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Henman is it over???

I think Tim Henman should retire at the end of the season, next year i feel he will tumble down the rankings i feel between 50 and 100 his game has gone, not only that his attitude, in an interview he did after his defeat to Moodie he said HE WAS HAPPY, i mean this guy needs to look in the mirror, he went on about he has been out for a while and was happy with his returning performance. Does that sound like a guy who is 13th in the world, i would be going crazy if i had been beaton by a guy such as Moodie, i think henman is on a downward spiral in a big way, he is getting beaton comfortably by guys who just wouldn't have a chance a couple of years ago what do you think.
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he has family thats what happens different things start to make you happy!!

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hmm, it is quite sad to see Tim fall like this. I think he has grown stale now, I wonder if he will retire soon

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its funny. tim had his best year only last year, is 13 in the world, and people are sayin reite retire retire. ok hes had bad form of late but every player goes through it. let the man do wot he feels is good for him.
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I love Henman don't get me wrong but the guy has not made a semi all year, he is currently 13 in the world but come the end of the year i think it's more likely going to be around 30, i mean it is a bit premature to talk retirement i agree, but i don't want to see tim this time next year having to qualify for TMS and things like that, but the signs are there, i think he will give it one more year because of Wimbledon he doesn't want to leave it with a second round loss to Tursanov. We will wait and see.
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Tim Henman is the best tennis player that GBR has ever produced, Most people in the UK consider him a failure? That is so funny, the guy has reached Wimbledon semis, FO and US Open, yet you look at the guys who won the slams over the years ie Federer, Hewitt and Sampras then you can see that it was almost impossible. Tim is always gracious in defeat and that is corageous, never does he blame injuries, slow courts or socks like some people (Murray). 2 years ago TIm was down and out but made a hell of a comeback to win the Paris Masters and prove everyone wrong. He will be back.
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Tim(e) will tell. The English media are odd sots...they are always hemming and hawing and defeatist in the xtreme when it comes to sports. (NCIC) National Culinary Inferiority Complex. Its because of the old cooking style, boiled meat, displaced on its athletes
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It was always going to be tough for Tim to repeat last year's great performances, however I didin't expect it to be this bad.
Tim's still got a few more years in him. Some results on the hardcourts and a good indoor season is what he needs. I hope he can finish the year in the Top 20.
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I think Tim should keep on working at his job and making money for as long as he he wants.

Everyone is saying people should retire just because their careers are no longer on the upswing, but that's how it goes. There's an arc to most careers. Also most tennis players are the heads of their own small businesses and want to make as much money as they possibly can during their earning years.

I think how much I would have missed watching Jonas Bjorkman all these years if he had decided that he was going to retire because he realized he would never again reach his one time high ranking of #4.
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Jonas Bjorkman is not in the same league as Tim Henman, it's nothing to do with money if Henman was say 80th in the world he would earn around $150,00 for the year he probably makes that in intrest a week, so don't be stupid it's nothing to do with money, i'll guarantee if Henman fell that low we would not see him around much longer.

And as for Dragon he always has to make an argument out of everything, everytime, we are making a point that is very easy to see Henman came back from injury, when he was 28 he is about to turn 31 and he is getting beat by players consistantly now which he would rarley get beat by, iv'e said all along Henman has overachieved he has done Britain proud but i don't want to see him go backwards in a big way in a short space of time.
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it wont have any affect on Bailey
he's already creaming off to Murray.
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This is a high-brow attempt at trolling. How would you like it if someone tried to say your career was over after two bad performances?

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Two bad performances???? he has been playing inconsistantly since after the us open last year minus his efforts in the Masters cup, so it's not as if i'm saying it's over after two matches ( i presume you mean Tursonov and Moodie) Tim would be the first to admit that the signs are there, you would never dream of him being beaton at Wimbledon by Tursanov, i mean he was lucky to beat Nieminen (excuse the spelling!!) who can just about walk on grass never mind play tennis on it, so i feel if Tims preformance's dont improve i feel this time next year we will see him for the last few times. It's not about money for Tim like i said previously it's about pride.
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When Henman gets bagelled by someone 600-something in the world, I think this thread might have some merit. All of the players you just mentioned can be quite dangerous for various reasons so yes it is disheartening to see Tim lose to or just barely scrape by these opponents but getting back to the overall picture of his career it could be a whole lot worse - at least he hasn't lost 21 matches in a row like Spadea did.

I believe Tim himself has said he'd like to play to at least age 35, a few years off methinks.

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