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Spectator Sport: Coach party

Nobody ever seemed to have a good word to say for Ivan Lendl, though I personally enjoyed his general cool implacability. But why so disliked? It wasn’t as though he stood in the way of British tennis glory: Lendl’s career coincided with headlines that read ‘British Wimbledon hopes extinguished as Jeremy Bates loses rain-delayed first-round match’.

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Roger Alton
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Roger Alton
Roger Alton is a former editor of the Observer and the Independent. He writes the Spectator Sport column.

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