French Open 2020 – ‘Do not leap to conclusions about British tennis after Roland Garros’ – Tim Henman

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Tim Henman has stated he wouldn’t be leaping to conclusions about British tennis after the very disappointing 2020 French Open.

Andy Murray misplaced within the first spherical to Stanislas Wawrinka, and British hopes within the singles at Roland Garros had been ended abruptly throughout the board on the opening hurdle.

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Heather Watson and Jamie Murray have been among the many massive names to have spoken in regards to the struggles British tennis is presently dealing with after the underwhelming collective efficiency in Paris.

However Henman, who was Britain’s ATP Cup captain earlier within the yr, says he wouldn’t be dashing to judgement proper now and insists that he has seen many gamers carry out ‘fantastically properly’.

‘Do not leap to conclusions about British tennis after French Open’ – Henman

“I believe it was a difficult event, little question about it,” Henman advised Barbara Schett within the Eurosport studio.

“On the constructive facet, Liam Broady got here by way of qualifying, which was a terrific achievement in these situations.

“The opposite principal draw gamers, once you have a look at [Dan] Evans or [Andy] Murray, it is a troublesome floor for them. They aren’t essentially so properly suited to clay.

“I believe Murray has clearly performed properly previously, however having had hip surgical procedure and never having the preparation, it was all the time going to be troublesome.

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“On the women’ facet with [Johanna] Konta and [Heather] Watson, they will play properly on clay however they did not play so properly on this event,” he continued.

I would not essentially be leaping to conclusions simply on the again of 1 occasion. Originally of the yr I used to be concerned within the ATP Cup, I used to be captain of the British group, and so they performed fantastically properly.

“So once I have a look at the group of female and male gamers on the high of the British sport, I believe they will play higher. They did not play properly, however I would not be leaping to conclusions simply but.”

The primary-round exodus in Paris meant there have been no Brits within the second spherical of a Grand Slam for the primary time since 2013.

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