Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream: Time, channels and how to watch Wimbledon match free and online

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The Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream will show you the Spanish legend's next Wimbledon 2022 match as he seeks a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam title. 

Read on and we'll show you how to watch the match live from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for FREE.

Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream: HOW TO WATCH LIVE ONLINE

The Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream should start at approximately 3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT today (Thursday, June 30).
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Nadal was a serious doubt for Wimbledon not too long before the tournament started, the result of an ongoing foot injury. But the two-time champion has shown no ill effects so far and has also shaken off the rustiness of not having played on grass for three years.

His opponent is a 32-year-old Lithuanian ranked just outside the world's top 100. They've only met once before, but that game came in Melbourne at the start of this year and Nadal won in straight sets. In short, Nadal is unlikely to be unduly troubled today.

The match is second on Centre Court after the Katie Boulter vs Karolina Pliskova tie, so expect it at around 3 p.m. BST, give or take.

Can the no.2 seed make it to the third round? Read on for full details of how to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream, including where it's streaming for FREE.

Plus, don't forget to check out our 2022 Wimbledon live streams hub for today's schedule, seedings and more. 

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How to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream for FREE

If you're lucky enough to live in the U.K. then you can enjoy a FREE Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream.

That's because the free-to-air BBC and BBC iPlayer has the rights to the action and will be showing every ball, every rally and every point of the match. 

But what if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't at home for the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal 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 Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream 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 the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal 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 tennis.

How to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream in the US

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The Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN Plus as part of its extensive coverage from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. We say either, because ESPN hasn't revealed exactly which matches will air where, but it should definitely be on one or the other.

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 $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN3. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the action via the ESPN app, or on the Watch section of ESPN's website. However, you'll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions. 

ESPN Plus, meanwhile, is available via the ESPN website and many of the best streaming devices. It's also a very well-priced service as these things go, with a subscription costing just $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. 

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.


Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Orange option comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN. 


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got dozens of sports channels, including ESPN, and offers a 7-day free trial.

How to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream in the UK

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Good news — Brits will be able to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream for FREE on BBC and BBC iPlayer.

It's not yet clear which channel it will show on, but our guess would be BBC One. But you'll definitely find it on BBC iPlayer either way, as that will be showing action from all 18 courts via BBC Red Button. You'll also be able to find it on the BBC Sport website.

On holiday right now? Sign up to ExpressVPN or another VPN service and you'll be able to use the BBC iPlayer from wherever you are, so long as you have a valid TV licence.

How to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream on TSN (in English) or RSN (in French), as part of a cable TV package. If they've cut the cord, they can sign up for TSN or RDS streaming accounts for $7.99 (CAD) a day or $19.99 per month.

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 Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream in Australia

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Aussies may be able to watch the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal live stream on Channel Nine or on its on-demand service 9Now.

The reason why we say may is that it's not entirely clear whether it will definitely be screened on the service or not. 

If it is, that's great news wherever you are, because 9Now is available for free; all you need is an Australian postcode. That means Australians 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.

If it turns out that 9Now isn't showing the Ricardas Berankis vs Rafael Nadal tie, you'll want instead to sign up for Stan Sport, where you'll be able to see every Wimbledon 2022 match, ad-free and in up to 4K resolution.

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it 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.

You'll need to pay extra to access HD or 4K streams and to increase the number of devices you watch on, but even if you go for the full-fat Premium sub with the Sport add-on, you'd still only be looking at $29/month.

As well as the Wimbledon live streams, Stan also has Champions League 21/22 live streams, Champions League soccer coverage and a huge amount of live rugby.

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