Barbados Tennis Ace Aims At Wimbledon
BARBADOS IS likely to be represented at Wimbledon this summer by Darian King. According to his brother and coach, Chris King, the 23-year-old, having achieved a ranking of 251, stands every chance of being invited to qualify for the most famous tennis championships in the world.
According the UK’s Voice Online, the coach said: “The last two years the cut-off for the Wimbledon qualifying has been around 260 so I believe he has a great chance of making it in the draw and creating history again for Barbados,” he said.
The right hander has represented Barbados at the Davis Cup and earned a modicum of success there, but achieving an all-England berth would be the highlight of his career.
Bridgetown-born King has won $56,173 in his singles and doubles combined.
Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. (REST OF THIS UK VOICE ONLINE ITEM CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE)