Tim Henman: 'LTA has to capitalise on Andy Murray's success'

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Tim Henman: 'LTA has to capitalise on Andy Murray's success'

For Tim Henman, Andy Murray's amazing 2016 season needs to be looked as the springboard for Great Britain to develop tennis in the country even more, especially at the junior level in order to have other players to follow Murray's footsteps.

'It's imperative for the LTA and the game of tennis in this country that they capitalise on it,' Henman said Commentating on BBC Two. 'They have an unbelievable role model. It's been such a journey. He's overcome so many hurdles but this has to inspire the next generation to play the game and prouce better players going forward.' Henman also praised Murray's performance at the ATP Finals.

The world no. 1 played for 11 hours and 40 minutes in total and especially the encounters against Nishikori and Raonic were very tiring. 'Every time there's a challenge put in front of this man, he finds a way to get over it,' the 42-year-old added.

'Djokovic is one of the best players to play this game and he is in good form. At the end of such long week, a long year, Murray has found a way to get over the line. It's just amazing to find that one last push against one of the greatest players of all time and find a way to not only win this tournament but to finish the year as the world No 1.

It is an incredible achievement.'

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