Struggle for Wimbledon star Josh

Josh Goodall

Josh Goodall

First published in Sport

HAMPSHIRE star Josh Goodall has spoken of the financial struggle he faces trying to make an impression in world tennis.

The 26-year-old British number four suffered a 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 loss to Grega Zemlja on the opening day of Wimbledon on Monday.

Questions have been asked of the validity of giving British players such as Goodall a wild card to the tournament.

This year’s was his fourth and the loss was his fourth first-round departure.

It is an issue he acknowledges and, in his mid-twenties and with a ranking of 215th, the Basingstoke man knows that he has to quickly find a way to start winning matches that matter.

And, when asked if he had considered seeking additional coaching, he admitted that competing on the tour is already a financial struggle, without incurring extra costs.

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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