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John Lloyd
"I would have been a little bit more discreet!
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John Lloyd
"Ferreira can beat anybody"
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Wednesday, 28 June, 2000, 19:11 GMT 20:11 UK
Lloyd understands outbursts
Wayne Ferriera
Ferreira ranted on Centre Court as Krajicek fell
BBC TV commentator and former British number one, John Lloyd, assesses the third day's events at Wimbledon - a day dominated by on-court outbursts.

Both Wayne Ferreira and Jeff Tarango got hot under the collar in their respective matches.

I think Ferreira went a bit too far. But we get so many complaints now that players have lost their personalities.

That doesn't mean you have to say four-letter words all the time. We also had the incident with Tarango, so people are showing emotion out there. It's not acceptable, but you can't have it both ways.

You can't not seed a player like Magnus Norman next year based on this year

John Lloyd
I'm sure the people sitting courtside and got an earful of it were not too happy about it. I also understand Wayne Ferreira said may be he went too far.

While Tarango lost, Ferreira won and knocked out 11th seed Richard Krajicek in the process. Like Greg Rusedski, Krajicek was moved into the seeds and lost. It shows that nowadays having grass court seedings is nonsense, you should just go straight down the world ranking list.

Louise Latimer
Latimer goes out
I don't think Krajicek deserved a seeding spot. I didn't think he was tournament tough enough to do well , so it doesn't surprise me that he lost to Ferreira.

It was a day for seeds to go out. Third seed Magnus Norman also went, but I never really thought he looked comfortable at Wimbledon. He got through the first round after Mark Woodforde retired.

It's asking a lot of a player who is not an expert grass-court player to come over from the French Open and adapt to a surface that's foreign to him.

Lee should have made it more difficult for the Moroccan

John Lloyd
Norman is world class player on every surface but grass. He could be a decent grass court player but there isn't enough time in the season to give preparing for this one grass court event.

I did think Martin Lee had a very good chance against El Aynaoui. He gutsed it out and then gave away his first service game in the second set with Christmas presents and just didn't compete. I thought it was a very poor performance from someone who should be beating these players on grass.

Magnus Norman
Norman: 14th seed to go
Louise Latimer put in a good performance, but her defeat shows where British standards are at the moment. If we're don't make breakthroughs on grass we won't make breakthroughs anywhere. We're supposed to know how to play on grass.

With the exception of Tim Henman and Arvind Parmar, who's got through one round, our results at Wimbledon so far make pretty dismal reading.

But that's been the problem with British tennis for more years than I can count. The problem as I see it is that it's the same people who have been running British tennis and making the same mistakes and they still have their jobs.

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