Shapovalov and Haas awarded Wimbledon wildcards

Shapovalov was born two years after the German's Wimbledon debut, though is no less deserving of his wildcard, having won the junior edition of Wimbledon last year.

Willis caused something of a sensation with his run through pre-qualifying and qualifying before going out in the second round against Roger Federer on Centre Court.

Marcus Willis celebrates victory over 54th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-3 6-3 6-4 on day one of the Wimbledon Championships past year.

He will definitely be at Wimbledon again this year as he has received a wildcard for the doubles.

Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Davis Cup stalwart James Ward are among the players who will be in the main draw.

The other women wild-card entries announced Wednesday: Katie Boulter of Britain and Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

Watson has dropped outside the top 100 - now ranked 126 in the world - after a hard 12 months, while Robson continues to work her way slowly back up the rankings to 188 following debilitating wrist problems. The 23-year-old reached the fourth round at Wimbledon four years ago.

Joining Ward are countrymen Brydan Klein and 21-year-old Cameron Norrie, who has just turned professional after finishing his United States college career as the top-ranked player.

Tommy Haas has been handed a Wimbledon wild card for what will be the veteran's final visit to SW19 as a player.

The 25 year-old has enjoyed automatic qualification into the main singles draw in recent years but has had to rely on a wild card this time because she is ranked outside the world's top 100.

  • Julie Sanders