RYAN Peniston has been awarded a wildcard for Wimbledon.

The 26-year-old beat top seed Casper Ruud in straight straights at Queen's this afternoon.

And the Wakering based Peniston has now another reason to celebrate after having his place at SW19 confirmed.

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Speaking before the announcement was made, Peniston said playing at Wimbledon had been his life-long dream.

He said: "Wimbledon is the ultimate aim and dream.

"To play in the main draw there would be incredible for me and it would be pretty cool if I could make that happen."


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