BBC News Online BBC World Service BBC Homepage
BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport
 You are in:  Wimbledon2000
Front Page 
Results 
Order of Play 
Men's Seeds 
Women's Seeds 
The Brits 
Fans' Guide 
SportsTalk 
AudioVideo 
Photo Galleries 
The BBC Team 



David Lloyd
"Someone like Boris Becker would be perfect"
 real 28k


Wednesday, 5 July, 2000, 05:14 GMT 06:14 UK
Henman needs 'a Becker'
David Lloyd says Boris Becker could be Henman's answer
David Lloyd says Boris Becker could be Henman's answer
British number one Tim Henman needs a new coach if he wants to succeed, according to former British Davis Cup captain David Lloyd.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Any Sporting Questions, Lloyd said Henman's current coach David Felgate did not have the necessary experience to help Henman improve.



I would look for someone who's been there, done it and played at the very top

David Lloyd
"I think David has done a marvellous job," Lloyd said.

"But he's in a difficult position because he's probably Tim's best friend and it's very hard to be a player's best friend and then ask him to go out and hit hundreds of balls."


Tim Henman neds a fresh face, says Lloyd
Tim Henman needs a fresh face, says Lloyd
Lloyd added that Henman needed someone with relatively recent experience of competing at the highest level, and mentioned Boris Becker as a possible replacement.

"I would look for someone who's been there, done it and played at the very top," Lloyd said.

"Then in a given circumstance that you don't experience very often, like break point at 4-4, you can say 'Why didn't you hit it across court?' which I don't think David can do because he's never been there.

"Someone like Boris Becker springs to mind, someone Tim would obviously respect and who's been there and done it."

Search BBC Sport Online

See also:

03 Jul 00 | The BBC Team
British tennis fails again
03 Jul 00 | Wimbledon2000
Henman praises Philippoussis
03 Jul 00 | Wimbledon2000
Henman crashes out with epic defeat
04 Jul 00 | Wimbledon2000
Popp facing Rafter 'dual'
05 Jul 00 | Wimbledon2000
Sampras planning to re-write history
04 Jul 00 | Wimbledon2000
Philippoussis serve faces biggest test
04 Jul 00 | Wimbledon2000
Sisters doing it for themselves
^^ Back to top
Front Page | Results | Men's Seeds | Women's Seeds | Sportstalk | Fans' Guide | AudioVideo | Photo Galleries