Legendary investor, Jim Slater, has saved British tennis once before (he bankrolled Tim Henman's training and schooling). Now that the sport in this country has plunged to new depths (the Davis Cup defeat to that great tennis nation, Lithuania, was a new low) I wonder if he might help out again?
Sadly not. "I feel that I have done enough and I am looking for other sports to encourage," Slater tells me.
Is there anybody that the Lawn Tennis Association has onside?