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David Lloyd
"Someone like Boris Becker would be perfect"
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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."

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