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Greg Rusedski plans to turn Britain’s new crop of talented teenagers into tennis stars with the potential to contend for Grand Slam glory.
The former British No.1 and 1997 US Open has agreed a four-year deal with the LTA to develop the top prospects in the critical 15 to 18 age group.
This follows Rusedski’s success in guiding Great Britain to a historic first Junior Davis Cup title.
Justified expectation and enthusiasm is now bursting through the domestic game in the wake of unparalleled triumph this year.
Kyle Edmund, Evan Hoyt and Luke Bambridge were the trio who reeled in those Junior Davis Cup honours.
Morgan also advanced to the junior Australian Open final and won the Orange Bowl in Miami – regarded as the world championship for his level – while Wimbledon saw Liam Broady reach the junior final.
If Rusedski can turn this unprecedented raft of talent into professionals capable of challenging for places in the top 50 it may eclipse his achievements as a player.
‘It’s extremely exciting times for myself and the LTA,’ said the former world No.4. ‘I want to help make a difference. I want these young Brits to be feared.
‘Tennis has been great to me so why should I not want to give something back?
‘All these guys have a promising future. They already think very well, they can problem solve, they are very bright individuals who have the potential to make it to the top.’
Rusedski maintained: ‘I want to be part of that. It’s important to me that I help develop their skills on court and by writing reports analysing their game from the prospective of a pro when they play in events.
‘My ultimate goal is to help these kids get into the top 100 in the senior game and go even higher. I truly believe it can be done.’