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Henman accepts Las Vegas Wildcard, to start year in Las Vegas

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle1400721.ece

Henman takes Vegas gamble

After months of inactivity, Tim Henman has chosen Las Vegas as the site to get his career back on track

TIM HENMAN has never been interested in the riches on offer to those who gamble, but after four months of inactivity he has chosen Las Vegas as the site to get his career back on track. Henman, absent from the competitive arena since October, insists he will be ready to make his Davis Cup return for Great Britain against Holland in April, and will resume his career at the Tennis Channel Open, which begins next weekend.

The former British No 1, forced to miss the Australian Open with knee problems, has given ammunition to those who believed his career might be over by announcing successive withdrawals from tournaments in Zagreb, Marseille and this week’s ABN Amro championships in Rotterdam, where he has reached the final three times.

However, the 32-year-old was dismissive of such speculation. “I got back to play full-out sets on court last Monday and felt no reaction whatsoever with the knee,” he said. “I was set to head out to Rotterdam, but then I went down with the flu and was laid up in bed for three days. The injury is fine, but I took the view that it would have been foolish to try to return after so long with my basic fitness levels down after being bashed around by a virus.

“I have taken a wild card into the Las Vegas tournament, which should provide excellent preparation for the year’s first Masters Series tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. Not only is it on the same surface, but the opening rounds are played in a round-robin format, so I am guaranteed at least two matches. I admit I am not an advocate of staging tournaments in this way, but in this instance it suits me perfectly.”
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"I admit I am not an advocate of staging tournaments in this way, but in this instance it suits me perfectly."

Good lad Glad Tim is trying to comeback, I wish him every success in doing so..

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Great to see him back!
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Yay! I want Henman to make a major comback to the top 10, but I doubt it'll happen, unfortunately. IF he can stay healthy and injury free, top 20 for sure, maybe top 10... But it's a big if!

I don't like Murray- he reminds me of a moody teenager, but at least he's having sucess I guess. Good to see a Brit doing well.
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Good luck Tim

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Come ONNNN TIM!
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Cant believe Las Vegas is wasting a wildcard on this geezer
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Well if this tournament won't take a gamble, which one will?
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well i hope he really is gonna play there..

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It's so great to see him back on the tour. I really missed him in the last few weeks.

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don't hold your breath everyone, there is still plenty of time for him to withdraw
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Any idea to who else got a wildcard?

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Tim will get back to top 20, a classy player.
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lol i'll belive it when i see it
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