Joe Salisbury has his sights firmly set at grabbing a wild card golden ticket to the Wimbledon Championships Qualifying competition.

The 24-year-old from Putney, who is currently number 710 on ATP World Tour rankings, continued his British summer grass court campaign at AEGON Surbiton Trophy last week.

His run ended in the second qualifying round to fellow Brit Daniel Smethurst losing 6-3, 4-6, 4-6.

He said: “It was a tight match. There was a couple of services points here and there, had a couple of bad service games and that was the difference.”

Salisbury, who is currently playing on the ATP second tier Challenger Tour due to his low singles ranking, will today be making the short journey to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, where he will be attempting to win three matches that will guarantee his wild card, offered by the LTA, to the Wimbledon Championships Qualifying event.

With reaching the main draw at SW19 also on his radar, Salisbury hopes that a good run of form in the next couple of weeks will re-kick start his season and obviously improve his ranking.

“I would like to be inside the top 500 by the end of the year and then push on from there,” he added.