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Friday, 2 June 2017

Surbiton Trophy tennis tournament gets underway

World class tennis is back from tomorrow at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club.

The Aegon Surbiton Trophy is now in its third year and this year will see a substanial prize money increase.

British tennis stars Dan Evans, Cameron Norrie, Jay Clarke, Katie Boulter and Gabriella Taylor, will join Heather Watson and Naomi Broady in a strong line-up of British contenders for the week’s tournament.

Dan, Naomi, Jay, and Cameron have all been awarded wildcards into the Wimbledon warm up event, played on the grass courts.

Dan, ranked No. 55 in the world, is enjoying the best form of his career, having raced up the rankings since being part of Great Britain’s winning Davis Cup run at the end of 2015.

The 27-year-old reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in January this year and enjoys playing on grass.

He is set to be one of the strongest contenders for the men’s trophy.

He will enjoy strong competition for the men’s ATP Challenger title from German showman and grass court specialist Dustin Brown, former Wimbledon semi-finalist Marcos Baghdatis, and 19-year-old American Taylor Fritz.
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