Ho-hum. It’s another Wimbledon quarterfinal appearance for Roger Federer, who seeks a fifth straight and 13th overall trip to the semifinals at the All-England Club when he takes on No. 8 seed Kevin Anderson on Wednesday in London.
In the United States, the match is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN 2. But if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still easily watch the match live (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including all of the ESPN channels (ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U and ESPNews). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the match on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
Additionally, if you aren’t able to watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to record the match if you want.
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the match live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
Additionally, if you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on when signing up for your free trial.
The match can also be watched on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Already the owner of the most Wimbledon titles–eight–in history, Federer is playing like he’s going to add another to his resume. Not only has he yet to drop a set through four matches at the All-England Club this year, but he hasn’t had his serve broken, and it wasn’t until his last match against Adrian Mannarino that he faced his first break point. He’s absolutely rolling, and he’s conserving energy, as his longest match was an hour and 45 minutes against Mannarino.
Anderson, meanwhile, is coming off a four-set win over Gael Monfils that saw three of those sets go to a tiebreaker. The match was a minute shy of three-and-a-half hours, so his physical condition will certainly be tested against the fresher Federer, but he’s certainly not lacking confidence.
“I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble,” Anderson said. “I’m a big player, big serve. I’m going to have to really take it to him.”
Still, Anderson faces a major uphill battle here. Not only is Federer the best of all time on the Wimbledon grass, and not only is Anderson historically not great on the grass (he’s never been to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon before this year), but the 32-year-old South African has never won a set off Fed-Ex anywhere. Federer has won all four of the previous head-to-head matchups, most recently taking down Anderson 6-1, 6-1 at the 2015 Cincinnati Masters.
The winner of this one will face either John Isner or Milos Raonic in the semifinals on Friday.