Andy Bettles remembers his days at Wimbledon


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Andy Bettles remembers his days at Wimbledon

Brit interest at Wimbledon is still on, though indirectly. Andy Bettles, who is coaching Elina Svitolina, has been by her side since 2017 and has helped the Ukrainian reach her first Grand Slam Semi-finals and break through the Top-10 for the very first time and reach as high as No.3 on the WTA Charts.

Bettles has better memories of Wimbledon as a coach than as a player, having lost in the first round of the boys' singles to Roberto Carballes Baena in 2011. "I remember it was a humid day," he said. "I was so nervous I could barely hold the grip and I think I hit three double faults in the first game.

I wasn't a good enough player but the coaching side fascinated me. I've been lucky to work with some amazing coaches and then Elina gave me the trust to be her main coach”. He further added, "When I was growing up, Wimbledon was so special, so this is amazing for me personally.

It's important sometimes to take a step back and, on a personal note, remember how quickly my career has come along”.