Tennis News: Andy Murray will compete in the forthcoming Queen’s Club and Surbiton Trophy grass court championships as part of a strong British lineup.
The three-time major champion and former men’s world No. 1 returns to Queen’s Club as a wildcard on June 13 after winning six ATP Tour championships there previously, as well as competing in the ATP Challenger event at the Surbiton Trophy from May 29.
“I’m really looking forward to playing at Surbiton and Queen’s this year – two great events,” said Murray. “It’s always special playing on the grass in front of a home crowd.”
Cameron Norrie, the British men’s No. 1, will try to build on his stellar year, which included a win at the Indian Wells Masters in October, by going one better at Queen’s Club after reaching the final the previous time out.
Dan Evans is competing after reaching the quarter-finals at Queen’s last year, and young Jack Draper was given a wildcard for the National Championships after reaching the last eight in 2021.
Draper has won four tournaments on the ATP Challenger Tour in the first half of the 2022 season, putting him in the top 100.
On the doubles court, Britain will be represented by two-time major champion Joe Salisbury, Miami Masters winner Neal Skupski, and seven-time major champion Jamie Murray.
Alfie Hewett, a wheelchair tennis player who won the Australian Open singles and doubles in January, will compete partnering Gordon Reid.
“To see so many of our British players thriving at the top of the game highlights the progress our sport has made in recent years, and it will be fantastic to see so many of them taking to the grass courts for the LTA’s summer events,” said Leon Smith, Head of Men’s Tennis at the LTA and Davis Cup captain.
“In a year that has seen Cam Norrie break into the top ten of the ATP rankings, Dan Evans and Andy Murray serve up some great performances, Joe Salisbury rise to No.1 spot in the doubles rankings, Neal Skupski wins his first ATP 1000 event and Jack Draper continues to make such great progress, there is so much to look forward to this summer in our grass courts events leading into Wimbledon.”
Carlos Alcaraz, the 2022 Miami Open and Madrid Open champion, defending Queen’s Club champion Matteo Berrettini, Denis Shapovalov, Taylor Fritz, three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka, and Casper Ruud are among the other players competing at the European Championships.
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