Jack Draper has earned a major reward for his efforts at Queen’s this week after being given a wild card for Wimbledon.
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a real breakthrough at the cinch Championships beating two top-50 players in Jannik Sinner and Alexander Bublik.
Draper has won all four sets he’s played in London, with all of them arriving via tie-breaks.
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That says a lot about the mental strength of the inexperienced teenager. who will take on fellow Brit Cameron Norrie in the quarters on Friday.
And even if Draper’s Queen’s journey goes no further, he will still have more tennis to look forward to on the grass this summer.
That’s because the former Wimbledon junior finalist has been granted a wild card for the All England Club (Stuart Fraser).
Also included on the men’s side were two-time winner Andy Murray, fellow Brits Liam Broady and Jay Clarke, and hot prospect Carlos Alcaraz.
Venus Williams and Fran Jones were two of the notable inclusions on the women’s side.
Wimbledon gets under way on Monday, 28 June and many eyes will now turn to see who Jack Draper faces in his opener.
A meeting with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer on Centre Court would start things off nicely.