Source: Matchtight

Team Bath Tennis duo awarded wild cards for Wimbledon

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Team Bath Tennis duo Liam Broady and Samantha Murray Sharan will be taking to the famous grass courts at Wimbledon again this summer after being named among the initial wild cards for the 2021 tournament.

Broady, who is coached by David Sammel, will be making his fourth appearance in the men’s singles draw at SW19 having made the second round in 2015. He also faced Andy Murray and Milos Raonic in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Murray Sharan – coached by Ian MacDonald at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – played in the women’s singles at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2014, taking on Maria Sharapova on Court 1 on her last appearance.

Both have been given doubles wild cards too, with Murray Sharan partnering Naiktha Bains and Broady teaming up with Ryan Peniston – the latter duo are competing at Queen’s Club this week.

Broady, who was a singles finalist and doubles champion at Wimbledon during his junior career, is delighted to be back on the grass courts.

“My whole year is preparation for Wimbledon, it is my favourite tournament on the planet,” he said. “It’s home and it is tennis at the end of the day. It’s where tennis players want to perform and it’s where I want to put my best game on the court.”

The indoor and outdoor tennis courts at the Team Bath Sports Training Village are available for the public to book, including pay-as-you-go customers, and coaching sessions are also under way for the summer term. Visit www.teambath.com/tennis to find out more.

Courtesy of the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight