Monday, 23 March 2009

National Pride. Not.

A good end to the Six Nations for England, including a reasonably emphatic win over France a fortnight ago.

You would also like to think that Fabio Capello's boys could currently give the French a severe test, home or away.

But tennis? We're not likely to find out in the near future with GB's recent demise in the Davis Cup qualifiers. And the position of English tennis has lately been hidden behind the young Scottish gentleman's heroics. But, prompted by coach Mark Petchey's calls for the LTA to disband and for a complete reorganisation of tennis in the country, I list for your perusal a section of the ATP rankings for comparison purposes.

8. Gilles Simon
10. Gael Monfils
11. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
25. Richard Gasquet
33. Paul-Henri Mathieu
44. Julien Benneteau
45. Jeremy Chardy
49. Florent Serra
50. Fabrice Santoro
53. Marc Gicquel
58. Arnaud Clement
60. Nicholas Devilder
82. Michael Llodra
130. Olivier Patience
132. Nicholas Mahut
135. Adrian Mannarino
136. Mathieu Montcourt
153. Josselin Ouanna
154. Laurent Recouderc
156. Alexandre Sidorenko
167. Edouard Roger-Vasselin
186. Eric Prodon
187. Josh Goodall


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