ALEXIS Canter is optimistic of receiving a wildcard for the boys’ singles at Wimbledon.

The Long Wittenham teenager will find out next week whether he will make his second appearance at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Canter is the highest ranked British player at 61 in the ITF Junior rankings outside of the top 46, which means he would not directly qualify unless players drop out.

But the 18-year-old, who lost in the first round of the singles and made the second round of the doubles at SW19 last year, is hopeful of making the main draw, which begins on Saturday, July 2.

He said: “The Wimbledon committee make the wildcards, but the LTA put people forward.

“I have not heard anything, but I am the highest ranked British player who is not in.

“It would be very strange if I did not get one, but I can’t expect anything and if I have to qualify that is fine as well.”

Canter is also looking to enter the boys’ doubles with compatriot Luke Hammond.