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The statistical tribute to Tim Henman (1992-2007)

Voo de Mar
08-23-2007, 07:11 PM
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Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only) 496 - 274 (.644)
Career Doubles (Tour Level Only) 89 - 81 (.523)

Career Singles (Incl. Futures, Challengers and Satellites) 616 - 337 (.646)
Career Doubles (Incl. Futures, Challengers and Satellites) 155 - 129 (.545)

Number of tournaments he has played:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 272
- Challengers: 28
- Satellites: 12
- Futures: 0

CAREER TITLES in singles: (11 ATP, 2 Challengers, 1 Satellite)
94 - Great Britain #1 (Satellite)
95 - Seul, Reunion Island (Challengers)
97 - Sydney (39), Tashkent (55)
98 - Tashkent (86), Basel (88)
00 - Vienna (140), Brighton (144)
01 - Copenhagen (147), Basel (165)
02 - Adelaide (167)
03 - Washington (196), Paris (203)

Finalist: 17 ATP + 1 Challenger

The best GS results in singles:
Roland Garros (semifinalist 2004)
Wimbledon (semifinalist 1998, 99, 01 & 02; quarterfinalist 1996, 97, 03 & 04)
US Open (semifinalist 2004)
The best MS results in singles:
Indian Wells (finalist 2002 & 04; quarterfinalist 1999, 00 & 05)
Miami (semifinalist 1998; quarterfinalist 2005)
Monte Carlo (semifinalist 2002; quarterfinalist 2001)
Hamburg (quarterfinalist 1999)
Toronto (semifinalist 1998)
Cincinnati (finalist 2000; semifinalist 2001; quarterfinalist 1999)
Stuttgart (quarterfinalist 2001)
Paris (winner 2003)
* Three times in Masters Cup (1997, 98 & 04... semifinalist '98)

CAREER TITLES in doubles: (4 ATP + 3 Challengers)
95 - Manchester (M.Petchey), Azores (C.Saceanu), Seoul (A.Richardson)
97 - Basel (M.Rosset)
99 - London (G.Rusedski), Monte Carlo (O.Delaitre)
04 - Monte Carlo (N.Zimonjic)

Finalist: 2 ATP + 1 Challenger

* Silver medalist at the Olympics in Atlanta 1996 (partnering Neil Broad).

Career High ATP Singles: 4 (8-Jul-02)
Career High ATP Doubles: 62 (21-Feb-00)

Singles ranking history at the end of the year (1992-2006):
770 - 434 - 161 - 99 - 29 - 25 - 7 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 15 - 6 - 36 - 39.
* No. 92 at the end of career.

Prize Money: $11,635,542

* Detailed singles statistic (including Challengers and Satellites):
5-setters: 19-15 (.558)
Tie-breaks: 190-164 (.536)
"Tight matches": 81-69 (.540)
TB's in the deciding set: 27-20 (.574)
The longest winning match: 4 hours 30 minutes; J.Courier 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7 9-7 (Wimbledon 1999)
The longest losing match: 5 hours 12 minutes; J.Courier 6-7 6-2 6-7 7-6 5-7 (Davis Cup 1999)
The longest winning tie-break: D.Nestor 7-6(11) 6-1 6-4 (Wimbledon 1997)
The longest losing tie-break: R.Krajicek 7-5 2-6 6-7(16) (New Haven 1998)
The most served aces: 30 - defeated Jerome Golmard in 4 sets (Australian Open 2000)


The other tributes:

Rusedski (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=99403&highlight=tribute)
Schalken (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=100578&highlight=tribute)
Arthurs (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=104420&highlight=tribute)

Tim :wavey:

Loftra
08-23-2007, 07:22 PM
:worship:

jonny84
08-23-2007, 07:30 PM
Shame there is no Grand Slam win there. But still an impressive career from Tim.

Adler
08-23-2007, 07:53 PM
He really wanted this Wimbledon, but there were always just better guys

I saw him first at USO '96, then in Sydney next year, when he won. It's funny, he was 22, but looked as a teenager. And he didn't lose that look even when he was a bit older. Always liked the elegance of his game and very good net game and approaching to the net
GL in your 'new' life, spending more time with Lucy

angiel
08-23-2007, 08:00 PM
Goodbye Tim, you have done your best, peace.:wavey: :worship: :D

Sjengster
08-23-2007, 08:48 PM
He'll always have Paris. Both Parisian events actually, they were probably where he had his two best, most relaxed performances in the latter stages of his career, even if the bigger tournament ended in defeat. And his route to the title in Bercy was probably one of the toughest ever faced by a Masters Series champion - looking back at it in 2004 the only weak link seemed to be Davydenko in the first round, and look where he is now!

Voo de Mar
08-23-2007, 09:18 PM
And his route to the title in Bercy was probably one of the toughest ever faced by a Masters Series champion - looking back at it in 2004 the only weak link seemed to be Davydenko in the first round, and look where he is now!

Exactly, amazing tournament for Tim :) He beat there three potential No's 1 and two potential Top 5 players.
1 Davydenko 6-3 6-4
2 Grosjean 3-6 6-4 7-5
3 Kuerten 6-4 6-2
Q Federer 7-6(5) 6-1
S Roddick 7-6(4) 7-6(7)
W Pavel 6-2 7-6(6) 7-6(2)

Voo de Mar
08-23-2007, 09:20 PM
Amazing matches in Henman's career:

:) Wimbledon 1996: defeated Y.Kafelnikov 7-6(6) 6-3 6-7(2) 4-6 7-5
- first match on the Wimbledon's Centre Court and first five-setter. The then RG champion Kafelnikov was leading 6:3 in the first set tie-break and had double match point in the fifth set at 5:3 (40-15) - Henman saved both match points with the aces!

:) Wimbledon 1997: defeated P.Haarhuis 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12
- in the final set Haarhuis was leading 5:3 and had match point on serve at 5:4 (40-30) - made two double faults... The match lasted almost 4 hours.

:o Australian Open 1998: lost to J.Golmard 3-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 9-11
- Henman won the second set despite of *2:5 (30-40). In the fifth set Henman saved double match point at 6:7 (15-40). After 19 games of the final set, Golmard had taken the medical time-out because of feet injury and won the next game and match.

:o New Haven 1998: lost to R.Krajicek 7-5 2-6 6-7(16)
- only two matches in ATP history have been longest deciding tie-break. Henman wasted 8 match points in the final tie-break, Krajicek converted 5th MP! Earlier in the third set, Henman was 4:3 (40-0) up on Krajicek's serve.

:o Paris 1998: lost to Y.Kafelnikov 3-6 7-6(5) 6-7(2)
- Kafelnikov was leading 6-3 4:2... In the third set Henman was leading 5:1 (!) and had Match point on serve at 5:4.

:o Davis Cup 1999: lost to J.Courier 6-7(2) 6-2 6-7(3) 7-6(10) 5-7
- Henman saved three match points in the tie-break of the 4th set but wasn't able to save 4th (1st in the 5th set). Henman served 25 aces and 16 double faults in this match.

:) Wimbledon 1999: defeated J.Courier 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7(5) 9-7
- Henman had mini-match point in the 4th set, Courier was leading 4:2 in the 5th and had double match point at 6:5 on Henman's serve. Henman saved also third match point with an ace.

:o Wimbledon 2001: lost to G.Ivanisevic 5-7 7-6(6) 6-0 6-7(5) 3-6
- the match lasted three days due to rain! Henman had 5:5 in the 4th set tie-break. He played 6 times in the Grand Slam semifinals but so close to the final was only against Ivanisevic.

