Feliciano Lopez, Jay Clarke receives wildcards into Queen's


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Feliciano Lopez, Jay Clarke receives wildcards into Queen's

Spanish tennis star Feliciano Lopez and riding British star Jay Clarke have been wildcards into the upcoming Fever-Tree Championships in Queen's. The 37-year-old Spaniard is set to make his 14th appearance at the Queen's Club as he will be hoping to achieve more success on the grass courts of Queen's.

Lopez, a former world No. 12, ended runner-up at the Queen's Club in 2014 but won his maiden title at the tournament a couple of years later after beating Croatian Marin Cilic in the final two years ago. "For me, the Fever-Tree Championships is one of the best tournaments on the tour, and to win it in 2017 was the most special victory of my career,” Lopez said, per LTA.

“I am so happy and grateful to be given this wild card so that I can compete at this beautiful club against so many great players once again. On the other side, 20-year-old Clarke is set to make his second main draw appearance at the Queen's event.

In his Queen's debut -- which came two years ago -- the Briton failed to impress as he was beaten in the first round by American Sam Querrey. Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund and Ken Skupski, as well as Luke Bambridge and Jonny O'Mara, have received doubles wildcards into Queen's.

Following the announcement, Queen's Tournament Director Stephen Farrow said: "These wild cards are in keeping with the traditions of the event, offering opportunities to a popular former champion, a rising young player, and two British teams in the doubles.

Feliciano will always be one of our most popular champions, Jay continues to improve, and I am really happy to be able to give this chance to Luke and Jonny, and Ken and Kyle in the doubles draw. We are in for a fantastic week of tennis."