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Henman ends his career on a high by putting GB back in World Group!

adee-gee
09-22-2007, 04:10 PM
Henman/J Murray def. Cilic/Zovko 4-6 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 :banana:

Fantastic from Tim, he was the best player on the court. Murray didn't play as well as he can, I think the occasion got to him.

Such a shame to see Tim go, but a great way to finish :worship: and Tim hits a beautiful angled forehand winner to end his career :awww:

Thanks for the memories and all you've done for British tennis Tim, we'll miss you :sad:

JustJames
09-22-2007, 04:12 PM
That last point... :eek:

Great job done by the guys... :banana: ... and of course...

Timmy!! :worship:

The crowd are now chanting 'Henman, Henman, Henman...' :D

Lee
09-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Congrat Timmy! :bounce:

Eden
09-22-2007, 04:13 PM
Excellent way for Tim to end his career. Congrats to the British team.

:hatoff: to Tim for his achievements in the last years. Enjoy the retirement and the time with the family :) Hope to see him again in the tennisbusiness one day.

maldini
09-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Farewell Tim :wavey:


if anyone has videos from yesterday or today....I'd love to see them since I've no chance to watch the matches here in Switzerland on TV....

JustJames
09-22-2007, 04:15 PM
Excellent way for Tim to end his career. Congrats to the British team.

:hatoff: to Tim for his achievements in the last years. Enjoy the retirement and the time with the family :) Hope to see him again in the tennisbusiness one day.

Apparantly he is planning on joining the LTA coaching staff and working with upcoming juniors/seniors..

Voo de Mar
09-22-2007, 04:15 PM
Congrats Tim :hatoff:

jitterbug
09-22-2007, 04:15 PM
Timothy Henry Henman!!!! :worship:

Congratulations Great Britain!

.. and Croatia, it's a shame they couldn't have fielded their strongest team. Cilic, Karanusic and Zovko did very well, though, given the circumstances.

jitterbug
09-22-2007, 04:16 PM
.. and I'd love to watch videos of Henman's matches from this tie too if anyone has them :)

*Ljubica*
09-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Well said Adam - and good luck on your retirement Tim :hug: You have always been a credit to tennis and to GBR :worship: I actually think I'm going to cry :tears:

And also congrats to Tim (and Lucy) for the birth of their third child last week :)

Clara Bow
09-22-2007, 04:18 PM
If anyone has videos from yesterday or today....I'd love to see them since I've no chance to watch the matches here in Switzerland on TV....

I second- or third- this request.

Farewell Tim- he was always fun to watch on the court and had a great funny personality off the court. Glad to hear that he will still be involved with tennis in come capacity.

Eden
09-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Apparantly he is planning on joining the LTA coaching staff and working with upcoming juniors/seniors..

Thanks for the info :)

savesthedizzle
09-22-2007, 04:19 PM
Congrats Tim! I'm glad for him that his career got to end so positively :) He was one of my favorite when I first started to get REALLY interested in tennis. :awww:

Good luck to you Tim, on whatever the future has in store for you :D

Psichogauchovna
09-22-2007, 04:20 PM
Tim :worship:

Deboogle!.
09-22-2007, 04:21 PM
:hatoff: Very pleased for Tim, going out on a high note for himself and the country. Best of luck to him and his family in whatever he chooses to do next :D

adee-gee
09-22-2007, 04:22 PM
Farewell Tim :wavey:

if anyone has videos from yesterday or today....I'd love to see them since I've no chance to watch the matches here in Switzerland on TV....
There's some on the BBC website, I'm not sure if they're only available for UK viewers though :scratch:

Try this....http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/sol/newsid_4480000/newsid_4489400/4489421.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&ms3=6

:awww: Tim just brought his daughter on the court :lol:

maldini
09-22-2007, 04:24 PM
There's some on the BBC website, I'm not sure if they're only available for UK viewers though :scratch:

Try this....http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/sol/newsid_4480000/newsid_4489400/4489421.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&ms3=6

:awww: Tim just brought his daughter on the court :lol:

Available to UK users only.
It says

well it doesn't need to be now

I need to watch Switzerland now :scared:

Julio1974
09-22-2007, 04:25 PM
Well done Tim !!!

OrinUK
09-22-2007, 04:25 PM
It's going to be so strange not seeing him play at Wimby next year:sad: :sad:

Good Luck Tim!!:worship: :worship:

trisco
09-22-2007, 04:26 PM
And with Henman retiring do we now say goodbye to serve and volley?

