Get well soon, Timmy.
Back, Shoulder Pain Force Henman Out Of Lyon
Tim Henman will start the fall indoor season on the outside looking in. The fourth-ranked Henman has withdrawn from next week's Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon citing shoulder and back problems.
Henman, who has won six of his last eight matches, would have been the top seed in Lyon.
The 30-year-old Brit endured back pain during his run to the U.S. Open semifinals earlier this month, but aggravated his strained back and suffered a swollen shoulder playing on the slow red clay during Great Britain's 3-2 Davis Cup defeat to host Austria.
"The problems I've been having recently with my back are well documented and the heavy schedule I had to endure at the weekend in the Davis Cup tie has unfortunately aggravated the condition," Henman said in a statement posted on his official website Tim Henman.org. "The heavy conditions we played in have also left me with a slightly swollen shoulder,"
The Roland Garros semifinalist is the fourth player to withdraw from Lyon this week, joining Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, former Roland Garros semifinalist Martin Verkerk and Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela on the sidelines.
Juan Carlos Ferrero, defending champion Rainer Schuettler, Hicham Arazi, Mario Ancic, Dominik Hrbaty, Joachim Johansson, Ivan Ljubicic, Feliciano Lopez, Xavier Malisse, Nicolas Massu, Jurgen Melzer, Robin Soderling, Vince Spadea, Mikhail Youzhny and wild cards Arnaud Clement and Paul-Henri Mathieu are among the players entered in the event.