Teenager Paul Jubb is one of six British players to be granted wildcards into the main draw at Wimbledon. World number 579 Jubb has landed a place in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career after becoming the first British player to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s singles title in America.
That should have been enough to secure Jubb a place in this year’s US Open main draw but he was denied the chance due to not being in the United States. However, that blow has been softened by the news he will now be making his Wimbledon debut next month and he admits it is a dream come true to have secured a place at SW19.
“Beyond happy to play my first Wimbledon and be given this amazing opportunity,” Jubb posted on Twitter. “Thanks to the LTA for all the support and everyone else on this journey with me. “As a young lad growing up in Hull it was a big dream to get to SW19.”
Jay Clarke, James Ward, Heather Watson, Harriet Dart and Katie Swan are the other British players that have been handed places in the main draw, but Katie Boulter is yet to earn her spot, as she must first prove her fitness after not playing competitively since Great Britain’s Fed Cup win against Kazakhstan in April.
Katy Dunne and Naiktha Bains have also missed out on an automatic place in the main draw, with Dunne set to go through qualifying, while Bains, who recently switched allegiances back to Britain from Australia, will have to take part in pre-qualifying.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.