Young tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is pretty keen to make a really good impression at Wimbledon, his favourite Grand Slam tournament of the year, writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 19-year-old from Greece geared up for his SW19 challenge with a straight sets defeat to Bulgaria's 2014 Wimbledon semi-finalist and current ATP Tour Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov at The Boodles exhibition event last Tuesday at Stoke Park, near Slough.

His summer grass court campaign saw him reach quarter-final in s-Hertogenbosch, Holland and last sixteen in Halle, Germany.

And the current world number 35 insists he is happy with his form going into Wimbledon which starts this Monday.

"It's going pretty well," he said. "I've had a couple of good results on grass during the past weeks so I'm satisfied.

"I'm getting points, going higher in the rankings. Wimbledon is an important event, it's actually the most important event for me of the year and I believe I can do well."

Last year Tsitsipas went through the qualifiers at Roehampton before losing to Serbia's Dušan Lajovic in the first round.

"I also have the opportunity to play also doubles this year with Marius Copil," he continues. "I'm just trying to stay in my favourite grand slam as long as I can if possible. I hope to do well at Wimbledon, it's a really nice grand slam."

And the likeable Greek hopes to get another opportunity to play at the prestigiously famous centre court as a now fully-fledged ATP player come tournament time. He had his first taste back in 2016 when he teamed up with Estonia's Kenneth Raisma to defeat the Canadian pairing of Fèlix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov in three sets to claim the Boy's Doubles title.

It was a very special moment for Tsitsipas: "I did play in one of the centre courts during my Wimbledon junior doubles final which was exciting at the time. We won the title and that was even more special for us. Having a title at Wimbledon played a very important role for me and for my career moving on next to pro level.

"It was my dream as a child to play centre court at Wimbledon and I hope it happens this year as an ATP player so my dreams will come true."

Local interest wise, Putney will have two representatives at SW19, with up-and-coming Cameron Norrie competing in the men's singles and Joe Salisbury in the men's doubles.

British number two and World number 80 Norrie, 22, completed his Wimbledon preparations at this week's Nature Valley International in Eastbourne where he overcame German Daniel Brands and fellow domestic player Jay Clarke before going out in the last eight to Slovakia's Lukàš Lacko.

Salisbury, 26, who will be teaming up with Denmark's Frederik Nielsen, also ended his Eastbourne run in the quarters with Scott Clayton losing to French-Swede pairing of Robert Lindstedt and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Earlier in the month Salisbury, the world ranked number 80 in the men's doubles, and Nielsen clinched the Nature Valley Open men's ATP Challenger doubles title in Nottingham after beating Holland-India pairing of Austin Krajicek and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.

While Wimbledon based Jamie Murray will be looking to win his third Wimbledon doubles title. Last year he teamed up with Switzerland's legendary Martina Hingis to claim the mixed doubles title, and also the US Open mantle a few months later.