LTA offers support to Marray

Wimbledon champion Jonny Marray is among 21 players who will receive the highest level of funding from the Lawn Tennis Association next season.

Marray was added to the list of those to be supported through Team AEGON in 2013 after securing the men's doubles title with Dane Freddie Nielsen at the All England Club in June.

US Open junior finalist Liam Broady is also to receive funding after the resolution of a row between his father and the LTA which led to him previously rejecting support.

British women's No 4 Johanna Konta has also been included on the list after she received clearance to switch her allegiance to her adopted country from Australia.

Of those players to lose their funding, Dan Evans is the highest-profile, with the 22-year-old David Cup player making little progress in the ATP rankings.

British No 3 Jamie Ward is the only player in the men's top ten to be funded for next season.

Leon Smith, the LTA's head of men's and women's tennis, said: "We recognise that whether a player succeeds is ultimately down to them.

"But we are committed to identifying and supporting these talented athletes in order to help them to maximise their potential and inspire more people to play and follow tennis."