Two WildCards for this years tournament have been announced.
Last year’s surprise semi finalist James Ward has been handed direct entry into the Main Draw. A well deserved award after his excellent run last year.
“Reaching the semi-finals last year was a fantastic experience, the best of my career so far,” said the 25-year-old.
“I’m going to give it everything I’ve got to try to make the most of what is a great opportunity.”
The second WC has been handed to 4 time champion Lleyton Hewitt as he continues his comeback after toe surgery.
“It’s been one of my favourite tournaments throughout my career and to be alongside John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick in having won the title four times is a thrill,” said Hewitt.
“It’s going to be great to come back after my injury and go straight out onto the best grass courts in the world and then hopefully have Wimbledon to look forward to after that. I can’t wait.”