:o Australian Open 2004: lost to Canas 7-6(5) 7-5 6-7(3) 5-7 7-9
- amazingly tight almost 5 hours match, where almost every set could have gone other way. Henman was leading 4:1 (30-15) in the final set and 6:5 (30-0). In the 16th game Henman saved two match points and was one point away from 8:8!

:) Roland Garros 2004: defeated M.Llodra 6-7(2) 4-6 6-4 6-3 9-7
- Henman saved match point at *4:5 in the 5th set - that game lasted 10 minutes! Henman served in all three times to stay in the match.

:) Wimbledon 2007: defeated C.Moya 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-2 13-11
- the match lasted two days due to darkness... Henman saved in all four mini-match points: two at 2:4 (15-40) and another two at 11:11.

sammy01
08-23-2007, 09:42 PM
for all his ability and talent the one statistic that will be remember above all else is 0 grand slam wins 0 grand slam finals! its sad but he served the uk well for a decade i hope he enjoys life after tennis (gregs keeping his seat in the comentary box warm untill he gets there!)

StevoTG
08-23-2007, 09:57 PM
During Tim Henman's career tennis has been the winner (;) )

Great srevant to the game, great career. And will, as Tim said, hopefully be remembered for what he did accomplish, that's how I'll remember him anyway.

Good luck in the future Henners :clap2: :hatoff: :cool:

Greg-Pete fan
08-24-2007, 03:45 PM
Amazing matches in Henman's career:

:) Wimbledon 1996: defeated Y.Kafelnikov 7-6(6) 6-3 6-7(2) 4-6 7-5
- first match on the Wimbledon's Centre Court and first five-setter. The then RG champion Kafelnikov was leading 6:3 in the first set tie-break and had double match point in the fifth set at 5:3 (40-15) - Henman saved both match points with the aces!
:) Wimbledon 1997: defeated P.Haarhuis 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12
- in the final set Haarhuis was leading 5:3 and had match point on serve at 5:4 (40-30) - made two double faults... The match lasted almost 4 hours.
:o Australian Open 1998: lost to J.Golmard 3-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 9-11
- Henman won the second set despite of *2:5 (30-40). In the fifth set Henman saved double match point at 6:7 (15-40). After 19 games of the final set, Golmard had taken the medical time-out because of feet injury and won the next game and match.
:o New Haven 1998: lost to R.Krajicek 7-5 2-6 6-7(16)
- only two matches in ATP history have been longest deciding tie-break. Henman wasted 8 match points in the final tie-break, Krajicek converted 5th MP!
:o Paris 1998: lost to Y.Kafelnikov 3-6 7-6(5) 6-7(2)
- Kafelnikov was leading 6-3 4:2... In the third set Henman was leading 5:1 (!) and had Match point on serve at 5:4.
:o Davis Cup 1999: lost to J.Courier 6-7(2) 6-2 6-7(3) 7-6(10) 5-7
- Henman saved three match points in the tie-break of the 4th set but wasn't able to save 4th (1st in the 5th set). Henman served 25 aces and 16 double faults in this match.
:) Wimbledon 1999: defeated J.Courier 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7(5) 9-7
- Henman had mini-match point in the 4th set, Courier was leading 4:2 in the 5th and had double match point at 6:5 on Henman's serve. Henman saved also third match point with an ace.
:o Wimbledon 2001: lost to G.Ivanisevic 5-7 7-6(6) 6-0 6-7(5) 3-6
- the match lasted three days due to rain! Henman had 5:5 in the 4th set tie-break. He played 6 times in the Grand Slam semifinals but so close to the final was only against Ivanisevic.
:o Australian Open 2004: lost to Canas 7-6(5) 7-5 6-7(3) 5-7 7-9
- amazingly tight almost 5 hours match, where almost every set could have gone other way. Henman was leading 4:1 (30-15) in the final set and 6:5 (30-0). In the 16th game Henman saved two match points and was one point away from 8:8!
:) Roland Garros 2004: defeated M.Llodra 6-7(2) 4-6 6-4 6-3 9-7
- Henman saved match point at *4:5 in the 5th set - that game lasted 10 minutes! Henman served in all three times to stay in the match.
:) Wimbledon 2007: defeated C.Moya 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-2 13-11
- the match lasted two days due to darkness... Henman saved in all four mini-match points: two at 2:4 (15-40) and another two at 11:11.

