Emma Raducanu and Dan Evans have both been offered wildcards for the Rothesay Open Nottingham, which kicks off on June 6; Raducanu will also take part in the Rothesay Classic Birmingham, which starts a week later
Last update: 05/30/22 12:40 p.m.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu will play in Britain for the first time this year after receiving a wildcard for the LTA’s Rothesay Open Nottingham tournament.
Raducanu, whose French Open debut last week ended in a bruising three-set loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich, has accepted the LTA’s invitation to kick off his grass-court campaign in Nottingham.
“I’m delighted to be returning to Nottingham and it will be a great opportunity to play in front of a British audience for the first time this year,” said the 19-year-old.
“This event will always be special to me as I played my first tournament on the WTA Tour here last June and can’t wait to get back.”
The Nottingham tournament kicks off on June 6, while Raducanu has already confirmed that she will also take part in the Rothesay Classic Birmingham, which starts a week later.
It will be her first WTA match in this country since she rose to prominence last fall at Flushing Meadows, becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament during the Open era.
British men’s number 2 Dan Evans has also accepted a wildcard for Nottingham, where he will play in the ATP Challenger tournament which includes Jack Sock and Fernando Verdasco, as well as British duo Liam Broady and Jay Clarke.
Evans, who won his first ATP Tour title at the Murray River Open in Melbourne last year, said: “The grass-court season is always a special time for British players.
“I can’t wait to get back to Nottingham and play on courts that are still in such good condition. The home fans are still very enthusiastic and I hope I can give them something to cheer for.”