16 - 22 September 2019

Murray Trophy - Glasgow

Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Murray Trophy - Glasgow: Matusevich latest Brit confirmed

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  • 12/09/2019

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Anton Matusevich has joined the line-up for the inaugural Murray Trophy - Glasgow after being given a wild card into the event which gets underway on Monday 16 September at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow.

The 18-year-old adds to the British contingent at the ATP Challenger event, which has been organised by the LTA in partnership with Jamie Murray and Glasgow Life. Jack Draper, Lloyd Glasspool, Evan Hoyt and Aidan McHugh complete the lineup of homegrown talent.

Matusevich, who is supported by the LTA’s Pro Scholarship programme, continued his comeback from injury with a run to the quarter-finals of the Junior Championships at Wimbledon, and will be hoping to make an impression in Glasgow.

He said: "I am thrilled to have this incredible opportunity and especially grateful for LTA's leading role in contributing to my development. I’ve had the privilege of training with both Jamie and Andy on few occasions, so it’s very exciting to be involved in a tournament bearing their name.”

Last year’s ATP Challenger (known as the Glasgow Trophy) was won by Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko, who fought back from a set down to beat Italian Luca Vanni 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4.

The entry list includes eight players ranked within the world top 200 including Austria’s Dennis Novak, Frenchman Gregoire Barrere and Tunisian Malek Jaziri.

17-year-old Jack Draper goes into the tournament in fine form, having won two ITF $25k tournaments within a fortnight over the summer in Chiswick and Roehampton.

The LTA’s Pro Scholarship Programme is the highest level of support the national governing body offers and currently there are 12 players on this scheme, including Matusevich, McHugh, Draper and Clarke. In total, we support around 1,300 players on the player pathway at a local, regional and elite level.

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