With Andy Murray recently being dismantled by Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round of the Monte Carlo masters, it opens the debate whether British men’s tennis is doing well enough.
Even though Andy Murray won his maiden grand slam at the US open back in September, it took 76 long, painful years for a British male grand slam winner.
The fact that it took 76 years suggests that the standard of players from British soil has not been good enough - Andy Murray is the only exception to that trend.
The worrying issue is that, apart from Murray, who really looks like breaking in to the top ten? The issue is so worrying; that even Tim Henman has said that British mens tennis is "embarrassing."
The next best placed British men's player in the world rankings, after Murray, is James Ward in 217th, with such a huge gap between the British number one and two, it suggests the state of men’s tennis in Britain is indeed embarrassing and needs to improve.
However the youth emerging currently does show some promise. Young Oliver Golding was the youngest ever British junior world number one and also won the 2011 junior US open.
He has since made senior appearances at the AEGON championships and Wimbledon in 2012, losing in the first round on both occasions. However, the promise he has shown has made people excited about his future.
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