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Henman contemplates end of career!

BBC Sport, today:

British number one Tim Henman has hinted he will quit tennis if he cannot recapture his best form in 2006.
After a testing year, the 31-year-old star said if results do not start going his way he could hang up his racket.

"I have belief in my qualities as a player and expect the results to come," Henman told BBC Sport.

"But if I'm doing the right things in practice, after a month or three months of things not happening a player does question himself."

Henman almost wrote off the 2005 season after failing to find his groove in practice and suffering from back and shoulder problems.

So he is anxious that November and December afford him the chance to put in some quality, injury-free preparation.

"Early this year, I was not enjoying my tennis for the first time, but I desperately want to put that right and am starting to do so," said Henman.

"I'm excited about the work I'll put in to kick-start me for 2006. I want to finish this year strongly."

A noteable absentee during Britain's game against Switzerland, Henman says he is comfortable with his decision to end his Davis Cup career.

"I wanted to focus energies on my schedule and hope people can't argue with that given my long service and the gruelling matches I've played," he said.

"But I can still see myself being captain in a few years."

Henman advocates a "generation gap" between national captains and their players, but he has already given fellow Brit Andy Murray some advice.

"The bar of expectation is going higher and higher for Andy and it should because he's a class player," said Henman.

"But he must be focused on what he's doing. He has an edge to him which is good.

"But there's a fine line. He must concentrate on what he wants to achieve and not on what is written about him."

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not surprised by this...
even though he's been injured most of the year that still only covers some of his problems, he seems to be losing his nerve more, serve is getting crapper and he doesnt enjoy the game as much either
maybe understandable as he's 31 y.o, 12 year Pro and 2 babies at home ..

i also seen since this interview his back seized up again and he pulled out of yet another tournie, in Bangkok next week
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it's not surprising but i really hope he doesn't retire yet.

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i want him to be happy. So if he has to say good bye, don't hesitate, Timbo. I'll miss your delicious volleys

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I'll miss him too
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I'll miss Tim if he decides to retire - but I totally understand if he does. He has earned enough money to live for the rest of his life - he has a wife and two lovely children - so good luck to him whatever he decides.

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he is ok of he quits- but i would like to see an agassi body in him---------he can play---------------and i really hope he doesnt quit.

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cheers for the memorys tim

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He should definitely retire while he still has a winning record on Fed
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I'll miss Tim if he decides to retire - but I totally understand if he does. He has earned enough money to live for the rest of his life - he has a wife and two lovely children - so good luck to him whatever he decides.
I agree 100%.
I hope he can have a good offseason to work on his game and fitness. This would give him the best possible opportunity of having a good 2006.
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not suprising but good luck if he does!

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Tim Henman- Davis Cup Captain!


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Hope he comes to Rotterdam one last time. Need a not blurry pic with him.

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Its not really surprising. Any player over the age of 30, if they get to a stage where they no longer feel they are competitive they call it a day.

Lets hope Timbo can have a good 2006, and bring home the Wimbledon title
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I know Tim will do good next year, at least to retire fairly

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