Good on you Tim... he will proabably get the credit he deserves in the british Press now he has retired..

Deboogle!.
09-22-2007, 04:27 PM
Good on you Tim... he will proabably get the credit he deserves in the british Press now he has retired..I would hope so, considering he chose to end his career playing for Britain. Would be a real shame for them to keep attacking him after that :awww:

MisterQ
09-22-2007, 04:28 PM
Congrats and thanks, Tim! :clap2:

trisco
09-22-2007, 04:31 PM
Was pretty emotional stuff to watch yesterday and today. :sad:
He has given his all to this sport and it be be such an overwhelming experience knowing you are ending such a huge part of your life.
We'll miss him here in the UK, not sure whether Andy Murray will be quite the darling of the British Tennis Community that Tim was.. and obviously still is judging by the crowd there..

Good on you Tim ... and thank you. :DI would hope so, considering he chose to end his career playing for Britain. Would be a real shame for them to keep attacking him after that :awww:

OrinUK
09-22-2007, 04:32 PM
I would hope so, considering he chose to end his career playing for Britain. Would be a real shame for them to keep attacking him after that :awww:

Our press moan and bitch while he was playing :mad: Now he's gone all the pressure will be on Andy. :rolleyes:

The press will give Tim his due now he's gone:mad:

Sadly for Andy he has skill but doesn't have Tim's charm:angel:

neenah
09-22-2007, 04:34 PM
Great job. :sobbing:

akosiirwyn
09-22-2007, 04:38 PM
Tim :worship: Sad to see you go :sad:
Thanks for the memories :hatoff:

Horatio Caine
09-22-2007, 04:41 PM
Tim!!!!! :inlove:

Fantastic performance by him...he did very little wrong and carried Jamie for much of that match. Jamie was a great player at the net also, but his serving and return were a bit of a liability (particularly the latter).

Brilliant way to end his career, with a singles and doubles win (finishing his Davis Cup career with a 40-14 record :eek: ), even if it was against a rather depleted Croat side. Kudos to the visitors...they fought well, and their performance in the doubles was excellent...a very enjoyable match.

Sad to see my sporting hero retire, but he has given me, and every other British tennis fan, some wonderful memories, and he made Wimbledon exciting every single year. Thanks for everything Tim. Good luck in life. We'll miss you greatly. :awww: :sad: :tears: :sobbing: :bigcry:

:worship: legend.

:wavey: Tim.

scoobs
09-22-2007, 04:42 PM
Thanks for everything, Tim - enjoy your family life and whatever comes next now.

The time was right, you got it done this weekend and you've been British Tennis for the last 14 years so it's time for a new chapter, whatever that may be.

trisco
09-22-2007, 04:46 PM
*wonders if it is too much of a stretch to see him coming out of retirement for one last Wimbers..*

scarecrows
09-22-2007, 04:47 PM
*wonders if it is too much of a stretch to see him coming out of retirement for one last Wimbers..*

i was thinking (hoping) that could happen next year

trisco
09-22-2007, 04:51 PM
i was thinking (hoping) that could happen next year

I'd love to see it happen but doubt it will. Although the temptation he will probably feel coming up to that time of year may be too strong to resist. (hopefully) ;)

Horatio Caine
09-22-2007, 04:53 PM
i was thinking (hoping) that could happen next year

Sadly not going to happen. :p :awww:

decrepitude
09-22-2007, 04:54 PM
When I heard he was playing in the doubles I was horribly afraid that he was risking going out on a losing note instead of yesterday's winning one. But in true Henman roller-coaster fashion, he (and Jamie) came through in the end, thank goodness.

Bye Tim, we'll miss you.

Nalrodd
09-22-2007, 04:54 PM
Not that I was a huge Tim's fan, but...

THANKS FOR MEMORIES, TIM! :worship:

And enjoy your personal life now... :wavey:

trisco
09-22-2007, 04:55 PM
Sadly not going to happen. :p :awww:

Although at least this did!! And I won't have anyone telling me otherwise ;) :)
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39171000/jpg/_39171470_henman_champ_203.jpg

scoobs
09-22-2007, 04:55 PM
I desperately hope he doesn't.

He has no better to give than he already has given. He got the best retirement script he could have hoped for and I like to see it when players recognise the right moment to leave the stage and do so gracefully.

trisco
09-22-2007, 04:58 PM
I desperately hope he doesn't.

He has no better to give than he already has given. He got the best retirement script he could have hoped for and I like to see it when players recognise the right moment to leave the stage and do so gracefully.


