cinch Championships 2022: Liam Broady and Ryan Peniston added to strong British line-up
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Liam Broady and Ryan Peniston have been awarded the final wild cards into next week’s cinch Championships at The Queen’s Club, adding to an impressive line-up of Brits.
Andy Murray, Cam Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski, Jamie Murray, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are the homegrown heroes who had already confirmed their entries for the ATP 500 event in west London that gets underway on 13 June.
Now British No.5 Broady has been added to that collection after a year that included qualification to the Australian Open and an appearance in the ATP 1000 Indian Wells Masters event in March, with the 28-year-old from Stockport suggesting the momentum propelling British tennis is highlighted by the number of homegrown players in the draws for this year’s cinch Championships.
“The strength-in-depth is something I’ve not seen before in men’s and women’s British tennis,” said Broady. “We had Andy Murray, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski at the top of our game for many years and when I started playing there was plenty of good players, but now there is a greater amount of good players.
“Look at the success we’ve had at the Nottingham Open this week, with so many of our players doing well. I’ve known Jay Clarke since he was 14. I grew up playing against his brother Curtis and my sister, Naomi, grew up playing his sister Yasmin. Then you look at Ryan Peniston doing so well in Nottingham this week and I’ve known him since he was 14 or 15.
“The good thing is that all of these players coming through are really young, so the sky is really the limit. I wouldn’t surprise me to see any of the guys playing in the main draw of a major very soon. It’s a testament to how everybody works together.
“All these players are coming through so well now and we are all behind each other. We all text each other when we have a big win and that spirit is great for British tennis.”
The final wildcard place for the cinch Championships at the Queen’s Club has been awarded to Ryan Peniston after his fine performances at the Rothesay Open Nottingham this week.