Great work Voo de Mar as usual :)

But I`ll add three more matches:

:o Key Biscayne 2000 QF: lost to Andre Agassi 5-7 6-1 6-7(10) - Tim wasted 4 match points in the third set...

:D Basel 1998 FINAL: defeated Andre Agassi 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-4 - one of the best Henman matches :)

:D Basel 2001 FINAL: defeated Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-2 - :worship:

Voo de Mar
08-24-2007, 06:27 PM
:D Basel 1998 FINAL: defeated Andre Agassi 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-4 - one of the best Henman matches :)

:D Basel 2001 FINAL: defeated Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 6-2 - :worship:


These wins were impressive, but you know, I put to these "tribute" threads only tight matches :cool:

BlakeorHenman
08-24-2007, 09:01 PM
Amazing matches in Henman's career:

:) Wimbledon 1996: defeated Y.Kafelnikov 7-6(6) 6-3 6-7(2) 4-6 7-5
- first match on the Wimbledon's Centre Court and first five-setter. The then RG champion Kafelnikov was leading 6:3 in the first set tie-break and had double match point in the fifth set at 5:3 (40-15) - Henman saved both match points with the aces!
:) Wimbledon 1997: defeated P.Haarhuis 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12
- in the final set Haarhuis was leading 5:3 and had match point on serve at 5:4 (40-30) - made two double faults... The match lasted almost 4 hours.
:o Australian Open 1998: lost to J.Golmard 3-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 9-11
- Henman won the second set despite of *2:5 (30-40). In the fifth set Henman saved double match point at 6:7 (15-40). After 19 games of the final set, Golmard had taken the medical time-out because of feet injury and won the next game and match.
:o New Haven 1998: lost to R.Krajicek 7-5 2-6 6-7(16)
- only two matches in ATP history have been longest deciding tie-break. Henman wasted 8 match points in the final tie-break, Krajicek converted 5th MP!
:o Paris 1998: lost to Y.Kafelnikov 3-6 7-6(5) 6-7(2)
- Kafelnikov was leading 6-3 4:2... In the third set Henman was leading 5:1 (!) and had Match point on serve at 5:4.
:o Davis Cup 1999: lost to J.Courier 6-7(2) 6-2 6-7(3) 7-6(10) 5-7
- Henman saved three match points in the tie-break of the 4th set but wasn't able to save 4th (1st in the 5th set). Henman served 25 aces and 16 double faults in this match.
:) Wimbledon 1999: defeated J.Courier 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7(5) 9-7
- Henman had mini-match point in the 4th set, Courier was leading 4:2 in the 5th and had double match point at 6:5 on Henman's serve. Henman saved also third match point with an ace.
:o Wimbledon 2001: lost to G.Ivanisevic 5-7 7-6(6) 6-0 6-7(5) 3-6
- the match lasted three days due to rain! Henman had 5:5 in the 4th set tie-break. He played 6 times in the Grand Slam semifinals but so close to the final was only against Ivanisevic.
:o Australian Open 2004: lost to Canas 7-6(5) 7-5 6-7(3) 5-7 7-9
- amazingly tight almost 5 hours match, where almost every set could have gone other way. Henman was leading 4:1 (30-15) in the final set and 6:5 (30-0). In the 16th game Henman saved two match points and was one point away from 8:8!
:) Roland Garros 2004: defeated M.Llodra 6-7(2) 4-6 6-4 6-3 9-7
- Henman saved match point at *4:5 in the 5th set - that game lasted 10 minutes! Henman served in all three times to stay in the match.
:) Wimbledon 2007: defeated C.Moya 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-2 13-11
- the match lasted two days due to darkness... Henman saved in all four mini-match points: two at 2:4 (15-40) and another two at 11:11.


