London, Great Britain, 24 June 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Four first-time competitors are among the Australian hopefuls contesting the Wimbledon 2024 men’s qualifying singles event.

This includes Tristan Schoolkate, who grew up playing on grass courts in Perth. The 23-year-old has charged up the rankings this season, improving more than 70 spots since April.

Philip Sekulic, a 20-year-old from Brisbane, has been in career-best form too and earned himself a spot in Wimbledon qualifying after breaking into the world’s top 240 last month.

Li Tu, a 28-year-old from Adelaide, and Omar Jasika, a 27-year-old from Melbourne, are also set to make their Wimbledon qualifying debuts. It is a welcome reward for perseverance for the two athletes, who have both reached new career-high rankings this season after returning from extended stints on the sidelines.

A total of seven Australians will compete for a coveted main-draw spot at Roehampton in London this week, marking our highest representation in a Wimbledon men’s qualifying singles competition in five years.

The experienced James Duckworth headlines the Australian contingent, looking to build on his impressive form which has netted eight grass-court wins in the past month.

The in-form 32-year-old, who has skyrocketed up the rankings to world No.78, is the fourth seed in the draw.

Duckworth, who has previously completed successful Wimbledon qualifying campaigns in 2013 and 2014, begins his quest against Germany’s Benjamin Hassan.

Marc Polmans and Dane Sweeny round out the Australian chances. The 27-year-old Polmans is contesting Wimbledon qualifying for a fifth time. He qualified in 2021 and progressed to the final qualifying round last year, while this is 23-year-old Sweeny’s second qualifying appearance at the tournament.

Wimbledon 2024
Men’s qualifying singles, first round
Player Rank Player Rank
[4] James Duckworth (AUS) No.78 v Benjamin Hassan (GER) No.156
Tristan Schoolkate (AUS) No.179 v [10] Damir Dzumhur (BIH) No.109
Li Tu (AUS) No.202 v Valentin Royer (FRA) No.205
Marc Polmans (AUS) No.211 v [9] David Goffin (BEL) No.82
Omar Jasika (AUS) No.218 v [3] Zizou Bergs (BEL) No.79
Dane Sweeny (AUS) No.238 v Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) No.193
Philip Sekulic (AUS) No.241 v Hugo Dellien (BOL) No.173

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2024 men’s qualifying singles draw

Nine Australian men, led by Alex de Minaur, have already received direct acceptance into the singles main draw at this year’s grass-court Grand Slam. The world No.9 will compete alongside Jordan Thompson, Alexei Popyrin, Chris O’Connell, Rinky Hijikata, Aleksandar Vukic, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Max Purcell and Adam Walton.

The Wimbledon 2024 qualifying competition begins on Monday 24 June, with competitors needing to win three rounds to secure a main-draw berth.

> VIEW: Wimbledon 2024 qualifying day one schedule

The Wimbledon 2024 women’s qualifying singles competition, which will feature nine Australian contenders, begins on Tuesday 25 June.

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