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Lleyton Hewitt and Tommy Haas have both been handed wildcards for the men’s singles at this year’s Wimbledon, with the live tennis action kicking off on June 25.

The 2002 champion Hewitt has had to rely on being awarded a place at SW19, as he did at the recent French Open.

After impressing at the Australian Open when reaching the fourth round, the 31-year-old suffered a first round exit at Roland Garros and is currently ranked 205 in the world.

Hewitt though has always felt at home on grass and will hoping for a decent run this year at SW19, where he was a quarter-finalist in 2009.

The Australian suffered a second-round exit in 2011, when he lost a five-set thriller to fifth seed Robin Soderling.

Meanwhile, Haas has slipped outside the world’s top 80 players but is looking to build on a decent run of form in recent months.

The German has not won an ATP Tour event since 2009, but has seen results improve in his last two tournaments.

After reaching the semi-finals of the clay-court event in Munich, Haas qualified for the main draw at the French Open and made the last 32, before losing to Richard Gasquet in four sets, despite winning the opener.

The 24-year-old’s best display at Wimbledon came in 2009, when he reached the semi finals, but he suffered a first-round exit at SW19 in 2011.

The other five Wimbledon men’s singles wildcard spots have been taken by British players - Jamie Baker, David Goffin, Oliver Golding, Josh Goodall and James Ward.

And the group are certain to feature prominently in live in-play betting markets.

Only Ward played in the main draw last year, with the British number two losing in the first round to 19th seed Michael Lodra of France.
 
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