Yeah, I think Tim's said on occasion that one of his memorable matches was the one vs Kafelnikov! It must've been really awesome.
Canadians and Americans hating Tim? Hmm...I haven't heard much about that, but being a newbie to tennis, maybe it's all died down already? Of course I hope no one ever hated him, though! But there were some anti-Tim threads on WTAworld.com, I know that.
Anyway, we don't hear much about Tim. Usually they mention the "BIG" names - Agassi, Sampras, Hewitt, etc...in Canada, that is! We don't really have (m)any pro tennis players! Tim just gets really mentioned come Wimbledon, like always. Otherwise, nah - not enough coverage, in my opinion!
Yes, he does look quite "English"-y doesn't he? And I like his voice, too!