Thanks for the memories. Almost makes me want to cry!

maldini
08-24-2007, 09:15 PM
TIM :worship:

tangerine_dream
08-24-2007, 09:28 PM
Vamos Timmaaay :worship: Maybe now that you'll be gone the British press will finally learn how to appreciate you. :o

mashamaniac
08-24-2007, 09:38 PM
what's tim's best performance at AO??

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-24-2007, 09:39 PM
An average player with average results

:wavey: At best you are a Davydenko, Tim.

BlakeorHenman
08-24-2007, 09:46 PM
what's tim's best performance at AO??

fourth round... I believe.

Voo de Mar
08-24-2007, 09:48 PM
fourth round... I believe.

Yes.
Three times 4th round in years 2000-2002. Tim was very close to Aussie quarters only in 2000 when he had double mini-match point at 5:5 (40-15) in the fifth set against Woodruff. Tim lost 5-7 6-1 4-6 6-3 5-7.

mashamaniac
08-24-2007, 09:53 PM
thanks voo for the great infos...:worship:

Greg-Pete fan
08-24-2007, 10:18 PM
These wins were impressive, but you know, I put to these "tribute" threads only tight matches :cool:

I remember Henman vs Krajicek match during Wimbledon 1997. Tim won 7-6(7) 6-7(7) 7-6(5) 6-4. Maybe it wasn`t too tight, but do you know something about the first two tiebreakers?

Voo de Mar
08-24-2007, 10:24 PM
I remember Henman vs Krajicek match during Wimbledon 1997. Tim won 7-6(7) 6-7(7) 7-6(5) 6-4. Maybe it wasn`t too tight, but do you know something about the first two tiebreakers?

Of course, I saw the whole match and was painful for me because Krajicek lost :sad: In the first TB Henman was leading 6:3, 7:6 before he won the set. In the second TB Krajicek was leading 6:4, then Henman 7:6 on serve :D Krajicek was leading 3:1 in the third set after first break in this match...

Greg-Pete fan
08-24-2007, 10:31 PM
Of course, I saw the whole match and was painful for me because Krajicek lost :sad: In the first TB Henman was leading 6:3, 7:6 before he won the set. In the second TB Krajicek was leading 6:4, then Henman 7:6 on serve :D Krajicek was leading 3:1 in the third set after first break in this match...

:) In 1998 he destroyed Rafter and Korda:eek: , but lost to Sampras in four sets. I think his first match on Wimbledon centre court was in 1995 (second round) against Pete too.

Voo de Mar
08-24-2007, 10:47 PM
I think his first match on Wimbledon centre court was in 1995 (second round) against Pete too.

I've got flashback it was Court No. 1 or 2 but I don't remember well.

Allegretto
08-24-2007, 10:59 PM
Tim :worship:

Voo de Mar :worship:

FedFan_2007
08-24-2007, 11:16 PM
Henman - average career. Nothing to write home about. 0 slam finals says it all. At least his retirement makes space for fresher, younger legs.

Rogiman
08-24-2007, 11:20 PM
An average player with average results

:wavey: At best you are a Davydenko, Tim.

Henman - average career. Nothing to write home about. 0 slam finals says it all. At least his retirement makes space for fresher, younger legs.
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How ironic life is, when two of the biggest losers humanity can offer allow themselves to call true champions' careers "average".

Bilbo
08-24-2007, 11:33 PM
Henman - average career. Nothing to write home about. 0 slam finals says it all. At least his retirement makes space for fresher, younger legs.

so being a fan of federer (what everybody could do) is a bigger archievement than what henman has done?

what a tool :retard:

Rogiman
08-24-2007, 11:36 PM
so being a fan of federer (what everybody could do) is a bigger archievement than what henman has done?

what a tool :retard:I think he can't tell his own life from Roger's.

