Team Bath Tennis aces to compete at SW19 again this summer after being named among wild cards for Wimbledon 2021
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.
Touring professional 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 competed at Queen’s Club this week, where they took French Open champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert to a third-set tie-break in the second round before being edged out 7-6 2-6 10-12.
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, there have been movies made about it and it has a nearly 150-year history. 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. Click here to find out more.