St Albans native Charles Broom will make his Wimbledon debut on Monday, playing against Swiss great Stan Wawrinka.

The 26-year-old has been awarded a wild card into tennis' biggest tournament following a successful summer on the grass courts that has seen him reach the final of the Nottingham Challenger, narrowly losing to fellow Brit Jacob Fearnley.

Charles has been on a great run of form recentlyCharles has been on a great run of form recently (Image: Jack Graay) Charles has competed in the junior event at Wimbledon, but 2024 will mark his first appearance in the main draw at SW19.

And this morning the draw threw up a fascinating tie against three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

Speaking before the draw was made, Charles said:  “To have the opportunity to play at Wimbledon is truly amazing. I’ve been fortunate enough to go many times as a spectator with my family, but to actually be playing is going to be very special for me and them

"I was lucky enough to play (at Wimbledon) in my junior days when I qualified in 2015, so I will be drawing in that experience to help me."

Monday's meeting with the former world number three could take place on the biggest stage of them all, with organisers yet to confirm whether the match will be played on the hallowed turf of Centre Court.

British players are often spotlighted on the show courts, but Monday is a busy day with reigning men's champion Carlos Alcaraz and British star Emma Raducanu also likely to receive top billing.

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Charles added: "I'm just extremely excited to go out there and play in front of a packed British crowd on the most prestigious courts in the world. It’s something I’ll remember forever."

Charles is also competing in the men's doubles event at Wimbledon, partnering his compatriot Arthur Fery. The doubles draw is yet to be made at time of writing.