Here's how you can watch the 2018 Wimbledon finals live, online, and free in Australia

Getty ImagesRafa Nadal.
  • The 2018 Wimbledon Championships concludes this weekend.
  • The men’s final is set to take place on Sunday, July 15, one day after the women’s final that will be won by comeback queen Serena Williams, or Angelique Kerber.
  • Semifinalists Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson, and John Isner fight for the right to meet in Sunday’s men’s final.
  • The Wimbledon finals will be broadcast on the Seven network.
  • Read all of Business Insider’s Wimbledon coverage here.

One of the biggest tennis events of the year, the 2018 Wimbledon Championships finals, is here.

That’s right – Wimbledon, one of the big four tournaments in the tennis calendar, is almost over. The tournament has already provided a number of notable scalps, with 2017 Wimbledon men’s champion Roger Federer eliminated at the quarterfinal stage on Wednesday, leaving the door wide open for his arch rival Rafa Nadal to challenge him as the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) in tennis.

Serena Williams marches on in the women’s bracket and, after dumping Julia Görges out of the tournament’s semifinal on Thursday, the American athlete will meet Angelique Kerber in the women’s final on Saturday.

The men’s and women’s finals brings together the finest tennis players the sport has to offer, and these matches will be contested at the prestigious All England Club in London – the same venue it has been held at since 1877.

If you don’t know when the 2018 Wimbledon Championships finals start, or how you can watch each match live online, fear not – Business Insider has your back.

When does the Wimbledon final start?

The tournament comes to a close this weekend.

The women’s final takes place on Saturday, July 14 at 10:45pm AEST, and the men’s final is scheduled for the next day on Sunday, July 15 at the same time of 10:45pm AEST.

Why should I watch?

Roger Federer and Rafa NadalGetty ImagesRoger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

The rivalry between clay king Rafa Nadal and grass master Roger Federer is amongst the most gripping in all of sport, greater perhaps than the competition between NBA greats Steph Curry and LeBron James and soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

But Federer, who won the 2018 Australian Open and was the pre-tournament favourite to win a 9th Wimbledon title, has already been dumped out of the tournament – so the competition has suddenly opened up.

Nadal is one of four athletes remaining in the competition who may well prosper from Federer’s absence, but first he must navigate a way to the final. Standing in his way is semifinal opponent Novak Djokovic, leaving the winner with a final match against Federer’s conqueror Kevin Anderson, or John Isner.

Serena WilliamsGetty ImagesSerena Williams.

The women’s bracket is equally as interesting. Williams remains in the tournament and will know more than anybody that winning Wimbledon will make a massive statement.

Williams only competed in nine WTA matches in 2017, winning eight and losing just once. She swashbuckled her way through all her challengers at the 2017 Australian Open, even while eight weeks pregnant, but took the rest of the year off to give birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

Williams is three WTA events into her 2018 comeback, but is yet to win a tournament. That may well change this weekend as she looks to claim her first major since returning from pregnancy. So far, she has not lost a step and, having bested Julia Görges in Thursday’s semifinal, faces Angelique Kerber in Saturday’s final.

How can I watch live in Australia?

How to watch Wimbledon 2018 live onlineGetty ImagesWimbledon.

The Seven network will stream the finals so you can watch on TV, online via 7 Plus, or via the 7 Plus app for iPhone and Android.

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