Norfolk number one Richard Bloomfield set to begin Wimbledon qualifying

Norfolk men's singles number one Richard Bloomfield. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk men's singles number one Richard Bloomfield. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Norfolk men's number one Richard Bloomfield begins Wimbledon qualifying against Uzbekistan's Farrukh Dustov tomorrow.

The 32-year-old, from Alpington, has played at Wimbledon four times previously, reaching the second round of the men's singles in 2006.

Standing in his way is 6ft 4in Dustov, who is ranked 132 in the world. Bloomfield currently sits second on the Aegon British Tour men's leaderboard after winning three singles titles so far this year, including his home event at Easton.

The former world number 176 is scheduled to take on 29-year-old Dustov in the fourth match on court 16 at the Bank of England Sports Grounds in Roehampton on Monday.

Bloomfield is 31st in the British men's singles rankings and needs to win three matches to become one of the 16 men to qualify for the first round of Wimbledon, which gets under way on Monday, June 29.


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