sport news SW19 Essential: Your guide to Wimbledon from Sportsmail

Wimbledon kicks off on Monday, with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Co looking to secure more glory on the grass of SW19.

Here, Sportsmail's MATT LAMBERT gives you the full lowdown on this year's Championships. 

Roger Federer is looking to defend his gentlemen's singles title at Wimbledon this year

Roger Federer is looking to defend his gentlemen's singles title at Wimbledon this year

HOW TO WATCH 

Wimbledon is live on the BBC from 11am on Monday and from 11.30am on all other days.

Sue Barker leads the coverage from the studio and is joined by pundits including John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Billie Jean King and Tim Henman.

Clare Balding hosts the highlights programme Today at Wimbledon every evening at 8.30pm.

Radio coverage is on BBC 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra.

f you want to watch a match that is not being broadcast live on TV, you can catch the action from up to 16 different courts on the BBC website, which is streaming live in HD.

The BBC is also offering Centre Court matches in Ultra HD for the first time. If you have a smart TV you can watch in Ultra HD through BBC iPlayer but it is first come, first served as there are only a limited number of streams.

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?

Phase two of the No 1 Court retractable roof is complete. It is in place at

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