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Lleyton Hewitt earns Wimbledon wildcard

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Lleyton Hewitt’s farewell tour has a Wimbledon trip confirmed after the 2002 champion was granted a wildcard for the singles tournament by the All England Club.

The 34-year-old is planning on retiring at the Australian Open next January.

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A former world No.1, Hewitt has won just one match this year and has dropped to 117th in the rankings.

Other men who were given wild card singles entries on Wednesday include Nicolas Mahut of France and three British players.

Mahut won his third career title last week at the Topshelf Open on grass and holds the record for the longest match ever played at Wimbledon with American John Isner for their 2010 encounter that lasted 11 hours and five minutes with Isner prevailing 70-68 in the fifth set.

British players Naomi Broady and Johanna Konta were granted invitations for the women’s singles, as were Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit and Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.

More wildcards will be announced before play begins on June 29.

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