Wu urges foreign adventure for China’s flops


SHANGHAI: Chinese No.1 Wu Di urged China’s tennis authorities to send players abroad to gain experience after he went tumbling out of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. The wildcard’s comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 defeat to Gilles Simon in round two ended local interest in the tournament as China’s long wait for success in the men’s game goes on. Li Na won two women’s Grand Slam titles, prompting rapid growth in the sport in China, before retiring in 2014. But China’s men are yet to make an impact. Wu, China’s highest ranked male at 182, said the country needed to look to the United States or Europe rather than trying to develop players at home.



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