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Henman doesn't want to captain Britain's Davis Cup team

sports Updated: Mar 11, 2010 17:13 IST
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Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman insists he does not want to become Great Britain's next Davis Cup captain.

British tennis hit a new low last weekend with an embarrassing Davis Cup defeat to Lithuania that left the the team on the verge of relegation to the Europe/Africa Group 3 - the lowest tier of the competition.

The shock defeat left current captain John Lloyd considering his future after becoming the first British skipper to oversee five successive losses.

However Henman, who reached six Grand Slam semi-finals and was ranked as high as fourth in the world during his career, has no interest in taking over at present because the recently retired 35-year-old is relishing life away from the sport.

"Maybe in three years or in 13 years, sometime in the future, I might be interested in being the Davis Cup captain," he told The Sun.

"But it doesn't feel like the right time. I'm enjoying my family and my golf and not having any structure in my life.
"For 28 of the first 33 years of my life tennis was what I did. I wouldn't change that and I'm sure at some stage I'm going to get more involved and give back to British tennis.

"But at the moment I would not want the commitment or the responsibility of being Davis Cup captain."