Wimbledon 2023: Who are the nine Scots competing in SW19 this year?

A guide to all the Scots in action as Wimbledon starts next week.

All eyes turn to the All England Club on Monday when Wimbledon gets under way once again.

The best in the world will compete on the grass courts with hopes of success over the next fortnight, and Scotland’s representatives are no different.

There are nine Scots competing this year, a record in the Open era, and all have travelled to London with their own targets and dreams.

Before the action gets under way, we’ve taken a look at all the Scots in contention.

Andy Murray

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Ten years after his first Wimbledon triumph, Andy Murray is back at the All England Club and hoping to take us all on another rollercoaster journey.

The two-time winner has had a mixed time on grass so far this year, winning back-to-back titles at Surbiton and Nottingham to climb to 38th in the world rankings and harbour hopes of a seeding for Wimbledon.

First round defeat at Queen’s Club ended that dream but the Scot has a wild card place and will face Ryan Penistonat the first stage in Wimbledon with the aim of going deep into the tournament once more.

Nobody needs reminding of the levels that he can reach but with his form mixed since his well-documented hip surgery, Murray is not considered a contender and would have to upset the odds to really make his mark.

Cameron Norrie

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While national hero Murray is a wild card at SW19, Cameron Norrie goes into the tournament as 12th seed and with real expectation on his shoulders.

A thrilling run to the semi-finals last year, losing to Novak Djokovic, showed the 27-year-old’s potential on the big stage after he had failed to make a mark at the majors previously.

The Australian and French Open were both disappointing for Norrie, and he has also had a niggling knee problem to contend with, but he is optimistic going into Wimbledon.

“It was huge for me last year and I need to take a lot of confidence knowing that I can play well on the grass,” Norrie said recently.

“It’s been a bit disappointing the last few months, but that’s tennis and it just makes it more special if I do have a deep run again. I’ll definitely use those feelings from last year and try to put them into this year and knowing that I can do it is a big part.”

Jamie Murray

Doubles specialist Jamie is going into his 17th Wimbledon as a professional, having reached the men’s doubles final in 2015 and won the mixed doubles in 2007 and 2017.

This year, Murray has been playing with a new partner, Michael Venus, with the pair winning three titles so far in 2023.

In the big events, luck has not been on their side, with a second round defeat at the Australian Open followed by a third round loss in the French, though Murray had been affected by food poisoning.

Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid became the first Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles champion back in 2016 and he’s enjoyed success after success in his career in London and around the world

Reid won the Australian Open singles title the same year as his Wimbledon win but his doubles record is the one that really stands out. He has no fewer than 21 grand slam titles, four of them from Wimbledon.

The Scot suffered disappointment in last year’s final when he and Alfie Hewett lost out to Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kuneida but it would be a major surprise if he wasn’t in contention again this year.

Jonny O’Mara

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Arbroath’s Jonny O’Mara will be competing in the men’s doubles this year, partnering Liam Broady.

The 28-year-old, currently ranked 136th, has four career titles to his name, and also has happy memories of being at Wimbledon in the past.

He reached the quarter-finals in the 2022 mixed doubles with Alicia Barnett, beating Jamie Murray & Venus Williams along the way after a dramatic 34-point tie-break.

O’Mara has recently been in Andy Murray’s coaching box at grass court tournaments, and as Murray won the men’s singles at Surbiton in the build-up to Wimbledon, he and Broady were lifting the doubles trophy.

Ali Collins

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Ali Collins is heading to Wimbledon for the first time and will be entered into the women’s doubles with Freya Christie.

The 23-year-old from Dunblane has been in good form recently, winning six of her eight career titles in the last 12 months.

Collins’ current doubles ranking is a career high 110 but she’ll be hoping for a good showing at Wimbledon to help take her into the top 100 and onwards.

Maia Lumsden

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Maia Lumsden and partner Naiktha Bains were wild card entrants to last year’s doubles, reaching the second round and are hoping to progress this time around.

Glaswegian Lumsden has won 11 professional titles in her career so far, with three singles trophies and eight in doubles to her name, but the 25-year-old had to bounce back after long Covid left her fearing she may have to quit the sport.

The Tennis Scotland ambassador is currently ranked 176th, having hit a career high of of 151 after winning three consective tournaments with Bains in April and May this year.

Jacob Fearnley

Edinburgh’s Jacob Fearnley went to Merchiston Castle school with doubles partner Johannus Monday but has travelled far from home to advance his career.

The 21-year-old has recently been playing college tennis in America at Texas Christian University and reached a ranking of 4th in doubles and 19th in singles.

With Monday, he won his first ever ATP tournament this month, enjoying success at the Nottingham Open and he’ll now return to Wimbledon after reaching the quarters of the boys’ doubles tournament alongside Connor Thomson four years ago.

Connor Thomson

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Paisley’s Connor Thomson has his full focus on tennis after juggling two sports as a teenager.

The son of former Rangers Women’s manager Malky Thomson, he was on the books at St Mirren as a youth player but the 22-year-old is putting every effort into his tennis potential now.

Thomson, who will compete in the men’s doubles with Toby Samuel, has been playing US college tennis at University of South Carolina where he is ranked 17 in singles and first in doubles with Samuel.

He’s made the quarter-finals, then semis of his first two professional tournaments, this year’s Surbiton Trophy and Nottingham Open, with a current doubles ranking of 648.

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