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Emma Raducanu, Jack Draper, Katie Boulter and other British prospects at Wimbledon

The 2024 Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday 1st July and the majority of those in attendance across the two weeks will be hoping for British success.

It’s eight years since Andy Murray last lifted the gold trophy above his head, while you have to go back 47 years for the most recent time a British player won the Women’s singles title – when Virginia Wade triumphed in 1977.

Hopes are high though going into the third Grand Slam of the year that some of the British stars can go deep in this year’s tournament.


Draper has the power to compete

There has been a lot of talk about Jack Draper’s Wimbledon credentials for a while, but his form in 2024 suggests now could be the time for him to target the latter stages.

The left-hander made it to the Junior Wimbledon final back in 2018, eventually losing to Taiwan’s Tseng Chun-hsin, but injuries have impacted his ability to make quick progress when he stepped up to the men’s ranks.

The last 10 months though have seen British number one Draper - 20/1 in the Wimbledon outright market - make giant strides.

The 22-year-old reached the final of the Sofia Open in November, before then losing to Jiri Lehecka in the final of the Adelaide Invitational in January.

His ATP Tour breakthrough came in June though, when he won the Stuttgart Open grass-court event, beating defending champion Frances Tiafoe en-route to the final.

That victory clearly boosted his confidence, highlighted by a stunning victory over Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz at Queen’s Club.

Draper, currently ranked 29 in the world, is inside the top-15 of the ATP Tour serving stats – winning the point on 78.9% of his first serves – crucial if you want to compete in the second week at SW19.

Norrie drop is concerning

A look at the world rankings will see Cameron Norrie has slipped to 44 and that’s quickly explained by a poor run of form since this year’s Australian Open.

The former British number one made the last 16 in Melbourne, before losing a five-set thriller to Alexander Zverev.

It’s been mainly frustration for Norrie after that run Down Under, winning just 10 matches in 11 tournaments he’s played in.

He crashed out of the French Open in the first round, before losing to fellow Brit Jack Pinnington Jones – ranked 773 in the world – at the Nottingham 2 event.

Norrie – who is 100/1 to win the 2024 Wimbledon men’s singles title – then lost to Milos Raonic at Queen’s, despite winning the first set.

Boulter making big strides

Very much like Draper, Katie Boulter has made good progress in 2024 and recently captured her second WTA title of the year.

The new British number one followed up her March victory in the San Diego Open with success in the grass-court Nottingham Open – beating former world number one Karolina Pliskova in the final.

That tournament success moved Boulter, who is 50/1 to become the SW19 women’s champion - into the top 35 in the world and she will feel there is no reason why she can’t beat her previous best at Wimbledon.

The 27-year-old has reached the third round in the last two years and she will hope to be seeded for this year’s event, which could have a big impact on her chances.

Raducanu comes in under the radar

She may have dropped out of the world’s top-150 players, but Emma Raducanu’s previous successes always makes her a contender.

The 2021 US Open champion has been badly impacted by injuries over the last couple of years, but she now appears to be coming out the other side.

Raducanu missed Wimbledon last year but we shouldn’t forget she made it to the fourth round on her SW19 main-draw debut in 2021.

There have been some good signs from the 21-year-old in recent months, including a semi-final appearance at the Rothesay Open and also making the Porsche Grand Prix quarter-finals in April.

Despite her lowly ranking of 168 in the world, Raducanu is 28/1 to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish on the 13th July.

Best of the British rest

Dan Evans looks set to play in the main draw at Wimbledon for a ninth time, with three third-round finishes to his name.

Although he remains inside the top-65 in the world, his best days now seem to be behind him and he retired hurt in his round-of-32 match at Queen’s Club.

Meanwhile in the women’s singles, Harriet Dart is another looking to get past the third round for the first time.

The Londoner loves to perform on grass but will exceed expectations should she make it to the second week of Wimbledon.

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