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Everyone seems to think that England can stay in the top division of world tennis when they only have 2 players who have proved themselves at a world level. I don't think that enough money is being pumped into the grass roots of the game and only those players who have enough money behind them ... Read review

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Community Level 1Loz

Loz

Money

AdvantagesEntertainment value

DisadvantagesNot enough money

"Everyone seems to think that England can stay in the top division of world tennis when they only have 2 players who have proved themselves at a world level. I don't think that enough money is being pumped into the grass roots of the game and only those players who have enough money behind them from their parents are going to make it through to the top level. The Williams sisters from America have succeeded in winning things recently but if they had ..." Read review
21.09.2000

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Community Level 2joelamathews

joelamathews

England not in the first division

Advantagesengland may now have real expectations

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"...and then straight into the davis cup - what happens if one of them is injured? ..." Read review
18.07.2000

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Community Level 7flashpointz

flashpointz

Arvind Who...?

Advantageshas talent, but pressure........

Disadvantagesexperience

"...hands the destiny of British Davis Cup tennis. With Henman having beaten Lappenti to square things at 2-2, Parmar ranked just outside the top 100, but having had some good results recently, must win for us to stay in the top ranking of World Tennis. Such pressure on the gut then, but if he can win he will have the nation shouting his name and his face will be across all the newspapers tomorrow. He has a fantastic chance to make a major breakthrough ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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Community Level 1shilling

shilling

Pathetic except for Tim

AdvantagesWe hardly get Advantage GB and then we miss the break point

DisadvantagesThe powers that be

"...from Tim and Greg, The Davis Cup mentions Alvin Palmer Well he must be OK but if this is all that has come through in the last 6 years and the ladies none can we be proud. Alvin was ahead, but had not been taught how to keep going. The young Ecuadorian said to his coach when he would break Palmer and he did. Confidence sadly lacking from all British. Losing to Ecuador which apparently has more volcanoes than grass courts, puts British ..." Read review
18.07.2000

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Community Level 3AdonisC

AdonisC

Uk shambles

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"...Lapentti and co. in the Davis Cup, where next for Britain's likely lads. With Rusedski playing, quite simply, appallingly and Parmar showing his lack of experience at this level Britain once again looked to Tim Henman to carry the can. In my view the problems stem from the top, in the managerial positions at the LTA. A clear strategy needs to be worked out for five to ten years time, to bring on the talent that does exist in this country. With support ..." Read review
15.08.2000

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