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Henman withdraws from Paris.

Horatio Caine
10-30-2005, 05:02 PM
I only discovered this when I visited the Paris thread so I thought it might be better placed here.

I just hope he recovers quickly and can enjoy the offseason. Hopefully he can do better next season...hard to see how he can't :tape:

So Greg needs to reach R2 to get British #1 - bit of an anticlimax. Good luck to him anyway.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4390112.stm

Deboogle!.
10-30-2005, 05:10 PM
too bad for him :( hope the injury heals quickly!!

NYCtennisfan
10-30-2005, 05:18 PM
Get better soon Tim. Looks like next year will be his last.

Phunkadelicious
10-30-2005, 05:28 PM
its a bit of a bummer, hopefully he can finish his career with a title next year

Tatanka
10-30-2005, 05:42 PM
What a pity Tim!!

adee-gee
10-30-2005, 05:48 PM
Greg has a very winnable R1 match against Seppi as well. To be fair, Rusedski would probably deserve it, he's had a significantly better year than Henman. Having said that, I don't think he'll have it for long, Tim will come back strong next year, and the young Scot has absolutely nothing to defend early next year and barring an injury, should surge up the rankings.

Horatio Caine
10-30-2005, 06:02 PM
Seppi will be very tough mate - he almost beat Greg not too long ago on a hard court. However, admittedly, the surface suits Greg more I guess.

Yes he does deserve it, but as Julio has kindly pointed out, he will need R3 to get Brit #1 and that is going to be far from easy.

Tim will drop to Brit #3 at some point next year I think as all his points stretch between January and April. :(

adee-gee
10-30-2005, 06:06 PM
Seppi will be very tough mate - he almost beat Greg not too long ago on a hard court. However, admittedly, the surface suits Greg more I guess.

Yes he does deserve it, but as Julio has kindly pointed out, he will need R3 to get Brit #1 and that is going to be far from easy.

Tim will drop to Brit #3 at some point next year I think as all his points stretch between January and April. :(
If Greg loses to Seppi indoors he doesn't deserve the British no.1 spot :o

I think I'd fancy his chances against Davydenko to be honest, especially after the pathetic performance he put in against Kiefer last week.

As I say, he's only keeping the seat warm for the young Scottish prince though :p

*Ljubica*
10-30-2005, 06:14 PM
Get well soon Tim :hug: - and best of luck for a return to form and at least 1 title in 2006.

adee-gee
10-30-2005, 06:15 PM
1 title in 2006.
Wimbledon ;)

peteslamz
10-30-2005, 06:18 PM
Hope Henman can have a BETTER season next year because I think it will be his last. :(

PinkFeatherBoa
10-30-2005, 06:27 PM
Get well soon Tim and come back ready to kick butt in 2006.

*Ljubica*
10-30-2005, 06:36 PM
Wimbledon ;)

In our dreams I think - but wouldn't it be great :)

adee-gee
10-30-2005, 06:40 PM
In our dreams I think - but wouldn't it be great :)
A Henman - Murray final :rolls:

gooner88
10-30-2005, 07:17 PM
Tim :sad:
Rest up Tiger for 2006; we wanna see you fit, back in form and playing great tennis again.

tangerine_dream
10-30-2005, 07:23 PM
Ech. What a horrible year this was for Tim. Hope he gets well and fit for next year. Win a title or two before he hands the reigns over to Andy.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-30-2005, 09:05 PM
So Greg needs to reach R2 to get British #1 - bit of an anticlimax. Good luck to him anyway.

(not really much loss to the tournie is it? :tape: :lol: :devil: )

GO GREGGIE!!! :worship:

Corey Feldman
10-31-2005, 12:01 AM
What a pitiful year it was as well...
the tie break arse clown of 2005.

delsa
10-31-2005, 10:18 AM
:ras:

*Ljubica*
10-31-2005, 10:50 AM
A Henman - Murray final :rolls:

No - sorry - Henman v anyone but NOT Murray :devil:

sigmagirl91
10-31-2005, 10:51 AM
Awww, Tim.....get well soon.

skel1983
10-31-2005, 11:57 AM
May I remind you that the overhyped Henman has still to win
ANY grass court title let alone Wimbledon :haha: :haha:



HA HA HA!!!!!!!!

Overhyped that makes me laugh!!!

If anything he has over achieved!!! He has been a credit to British Tennis, if next year is his last year he has had a tremendous career upto 4 in the world, when lets be honest on paper he was no where near 4 in the world, he has inspired players like Murray, and he will always have a place as a great tennis player in the history of the game!!!

skel1983
10-31-2005, 02:07 PM
"and he will always have a place as a great tennis player in the history of the game!!!"

Took until the Age of 30 to even reach the Last 8
of ANY Grand Slam outside Wimbledon


Dont think Great and Henman go well together in the same sentence

Yes if you compare him with other BRITISH players

What's age got to do with it???

He reached the SF of three different GS won over ten titles and a Masters Series, not a bad career by any means, he is not one of the best but has to be remembered as a great asset and player to tennis, he has been a credit to the sport.

And NO not if you compare him to other British players, if you compare him to other players of the last 10-12 years he is probably in the top 20!!!

People attack Henman because the pressure and expectation, he has had a great career.

gooner88
10-31-2005, 02:17 PM
I see that Chris Bailey is having a sulk that he can't
go on about Henman and Murray on Skysports this week

He has been replaced in the Studio today

:lol:
Instead there's Dan 'topspin' Lobb as the main presenter today.

Chris Seahorse
10-31-2005, 05:47 PM
What's age got to do with it???

He reached the SF of three different GS won over ten titles and a Masters Series, not a bad career by any means, he is not one of the best but has to be remembered as a great asset and player to tennis, he has been a credit to the sport.

And NO not if you compare him to other British players, if you compare him to other players of the last 10-12 years he is probably in the top 20!!!

People attack Henman because the pressure and expectation, he has had a great career.

I agree wholeheartedly with that. I'm British (albeit not very patriotic) and not really a Henman fan but it annoys me when people put him down for his achievements. To have reached 6 grand slam semis and won a Masters is a fine career that 99.9 percent of tennis players would be thrilled with. One can't put him in the same class as guys who have won multiple grand slams but just because he is in the next rung down from that standard is nothing to be ashamed of. He certainly would be somewhere probably around 15 or so if one was going to list the top players of the last 15 years. That is not bad at all.

As for his career nosediving this year, well it happens to everyone. For some it is a gradually decline for others it is more abrupt. I doubt Henman will ever reach any great heights again but if he still enjoys playing he should keep at it.

The one thing that does annoy me about him is I'd like to see him take the pressure off himself by acknowledging that he is past his best and just wants to enjoy the rest of his career. But he still seems set on hanging on to this notion that he can get back to where he was and he is still a top ten standard player. To be fair, I suppose that is normal. Tennis players generally have too much pride and it is painful to accept you are not the player you once were.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-31-2005, 06:28 PM
I see that Chris Bailey is having a sulk that he can't
go on about Henman and Murray on Skysports this week

He has been replaced in the Studio today

:haha:

*Ljubica*
10-31-2005, 06:33 PM
I see that Chris Bailey is having a sulk that he can't
go on about Henman and Murray on Skysports this week

He has been replaced in the Studio today

The replacement is MUCH better looking than Bailey ;)

PaulieM
10-31-2005, 06:33 PM
poor timmy, at least things can only go up from here. bring on 2006 :unsure: