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Six Brits to watch in the future
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All you need to know about six of Britain's most promising players
We put six British hopefuls under the spotlight
Great Britain lost to Austria in the Davis Cup after relying solely on Tim and Greg once again.

But, with the pair in the twilight of their careers, who is waiting to take over once they retire?

The Academy gives you the lowdown on six up-and-coming male and female Brits.


Junior players

Miles Kasiri
Miles Kasiri
Fresh from winning the Junior Stella Artois tournament at Queens, Miles Kasiri came close to adding another trophy at SW19 - losing in the final against Gael Monfils.

Miles spent two years at the famous Nick Bollettieri Academy in Florida, which has produced stars such as Andre Agassi and Monica Seles.

He has spent much of this year training on clay, and was one of only four British entrants to survive the first round at the French Open.


Andrew Murray
Andrew Murray
From the junior ranks, Andy is perhaps the closest to filling Greg and Tim's shoes out of anyone.

His recent victory in the junior US Open earned him a call-up to the Davis Cup squad in Austria and next year he'll be fighting for ranking points on the senior tour.

Like Miles, Andy decided to learn his trade on foreign soils at the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona.

Forget Wimbledon, this man is a clay court specialist.


Hannah Grady
Hannah Grady
Style and Grace are what it's all about for 16-year-old Hannah Grady.

The left-hander from Coventry has already played for the Marsh GB team and won the Scottish Juniors title in 2003.

She is coached by the duo of Alan Jones and former British number one Jo Durie and is a big fan of Manchester United.


Jade Curtis
Jade Curtis
Tipped by many as a future star, 14-year-old Jade Curtis is preparing for her first Junior Wimbledon.

She's already won over 30 titles in her short career, many of which have been in tournaments well above her age group.

At a tournament in Spain, the crowd were so impressed that they nicknamed her 'El Nino', which means something out of the ordinary.


Senior players

Amanda Janes
Amanda Janes
Amanda Janes is aiming for a place in the top 200 this year, and results so far suggest she's well on course to achieve her goal.

Amanda is coached by her mother, the former French Open champion and Wimbledon runner-up Christine Truman, and loves playing in fast court conditions.

But Amanda's talents aren't just restricted to the tennis court - she's also attained an English degree at Cambridge University.


Jonathan Marray
Jonathan Marray
A stylish serve volley player in the style of Tim Henman, Jonny Marray is having the year of his life.

He achieved his first two victories on the ATP tour at this year's Stella Artois tournament and has climbed from 500 to 277 in the ATP rankings.

His incredible form has earned him a call up to the GB Davis Cup team, where he relished the opportunity to train with Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.




Amanda Janes facts
Born: 15 January 1978
Lives: London
Height: 6'1"
Plays: Left handed
Favourite surface: Grass/indoor carpet
World ranking: 235

Jonathan Marray facts
Born: 10 March 1981, Yorkshire
Lives: London
Plays: Right handed
Style: Serve-volleyer
World ranking: 277

Hannah Grady facts
Born: 27/11/1987, Exeter
Lives: Coventry
Height: 5'5"
Plays: Left handed
Favourite surface: Hard
World Junior ranking: 137

Miles Kasiri facts
Born: 29 January 1986
Lives: Florida, USA
Weight: 75 kg
Plays: Right handed (double handed backhand)
Favourite surface: Hard
Style: Hard hitting Baseliner
World Junior Ranking: 38

Jade Curtis facts
Born: 2 May, 1990
Lives: Cornwall
Plays: Right handed
World Junior ranking: 260

Andy Murray facts
Born: 15 May 1987, Dunblane, Scotland
Lives: Dunblane and Barcelona
World Junior Ranking: 7
Favourite surface: Clay
Career highlight: 2004 - Wins junior US Open



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