Henman: Lack of ranked British players ‘embarrassing’

Thursday, April 11, 2013 /by
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Tim Henman tells the BBC that while he is pleased that world No. 2 Andy Murray will likely play Britain’s Davis Cup playoff against Croatia in September that his nation still has a long way to go producing successful singles players.

"The fact we haven't got anyone else inside the top 200 in the world is still a bit embarrassing,” Henman said.

Henman also said that Britain’s Dan Evans, who helped his nation rally from an 0-2 deficit to upset Russia last weekend, needs to get his priorities straight and train harder.

"He's a pretty good athlete but he lets himself down mentally,” Henman said. “There are far better players than him in the world. But he has to maximize his potential.  What is his potential? I don't know, he doesn't know.  He has to find that out and the only way he can do that is if he commits, he works and gives 100 percent to his job."

 

 

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