Tim Henman tells Great Britain to find new ATP Cup captain as it ‘does not appeal’ this time

Great Britain will need to find a new team captain for the ATP Cup if it goes ahead in January, with Tim Henman ruling himself out. 

Henman led Team GB in the 2020 tournament, and he did so very successfully with them going to the quarter-finals before losing to hosts Australia.

It is still unknown whether the ATP Cup can go ahead in 2021, with Tennis Australia chief Craig Tiley explaining regional restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis make the three-city format much more complicated.

Dan Evans, who would be Britain’s top player should it go ahead and they take part, suggested they have been told it may be a drastically reduced format, calling into question whether or not his ranking would be enough to qualify Team GB anyway.

However, even if it does, they will have to push ahead without former world number four Henman.

“The quarantine issues would be me being away from home for too long a period and that doesn’t appeal anymore,” Henman told Metro when asked about the possibility of captaining Great Britain at the ATP Cup again.

“Certainly if things do get back to normal the following year, if asked, I would definitely consider being involved again because it was a great event.

“I really enjoyed being on court with the players. It was something I’ve not done before but, yeah, it was a lot of fun.”

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