Must be incredibly frustrating though... I know it is to watch when you can see how good his game still is, maybe not as consistently good but he is still a world class player, although, like you say, it probably is the right decision to retire now while you are still a world class player.

Byrd
09-22-2007, 04:58 PM
Well done Timbo, total legend and will be sorely missed :worship:

Burrow
09-22-2007, 05:02 PM
:bigcry: What a fantastic way to finish...

scoobs
09-22-2007, 05:05 PM
Must be incredibly frustrating though... I know it is to watch when you can see how good his game still is, maybe not as consistently good but he is still a world class player, although, like you say, it probably is the right decision to retire now while you are still a world class player.
The difference is that nowadays he's only a world class player 1 day out of maybe 3 or 4 and the rest he struggles to put it together. It would be nice if that were not so, but unfortunately it is.

mangoes
09-22-2007, 05:19 PM
Congrats to my mft friends from GB on a return to the world group.


:sad: :sad: I'm going to miss Tim, but he definitely went out on a nice note. Best of luck to him in retirement:hug: :hug: :hug:

Action Jackson
09-22-2007, 05:20 PM
Enjoy your retirement Timothy.

Too bad his last match wasn't against Cañas.

adee-gee
09-22-2007, 05:22 PM
*wonders if it is too much of a stretch to see him coming out of retirement for one last Wimbers..*

He'll do a Davenport, have a baby (not literally), take almost a year off from the game and then wins his first tourney back - Wimbledon :rocker2:

Or maybe not :lol:

Blue Heart24
09-22-2007, 05:43 PM
Marin/Lovro :sad:

Henman was a great player,he did many things in tennis,and I wish him a happy retirement and success in his life without tennis :wavey: Tim :yeah:

Hagar
09-22-2007, 05:46 PM
That's a fitting end to a great career. He will be missed. Have a good life, Tim Henman!

The Freak
09-22-2007, 07:00 PM
Tim should come back for one last Wimbledon.

cobalt60
09-22-2007, 07:00 PM
:hatoff: Best to the Henmans

DrJules
09-22-2007, 07:08 PM
Was pretty emotional stuff to watch yesterday and today. :sad:
He has given his all to this sport and it be be such an overwhelming experience knowing you are ending such a huge part of your life.
We'll miss him here in the UK, not sure whether Andy Murray will be quite the darling of the British Tennis Community that Tim was.. and obviously still is judging by the crowd there..

Good on you Tim ... and thank you. :D

Andy Murray is not as likeable or appealing as Tim Henman. However, I actually think he has a better chance of winning Wimbledon than Tim.

Mannboy
09-22-2007, 07:45 PM
u rock tim!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank u for all the great/exciting/frustrating/tension-like memories :D!!!! thats all i should say, otherwise ill be here all day congratulating him :) :bounce:

Laura12
09-22-2007, 07:57 PM
:sad: Bye, Tim! You will be missed! :sad:
But he ends on a high note, at least. Congrats on a great career and an even better personality!:worship:

Mechlan
09-22-2007, 08:40 PM
Tim, congrats on a fantastic career.

Glad I got to see him one last time before he retired. And always great to go out on a win. Old school players like him will be missed. :sad:

dijus
09-22-2007, 08:49 PM
You're just awesome, Tim :worship:

ae wowww
09-22-2007, 08:50 PM
An honour to be at Tim's last match today, which truly reminded me of what an awesome player with a perfect game he is. Very wise to end it here, with 2 wins in 2 days, at Wimbledon.

FedFan_2007
09-22-2007, 09:33 PM
Tiger Tim. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Ceri
09-22-2007, 10:25 PM
Well done tim! :D :worship:

World Beater
09-22-2007, 10:28 PM
:p Tim can have many cokes now.

rocketassist
09-22-2007, 11:35 PM
Farewell Timmay, an inspiration to all of us with his dedication, work ethic and ability to turn a rather mediocre junior career into a superb senior one. He probably achieved what he was capable of and didn't quite have the extra bit to be a slam champion.

Back in the world group oh mighty ones, but now we will need an 100 per cent Murray in the first round and also a good tie, hopefully a home one.

Allstar
09-23-2007, 12:21 AM
Sad end. Great player, great bloke and will certainly be missed. Loads of good memories over the years, including a few centre court matches and getting his autograph!!! :)

Alex999
09-23-2007, 12:28 AM
Tim, all the best to you. Have fun.

