Australia is set to witness its biggest contingent in 20 years at Wimbledon this year. Victories for former junior champion Luke Saville and youngsters like John Millman and John-Patrick Smith can see the tally of Aussies rise to 16 this year.
They’ll be led by the charismatic duo of Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic and the center of attraction, former champion Lleyton Hewitt – who could very well step on the center court against Novak Djokovic to play his farewell match at Wimbledon, before retiring at next year’s Australian Open.
Former semi-finalist Todd Woodbridge was all praises for the Tennis Australia Boss Craig Tailey and credited him for this success.“It is an amalgam of good planning and getting the right people involved,” Woodbridge told AAP. “Craig had a vision of what was needed to get Australian tennis back on track and we are now seeing the benefits. It has taken time but you can’t make a career in 12 months. It takes a minimum of eight year to create a player.”
The 118th ranked John Millman played an exceptional match against Tristan Lamasine 4-6 6-1 6-4 to eye a Wimbledon debut. Tomic this week reportedly opted to boycott next month’s Davis Cup quarter . Kyrgios’s latest partition with his coach has created tensions among the fans.
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