He actually believes he's won 11 Slams himself :tape:

Voo de Mar
08-24-2007, 11:38 PM
Henman - average career. Nothing to write home about. 0 slam finals says it all. At least his retirement makes space for fresher, younger legs.

:o
I put it here the tribute threads about all good players who retire from professional tennis.

Burrow
08-24-2007, 11:39 PM
Tim has definately been a player I have rooted for in every match, I normally say Labadze is my favourite, but how can he compare to Timothy...

Sjengster
08-24-2007, 11:43 PM
:) In 1998 he destroyed Rafter and Korda:eek: , but lost to Sampras in four sets. I think his first match on Wimbledon centre court was in 1995 (second round) against Pete too.

I hope this thread can help dispel the myths about Henman's easy Wimbledon draws and not being able to win tight matches. He's beaten Kafelnikov, Krajicek, Rafter, Korda, Courier, Martin, Federer, Nalbandian and Philippoussis there, and won matches with scorelines like 9-7 in the fifth, 14-12 in the fifth (against Haarhuis) and of course 13-11 in the fifth in his last ever Wimbledon victory.

Bilbo
08-24-2007, 11:48 PM
I think he can't tell his own life from Roger's.

He actually believes he's won 11 Slams himself :tape:

he's an idiot at it's finest. most addicted fedtard besides lina_seta. he thinks he's something special being a fed fan. as if it's so difficult to become one :o

adee-gee
08-24-2007, 11:53 PM
Amazing matches in Henman's career:

:) Wimbledon 1996: defeated Y.Kafelnikov 7-6(6) 6-3 6-7(2) 4-6 7-5
- first match on the Wimbledon's Centre Court and first five-setter. The then RG champion Kafelnikov was leading 6:3 in the first set tie-break and had double match point in the fifth set at 5:3 (40-15) - Henman saved both match points with the aces!
:) Wimbledon 1997: defeated P.Haarhuis 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12
- in the final set Haarhuis was leading 5:3 and had match point on serve at 5:4 (40-30) - made two double faults... The match lasted almost 4 hours.
:o Australian Open 1998: lost to J.Golmard 3-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3 9-11
- Henman won the second set despite of *2:5 (30-40). In the fifth set Henman saved double match point at 6:7 (15-40). After 19 games of the final set, Golmard had taken the medical time-out because of feet injury and won the next game and match.
:o New Haven 1998: lost to R.Krajicek 7-5 2-6 6-7(16)
- only two matches in ATP history have been longest deciding tie-break. Henman wasted 8 match points in the final tie-break, Krajicek converted 5th MP!
:o Paris 1998: lost to Y.Kafelnikov 3-6 7-6(5) 6-7(2)
- Kafelnikov was leading 6-3 4:2... In the third set Henman was leading 5:1 (!) and had Match point on serve at 5:4.
:o Davis Cup 1999: lost to J.Courier 6-7(2) 6-2 6-7(3) 7-6(10) 5-7
- Henman saved three match points in the tie-break of the 4th set but wasn't able to save 4th (1st in the 5th set). Henman served 25 aces and 16 double faults in this match.
:) Wimbledon 1999: defeated J.Courier 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7(5) 9-7
- Henman had mini-match point in the 4th set, Courier was leading 4:2 in the 5th and had double match point at 6:5 on Henman's serve. Henman saved also third match point with an ace.
:o Wimbledon 2001: lost to G.Ivanisevic 5-7 7-6(6) 6-0 6-7(5) 3-6
- the match lasted three days due to rain! Henman had 5:5 in the 4th set tie-break. He played 6 times in the Grand Slam semifinals but so close to the final was only against Ivanisevic.
:o Australian Open 2004: lost to Canas 7-6(5) 7-5 6-7(3) 5-7 7-9
- amazingly tight almost 5 hours match, where almost every set could have gone other way. Henman was leading 4:1 (30-15) in the final set and 6:5 (30-0). In the 16th game Henman saved two match points and was one point away from 8:8!
:) Roland Garros 2004: defeated M.Llodra 6-7(2) 4-6 6-4 6-3 9-7
- Henman saved match point at *4:5 in the 5th set - that game lasted 10 minutes! Henman served in all three times to stay in the match.
:) Wimbledon 2007: defeated C.Moya 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-2 13-11
- the match lasted two days due to darkness... Henman saved in all four mini-match points: two at 2:4 (15-40) and another two at 11:11.
Great stuff :yeah:

