Sports Letters: Britons' tennis test

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Sir: The traditional post-mortem on the Brits' performance at Wimbledon has been justifiably favourable. However, without taking anything away from the performances of Chris Bailey and Andrew Foster, it seems to me that Wimbledon is probably the worst tournament in the world to gauge the present state of British tennis. With feverishly partisan support and a grass-court surface which should favour British players over all other nationalities, one should expect above par performances at Wimbledon.

Realistically, I feel that the only time to get genuinely excited about the state of British tennis will be when we start hearing of consistently good performances by British players in tournaments around the world and start seeing them steadily climb up the world rankings.

Yours faithfully,




6 July