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Cameron Norrie impressed on his Davis Cup debut, getting back from two units right down to stun Roberto Bautista Agut

British quantity three Cameron Norrie has been awarded a wildcard into the singles on the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s in June.

Norrie, 22, is a career-high 102nd on the earth rankings and impressed on his Davis Cup debut in February.

Australian four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt and compatriot Nick Kyrgios have obtained a doubles wildcard.

“[Cam] has proven that he can combine it with the highest gamers on any given day,” mentioned GB Davis Cup captain Leon Smith.

“He now wants to begin successful matches frequently in principal attracts, make the highest 100 and push on from there.”

This 12 months’s Queen’s – which is able to happen from 18-24 June – is ready to have the strongest line-up in its 128-year historical past, with 17 of the world’s high 30 collaborating.

World primary Rafael Nadal is considered one of six gamers from the highest 10 who’ve signed as much as play, with Britain’s five-time winner Andy Murray, who’s at present injured, additionally attributable to characteristic within the occasion.

The 2018 championships will mark solely the second time Hewitt and Kyrgios, 23, have performed collectively at a event, with the primary coming in Montreal three years in the past.

Hewitt, 37, retired from singles in 2016 having first gained the Queen’s title in 2000, when he defeated Pete Sampras in straight units when simply 19 years outdated.

“The Fever-Tree Championships at The Queen’s Membership will all the time have a particular place in my coronary heart,” mentioned Hewitt.

“I nonetheless like to compete, I can nonetheless play a bit, and to be given the prospect to get on the market with one other Aussie is one thing I am actually wanting ahead to.”

The Queen’s Membership Championships, now sponsored by drinks model Fever-Tree, will probably be reside on BBC tv, radio and on-line.

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