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Henmania dying down?

Sharapova usurps "Hen-mania"
June 14, 2005
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In the run-up to Wimbledon three times as many Brits are searching the web for Maria Sharapova than Tim Henman Big shock! , the UK's biggest hope for a win in the tennis tournament.

The most recent figures from Yahoo Search UK, covering the first half of June, indicate Hen-mania may be dying down as the fresher female talent appears to hold all the aces Maybe now with the pressure off, Tim will win Wimbledon . Reigning Wimbledon champion Sharapova has fans in many countries but UK browsers' interest in other top women players also outranks that in home-grown Henman. Searches for Serena Williams outnumber those for the UK's best player by two-to-one but at least Henman holds the top spot over other male contenders.

Andy Roddick from the US is in second place What's this? More proof that everyone hates Roddick, as MTFers have claimed?, while Andre Agassi, another American, is the third most-popular player in searches. Loyal Henman fans are hoping this Wimbledon could be his but their dreams have been dashed before because "Tiger Tim" has never made it beyond the semi-finals - reaching them four times before being knocked out.

Timmy should've moved out the UK years ago. He would've won a slam by now if he had.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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In more promising pop culture news, Marat Safin is still Ace's Hotlists top hunk in the world!

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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In more promising pop culture news, Marat Safin is still Ace's Hotlists top hunk in the world!
I read that as 'top fuck' and was wondering where the line is
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I read that as 'top fuck' and was wondering where the line is
Your brain is so perverted that you can't even spell Queen's correctly in your av.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Was that article from an English tabloid or what? It's obviously biased trash. What it so conveniently failed to mention is that searches for "Tiger Tim" outnumber searches for "Mary Poppins" 20-1, "Spice Girls" 15-1, and most tellingly "Greg Rusedski" 10-1.
I guess it goes without saying that Tim didn't do so well against pornography as searches for porn outnumbered searches for Tim, 6,089,248,531 - 1.
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It's normal that Henmania dies down. Nobody can seriously expect him to win the title, and perhaps the extra focus on Murray will do him good.

Anyway, those statistics mean nothing. It's not as if all those people searching for Sharapova are searching for her instead of him - most of them are probably anoraks looking for a quick wank.
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Newsflash: Henman Hill to be renamed "Maria's Mound"
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does anyone know if it's true that they gave her a warning at Birmingham last weekend for excessively loud grunting?
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does anyone know if it's true that they gave her a warning at Birmingham last weekend for excessively loud grunting?
Oh, I would LOVE that to be true!
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Timmy should've moved out the UK years ago. He would've won a slam by now if he had.
I don't think living in the UK can be blamed for his string of early 1R-4R Australian and US Open losses. Only once beyond the 4th round at the US Open in 10 tries and never beyond the 4th round of the Australian Open in 9 tries. He's only got past the 3rd round at the French once in 10 tries but you can forgive that as clay doesn't suit his game so well. His results at the Australian and especially the US Open where the courts are faster and suit his game, are just not good enough. You can't blame the home country pressure for that consistent lack of producing the goods when it matters.

I hope he does well at Wimbledon though.
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