Tennis: Murray questions British search for next generation of players

 Britain's Andy Murray speaks during an interview in Ghent, Belgium.
Britain's Andy Murray speaks during an interview in Ghent, Belgium.PHOTO: REUTERS

Reuters - Andy Murray, who put Britain on top of the tennis world with victory in the Davis Cup at the weekend, says he has given up talking to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) about the future of the game back home as it is a waste of time.

The 28-year-old inspired Britain to the Davis Cup title for the first time in 79 years with their victory over Belgium in Ghent, but said not enough was being done to nurture fresh talent.

"Nothing ever gets done. So I don't want to waste my time talking about stuff. I don't speak to any of the people who are in a high-up position about that," Murray said on Monday.

"I don't know where the next generation are. It is a shame because, regardless of whether or not we had a load of players at the top of the professional game, the juniors were never a problem before."