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Leicestershire tennis ace named Confederation Player of the Year

As Andy Murray battles it out in the semi final at Wimbledon, one budding young tennis player from Leicestershire is making a name for himself in America.

Twenty-year-old Connor Glennon from Rothley, Leicestershire, has been named Confederation Player of the year. He was awarded a tennis scholarship at Memphis Tennessee University and hopes to become a professional player on the international circuit.


Is this Leicestershire's Andy Murray?

Connor Glennon Credit: ITV News Central

Ahead of the weekend's Wimbledon final ITV News Central has been talking to 20-year-old Connor Glennon.

He left his home village in Leicestershire last year to take up a tennis scholarship at the University of Tennessee where he combines a degree in Business and Economics with his ambitions to become a pro-tennis player on the international circuit.

Connor Glennon hopes to turn pro Credit: ITV News Central

In 2012 Connor, who began playing tennis as a youngster with Rothley Tennis Club, was named Confederation Player of the Year.

Connor Glennon currently studies at university in the United States Credit: ITV News Central