Bilbo
09-23-2007, 12:32 AM
This Henman was good

Jaap
09-23-2007, 02:36 AM
Timbo, you lost me alot of money down the years, you mug!;)

But you will always be a legend of British tennis. :worship:

Good luck in your future career!

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 03:25 AM
Perfect ending to a great career.

I sincerely hope he never returns to the tour again. Both him and Greg have done what many have failed to do. To finish with a win in front of your home fans means he can look back and feel proud.

GustavoM_Fan
09-23-2007, 03:30 AM
Henman last matcH??? or maybe play tomorrow singles?

I think that Baker and Jamie Murray will play...
but just for asking...

LaTenista
09-23-2007, 04:58 AM
:bigclap: I'll miss you Tim. Well done on your career and going out like a star :hug:

Horatio Caine
09-23-2007, 09:07 AM
He probably achieved what he was capable of and didn't quite have the extra bit to be a slam champion.

Hit the nail on the head there mate. I was one of many who didn't know him from a junior career (his results explain why :o), and to see what he has achieved since the EARLY days of a pro career, is amazing. I'm not afraid to say that he probably over-achieved...but it was fun all the way. :D

Horatio Caine
09-23-2007, 09:08 AM
This Henman was good

:bigcry: :sad: :sobbing: :hysteric:

Viken01
09-23-2007, 09:49 AM
:sad:

jazar
09-23-2007, 10:22 AM
we'll be back out of the world group next year

Taz Warrior
09-23-2007, 01:25 PM
Great way to end your career Tim. Will miss you :awww: Can still remember that 1R match against Kafelnikov at Wimbledon as if it was yesterday

chewy
09-23-2007, 02:15 PM
Its good to see he end his successful career on a high note.
Thank you for the tennis Mr.Henman

sarciness
09-23-2007, 07:08 PM
Bye bye Tim. :sad:

martine2
09-23-2007, 08:56 PM
What a great way to end a career with such a victory!
Tim, you'll be missed :sad: but I wish you the best of luck for the future :yeah:

Horatio Caine
09-23-2007, 09:20 PM
we'll be back out of the world group next year

Liking your optimism Jamie :yeah: :ras:






...but you're probably right. :sad:

musefanatic
09-23-2007, 10:21 PM
Brought a tear to my eye seeing Henman bowing out like that, ah he's such a wonderful player :) Brilliant from his all weekend, he'll be sorely missed :sad:

Great GB are back in WG but i really can't see them staying there for long which is a shame, we need more talent. Jamie Baker played well but not well enough and i just can't see that kind of play helping us to stay in the world group.

jonny84
09-23-2007, 10:35 PM
So pleased he retired by winning his last two Davis Cup matches! Thank you Tim for putting us back into the World Group.

So next year its up to the Murrays to carry us forward. Maybe Jamie Baker, Alex Bogdanovic or Josh Goodall will also help us to carry the flag with much success!

MrExcel
09-23-2007, 10:40 PM
As the legend that is Andrew Castle said himself, we probably didn't know what we had until it’s gone. However, I always knew what we had, and it’s been a privilege to support Tim over the years. British tennis will never be the same again. All the best to a remarkable sportsman, father and true gentleman.

gooner88
09-23-2007, 10:50 PM
What a point to finish your career on. :) Well done Tim.
Tim was one of the players who initially got me interested in tennis, and I'll miss his serve and volley game. Whatever you say about Tim and his faults he always gave it his all and you can't really ask for more than that.
Cheers Tim and thanks for the memories.

Corey Feldman
09-26-2007, 09:01 PM
Im glad its over..

i will of course miss Henman but the last 3 years have been total hell, playing terribly and mostly injured.

he never really found that mix of baseline play and going to the net enough times since the courts slowed and he got older.

when he lost to Tsonga at the Open he said he was glad to be retiring because of power hitters like Tsonga coming on the scene, but in Timmy's heyday he could slice and dice them of the court.

he just couldnt move the same anymore.... injuries and age catching up.

but i hope he enjoys retirement - its deserved :yeah:

Corey Feldman
09-26-2007, 09:09 PM
Too bad his last match wasn't against Cañas.Was that 04 Aussie open match your all time fav match in your whole life Whitler? :lol:

trisco
09-26-2007, 09:20 PM
Just to let you all know we will be having a feature on Henman in the new issue of Centre Court magazine.. link below. :D

Corey Feldman
09-26-2007, 09:55 PM
trisco...
i loved that pic of Henman kissing the Wimby trophy :D

if only that was ever real eh :sad: