Alcaraz Wimbledon Djokovic

The first of many for Carlitos Alcaraz. Image: @carlosalcaraz / Twitter

Olympics, Euro 2024, Wimbledon, T20 World Cup: ALL KEY DATES

What a feast of sport while the club football is on hold.

Alcaraz Wimbledon Djokovic

The first of many for Carlitos Alcaraz. Image: @carlosalcaraz / Twitter

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates fans will have football withdrawal symptoms from May to August. What are their viewing options aside from Wimbledon, Euro 2024, the 2024 Paris Olympics and T20 World Cup?


DJOKOVIC WANTS ROLAND GARROS GLORY BEFORE QUEST FOR WIMBLEDON HISTORY

Novak Djokovic enters most tournaments as the favourite but he’s got several big names breathing down his neck. 2024 hasn’t been the Serbian’s greatest year but he’ll line up at the 2024 French Open as one of the favourites. Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Sasha Zvever will beg to differ. The season’s second grand slam is staged in Paris from 25 May to 09 June.

French Open Novak Djokovic
Djokovic in action. Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

WIMBLEDON TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN JULY

Strawberries and cream, white clothes and grass court tennis will be the order of the day in London from 1-14 July. Carlos Alcaraz will defend his crown after beating Novak Djokovic over five sets last year. Unseeded Czech player Marketa Vondrousova beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in last year’s women’s final. 2022 champion Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan is always dangerous on this surface with her massive serve and ultra-aggressive game from the baseline.

Wimbledon Rybakina olympics
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2022 Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina celebrates winning her semi final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Toby Melville

WHEN IS THE T20 WORLD CUP?

02 June to 29 June. The Proteas won’t be favourites but you never know.


WHEN IS EURO 2024? Are Kaizer Chiefs fans interested?

14 June to 14 July. Italy is the defending champions after beating England in the Euro 2020 final on penalties.


WHEN ARE THE 2024 PARIS OLYMPICS?

26 July to 11 August. It’s another opportunity to watch random sports like curling, handball and archery and then forget about them again for another four years. Can team South Africa claim a few gold medals in the pool? The Olympics are always great fun.


KAIZER MUST SECURE MTN8 PLACE ON NERVY FINAL DAY

Chiefs could only manage a 0-0 draw with Polokwane City in their final home game of the campaign. Their place inside the top eight isn’t yet confirmed, but the club face already-relegated Cape Town Spurs on the final day. Kaizer Chiefs will have to beat relegated Spurs on the final day of the campaign and hope the teams around them in the table don’t manage big wins. The table is so congested that Chiefs, AmaZulu and Polokwane all have 36 points while Golden Arrows have 35 and Chippa have 34. All of these sides are fighting for one place and it could easily boil down to goal difference. AmaZulu and Arrows meet in the only direct battle here. 

Kaizer Chiefs Soweto Derby Orlando Pirates
Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

WHAT WILL YOU BE WATCHING OVER THE FOOTBALL BREAK? THERE’S SO MUCH HAPPENING!

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