Cameron Norrie handed wild card at The Queen’s Club tournament

Rising British star Cameron Norrie has been awarded a wild card into the singles main draw of the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club this summer.

Norrie has made significant strides since turning professional last year, including a Davis Cup victory over world No 13 Robert Bautista Agut and rising to a career-high No 102. He will also be a main draw entrant in this year’s French Open at Roland Garros.

Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain Leon Smith, said: “Cam has really pushed on over the last year and shown that he can mix it with the top players on any given day, whether it be his performances in Davis Cup or qualifying for the bigger ATP events.

“He now needs to start winning matches regularly in main draws, make the Top 100 and push on from there. A wild card into the Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club is a great opportunity to do exactly that.”

Meanwhile, four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt will join forces with Nick Kyrgios after the Australian duo received a doubles wild card.

Hewitt retired from singles play in 2016 after winning the title in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006, but he will return to the scene of some of his greatest performances, including his 6-4 6-4 win over Pete Sampras in the 2000 final as a 19-year-old.

It will mark only the second time that Hewitt and Kyrgios have played together at a tournament. The other was in Montreal in 2015.

Hewitt said: “The Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Club will always have a special place in my heart. The memories I have of beating Pete Sampras in the final when I was a teenager are as vivid now as they’ve ever been.

“The grass is always perfect, they look after the players, and it’s just a really special tournament to me, and I think to everyone that’s played there. I still love to compete, I can still play a bit, and to be given the chance to get out there with another Aussie is something I’m really looking forward to.”