By John Smith • 30 June 2016 • 15:29
Dan Evans in action
FOR so many years, Wimbledon was seen as a graveyard for most British tennis players who tended to get knocked out in the first round, even assuming they had qualified in the first instance.
Naturally there was always the exception that tested the rule and both Tim Henman and Andy Murray regularly moved on to the second week plus of course Jamie Murray has been a mixed doubles Champion and is currently men’s doubles top seed.
The pleasant surprise is that Johanna Konta is number 16 seed in the women’s singles and after Marcus Willis rated number 772 in the world didn’t disgrace himself in the second round clash with Roger Federer, another British player, Dan Evans will be facing Federer in the third round.
Whilst the Murray brothers are Britain’s best hopes for Wimbledon success, it is encouraging to see that its men and women are beginning to be taken a little more seriously at the home of world tennis.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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