Great Britain’s James Ward and Kyle Edmund handed wildcards for Queen’s

James WardBrits receive last two wildcards for Aegon Championships
Lleyton Hewitt will also join Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal at Queen’s

Great Britain’s James Ward and Kyle Edmund have been awarded the two remaining wildcards for the upcoming Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club.

Ward, the world No106, reached the semi-finals of the pre-Wimbledon tournament in 2011 while Edmund has recently climbed to 121st in the rankings after qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open.

Ward, 28, and Edmund, 20, join British No1 Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic at the tournament, which takes place between 15-21 June.

The third wildcard went to Australia’s four-times winner Lleyton Hewitt, this year making his 16th and last appearance at Queen’s before his retirement from tennis.

The tournament director Stephen Farrow said: “James [Ward] made a huge impression on the crowds at the Aegon Championships with his run to the semi-finals in 2011, and Kyle is an exciting young British talent.

“The field of players this year is one of the strongest we have ever assembled. With so many highly-ranked players, one of our greatest champions in Lleyton Hewitt, young stars like Nick Kyrgios, and now two British wildcards, we can’t wait for the tournament to begin.”

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