British players hope to take home advantage in the Aegon GB Pro-Series
British no.5 Dan Cox heads the main draw for the Roehampton tournament having had a marvellous run of form in which he made four ITF Futures finals in a row, winning three, to jump up 203 places in the world rankings in 2013, after coming back from wrist surgery.
And with a number of other British players in the draw regular trainers at the National Tennis Centre, home experience of the courts could prove to be crucial.
Other players in the draw Marcus Willis and Tom Farquharson have more than halved their world rankings in 2013 with some good runs in tournaments, Willis winning his first ever singles title in Glasgow in January and finishing runner-up to Dan Cox at last week’s tournament in Wrexham.
Teenage aces, and former junior world top-10 ranked players, Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert also play in the main draw and will be looking to continue their development as pro players.
Other young players to watch out for include Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara, fresh from returning from New York where they competed in the US Open Juniors.
Tournament Director Rebecca James said:
“We’re all looking forward to continuing the professional season by hosting some top British players at the Aegon GB Pro-Series at the National Tennis Centre. We’re expecting a lot of exciting tennis and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that we will be crowning a British champion at the end of it.”
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September 13, 2013