Zapata Miralles, and four (each) to get past Marc Polmans (round 2) and then Pedro Martínez (round 3). This is the deepest he's made it at Wimbledon, but it seems likely to be his stopping point.

Here's how to watch Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin online:

Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams in the UK are free

Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams in the U.K.

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We have reason to be jealous of U.K. fans, who will get to see Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams for free on the BBC. The match air-time is around 2:15 p.m. BST, give or take.

Where this match winds up is TBA, but options include BBC One, BBC Two and the Red Button, with BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) there for anyone who isn't near an actual TV. 

Anyone from the U.K. who wants to watch from abroad can get their hookup by using a VPN. How might you do that?

How to watch Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams with a VPN

If you've had to leave your own "bubble" -- or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout -- and you can't watch the Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, and access the same streaming services you already paid for — which is a big deal when the BBC just gives it away for free. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. 

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. 

After signing up, you just download and install Express VPN on your laptop, phone or other device and select your home location's servers. Then, just boot up the streaming service of your choice, and enjoy Wimbledon like you're back home.

Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams in the US

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In the U.S., the Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live stream is on July 5, at a TBA time. 

Wimbledon matches are on ESPN and the Tennis channel, where coverage begins daily at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT. It's unclear which channel will have this specific match, we'll update when we learn more.

If you cut the cord, you can get both channels from Sling TV (via Sling Orange with Sports Extra) or Fubo TV's entry-level package. Both are on our best streaming services list, but tennis fans who also love basketball won't want to go with Fubo, as it doesn't have TNT.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Sling TV (opens in new tab): You can get ESPN and Tennis Channel in the Sling Orange package with the Sports Extra add-on. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more.

Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams in Canada

Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams in Canada

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Tennis fans in Canada just need TSN for Novak Djokovic vs Cristian Garin live streams. The service can be subscribed to ala-carte or added to your package. TSN's streaming-only service starts at $19.99 CAD per month, a much better deal than its $4.99 CAD per day option. 

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