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Former official: Tennis Australia to blame

 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia wipes his face during a first round men's singles match against  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France  at the All England Lawn Te...

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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia wipes his face during a first round men's singles match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the All England Lawn Te...

The former chief executive of the Australian Open says one of Australia's worst performances at any Grand Slam tournament can be blamed on continuing mismanagement by the governing body for tennis Down Under.
Paul McNamee, a four-time Grand Slam doubles champion, says Tennis Australia has failed to develop a next generation of players to replace those who have retired or are aging.
On Tuesday at Wimbledon, 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic and Matt Ebden were eliminated in the first round, marking the first time that no Australian male has advanced to the second round since 1938.
Samantha Stosur lost her second-round women's match Wednesday, only the fourth time in the Open Era that no Australian player has reached the third round in singles at a Grand Slam.


Updated : 2021-03-09 16:58 GMT+08:00