Steve Johnson gets wild card

Updated: June 18, 2013, 9:31 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Steve Johnson of the United States has joined Frenchman Nicolas Mahut as a wild card at Wimbledon.

The 100th-ranked Johnson will be playing in the singles at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time since becoming a full-time professional last summer. He won the ATP Challenger title at Nottingham last week to earn his wild card, which was announced Tuesday.

Mahut, loser of the longest match in tennis history, had already been granted his invitation. The French player lost 70-68 in the fifth set to John Isner in a first-round Wimbledon match three years ago that stretched over three days.

Also receiving wild cards for the tournament starting June 24 were British duo James Ward and Kyle Edmund. The other male player invited is Matthew Ebden of Australia.


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