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What is the future of British tennis after Wimbledon 2023?

There are no British players remaining in the men's or women's singles draws at Wimbledon this year after Katie Boulter was dispatched 6-1 6-1 in emphatic fashion by defending women's champion Elena Rybakina on Saturday.

It has been a tough Grand Slam campaign for the home talents with none reaching the fourth round and that begs the question - what is the future of British tennis after Wimbledon this year?

Norrie looks like Britain's best short-term hope

Looking at the short term, there is no doubt Cameron Norrie still represents Great Britain's best chance of any major success.

Norrie crashed out of Wimbledon on Friday, losing in four sets against American Christopher Eubanks on the same day that both Andy Murray and Liam Broady also exited the Grand Slam.

Murray, who is 50/1 to win the 2023 US Open, had been hoping to mark the 10th anniversary of his maiden Wimbledon title triumph with a deep run at SW19 but he was dumped out by fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, while Liam Broady followed his stunning five-set win over Casper Ruud with a loss to Denis Shapovalov.  

Currently 13th in the ATP world rankings, Norrie is the most likely of that trio to bounce back and he will be eyeing an improved performance at this year's US Open, having made the fourth round in New York last year.

The former Wimbledon semi-finalist has enjoyed an okay year, having beaten Carlos Alcaraz in the Rio Open final back in February, while he also made the third round of the French Open and was a semi-finalist at Queen's.

Norrie will be disappointed with this season's performance at Wimbledon but there is surely plenty more to come from the 27-year-old who is 33/1 to win the US Open later this year.  

Injuries plague starlets Raducanu and Draper

In terms of the long term, two of Great Britain's hottest young prospects were not even in action at the All England Club this year.

One could argue Emma Raducanu has already proved her worth by defying the odds to win the US Open back in 2021 but since then her career has stalled and the 20-year-old has been looking to put her ankle and wrist problems behind her with three major surgeries in May.

That meant she missed Wimbledon, where she made the fourth round in 2021, and she is also likely to be absent from the US Open.

However, the hope is the surgery will limit any future niggling injuries and mean Raducanu can put full focus on her game and the pursuit of another Grand Slam title.

Jack Draper has not enjoyed the same level of success as Raducanu but he is the only British man under 25 in the world's top 100, ranked 78th as it stands, and he is certainly one to keep an eye on.

Draper made his French Open senior debut earlier this year but had to retire injured against Argentina's Tomas Martin Etcheverry and that was his third successive Grand Slam impacted by injury.

Like Raducanu, once Draper gets his fitness and injuries under control, he could be a future threat.

Aged only 21, he has already made the second round at Wimbledon and the third round at the US Open in his short career.

Boulter looks to build on grass-court success

Boulter was the last player standing in the singles draw as far as British players were concerned and she is another player who could also have a bright future.

Boulter dispatched Daria Saville and Viktoriya Tomova quite comfortably in her opening two rounds at Wimbledon before running into juggernaut Rybakina, and she made the headlines when she won the Nottingham Open in June.

To win the title in the Midlands, Boulter overcame compatriots such as Harriet Dart, Heather Watson and Jodie Burrage and she will be eager to build on what has been a promising grass-court season.

Boulter made the first round of the US Open back in 2021 and will be eager to go at least a step further this year when the hard-court season rolls around.

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