Scotwatch: Who’s playing at Wimbledon 2023?
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Expect a busy Scotwatch over the next two weeks as a record number of Scots compete at Wimbledon.
The hallowed turf of the All England Club has been manicured to the last blade and the white lines have been painted for the pinnacle of the grass-court season.
Scottish tennis fans have nine players - the most in the Open era - to root for in the main draws, which begin on Monday, 3 July.
In the men’s singles, two-time champion Andy Murray will receive a hero’s welcome on the tenth anniversary of that historic first Wimbledon title. With two grass-court titles under his belt already this summer, Andy has an eye on a deep run at Wimbledon, so expect some trademark drama along the way.
Scotland’s number one Cameron Norrie will also be aiming to repeat his heroics from 2022 when he charged his way to the semi-finals, only to fall to the eventual champion Novak Djokovic.
Jamie Murray and Jonny O’Mara are back for another tilt at the men’s doubles title, alongside Michael Venus and Liam Broady respectively, while there’s debuts in the senior event for Jacob Fearnley (with former Merchiston Castle schoolmate Johannus Monday) and Connor Thomson (with Toby Samuel), fresh from impressive seasons in US college tennis.
Ali Collins makes her Wimbledon debut in the women’s doubles alongside Freya Christie, the 23-year-old from Dunblane having soared to 110 in the world after landing six titles in the past year. She’ll be joined in the draw by Maia Lumsden and partner Naiktha Bains, who’ve racked up three titles together already this year.
Having bagged his 23rd Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, Gordon Reid will be aiming to add another couple of trophies to his haul in the men’s wheelchair singles and doubles. As usual, he’s teamed-up with Alfie Hewett in the latter as the pair go for their fifth Wimbledon crown together.
In the Juniors, look out for Charlie Robertson, Ella McDonald and Hephzibah Oluwadare as they look to make their mark at the All England Club.
When is the draw?
Click here for details of the Wimbledon Championships draw.
The draws for the wheelchair events will take place during the second week of The Championships.
How to follow?
Coverage of Wimbledon 2023 will be available to watch across the BBC’s TV and digital channels.
Keep track of each Scottish player’s progress by tuning-in to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels to follow the action. You can also join the conversation by using the hashtag #GrandSlamScots.