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Sunday, 11 June, 2000, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK
John Barrett

John Barrett
John Barrett has proved to be a worthy successor to the late, great Dan Maskell as the BBC's voice of tennis.

A former British No 5, he played in every Wimbledon Championships between 1950 and 1970, and represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup in 1956 and 1957.

A highly-respected tennis coach and administrator, John commentated on his first Wimbledon for BBC-tv in 1971, and has not missed a year since.

He has also worked for TV networks in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and America, as tennis correspondent for the Financial Times, and is the author of many books on the game.

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See also:

11 Jun 00 | Fans Guide
The traditions of Wimbledon
11 Jun 00 | Sportstalk
Has Henman got what it takes?
11 Jun 00 | Sportstalk
Has Wimbledon lost its lustre?
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Can anyone stop Sampras?
10 Jun 00 | Photo Galleries
The 80s at Wimbledon
10 Jun 00 | Photo Galleries
The 70s at Wimbledon
10 Jun 00 | The Brits
British men's hopefuls
10 Jun 00 | The Brits
Profile: Tim Henman
10 Jun 00 | The Brits
Profile: Greg Rusedski
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