I stopped by Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 to preview Wimbledon 2024

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It's strawberries and cream time on the tennis tour as the world's best, sans Rafael Nadal, rock up to the All England Club in South London.

Wimbledon 2024 starts on July 1st and there are question marks over several of the sport's biggest names. Seven-time champion Novak Djokovic is still recovering from knee surgery that took place in recent weeks, but the world no.2 says that he is pain-free.

Meanwhile, defending women's champion Marketa Vondrousova suffered a bad fall in Berlin and was forced to retire from a match. Then you have fitness concerns over Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur and poor Andy Murray, who had a cyst removed from his back and may bid farewell to tennis this month.

That said, both world no.1s look in fine fettle and Jannik Sinner and Iga Swiatek may well end up with the singles trophies by the end...but you never know in tennis.

Ahead of the fortnight, I joined Joanne Cantwell on RTÉ Radio 1's 'Saturday Sport' to preview the event. Here's my segment: