Wimbledon is back for the first time since 2019 and there is Team Bath Tennis interest on the opening two days of the 2021 championships, with Liam Broady and Samantha Murray-Sharan scheduled to play their First Round matches.
Touring professional Broady, coached by Dave Sammel, is due to face Italy’s Marco Cecchinato in the third match on No 3 Court on Monday, weather permitting.
Cecchinato has not won a match on his three previous visits to SW19, while Broady will be bidding to reach the second round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2015.
Murray-Sharan, coached by Ian MacDonald, is making her third appearance in the ladies’ singles at Wimbledon and will face the vastly-experienced Romanian Sorana Cirstea on Tuesday.
Both Murray-Sharan and Broady will be competing in the doubles as well, as will Luke Johnson who has been given a wild card entry with partner Anton Matusevich. They have been drawn against Australia’s Alex Di Minaur and Matt Reid in the first round.
Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at Team Bath, was a guest on BBC Radio Bristol this morning and said: “I think Liam has to go for a personal best at Wimbledon, he’s had a really good year and a good win last week in Eastbourne.
“Sam has to be happy with her draw. She has been coming back from injury but is still ranked within 200 in the world. Cirstea is a really top-level professional, so it’s going to be tough for Sam but I hope she gets chance to get her game out on court and you never know what can happen then.
“Luke got the news on Thursday about his wild card and really deserves his spot there, he works really hard and hopefully this can be a platform for him.”
Listen to Barry on BBC Radio Bristol here (from around 2:18): https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09kys1g