There have been many other matches like that (no-one does a rollercoaster match like our Timmy) and I'd have definitely have the Haarhuis match in there as well from Wimbledon 97, it was the match that really started Henmania at Wimbledon when Tim won 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12 in an incredible match.

It's sad that he'll be remembered for his losses rather than his successes, but I have the utmost respect for him as a professional whether he choked, underachieved or whatever. He always gave 100% to his tennis (let's not forget he was ranked outside the top 250 when he was 21) and I genuinely believe he did as well as he possibly could. I only began to appreciate him more towards the end of his career, I wanted Goran to beat him in the Wimbledon SF and although I'm thrilled for Goran that he won Wimbledon, I look back on that and wish the outcome had been different. I also think he's a great guy, you won't hear any fellow peers say any negative things about him (except maybe Nalbandian) and I think he's got an extremely good sense of humour off court, he'll make a great captain on They Think It's All Over or something if he chose to do so.

All the best Tim, I don't expect him to beat Tursunov at the US but I hope he goes out with a bang in the Davis Cup.

GlennMirnyi
08-25-2007, 02:41 AM
Henman - average career. Nothing to write home about. 0 slam finals says it all. At least his retirement makes space for fresher, younger legs.

Have some respect, idiot.

GlennMirnyi
08-25-2007, 02:46 AM
Instead of Clapton is god, please someone write:

HENMAN IS GOD!

Case closed.

brent-o
08-25-2007, 02:55 AM
It kinda depresses me that he's just a few wins short of 500 career wins. And then well there's the fact that he's never got to a Slam final. But still, so close to 500! haha nevertheless, great career Tim and wish you the best. You've given us some memorable matches.

Jimnik
08-25-2007, 03:09 AM
Great stats Voo, a perfect tribute to a great career.

Wimbledon hasn't been the same these last couple of years without Tim making the 2nd week. With him goes the last top 10 serve-volleyer and effectively the last resemblance of the old era.

It's not often that you have a chance to finish your career with a win but Davis Cup is definitely an opportunity to do so. I couldn't think of a more fitting way to end his career than on the lawns of SW19.

Forehander
08-25-2007, 03:33 AM
lol seriously since i've started tennis Henman to me have always been a crappy player :)

GlennMirnyi
08-25-2007, 03:38 AM
lol seriously since i've started tennis Henman to me have always been a crappy player :)

As if someone ever cared about what you think. :D

baghdatis
08-25-2007, 03:41 AM
Goodbye Tim! :wavey:

Voo de Mar :worship:

Voo de Mar
09-22-2007, 04:28 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44132000/jpg/_44132323_hen_murray203.jpg

BBC

Tim Henman brought the curtain down on his professional career by partnering Jamie Murray to victory over Croatia in their Davis Cup doubles match.
After Friday's two singles wins, it gave GB an unassailable 3-0 lead and a place back in the elite World Group.
The British pair came from a set down to beat Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko 4-6 6-4 7-6 7-5.
:worship:

DrJules
09-22-2007, 04:46 PM
Most successful British player since Fred Perry in 1930's.

Can Murray surpass him. Only time will tell!!!

Burrow
09-22-2007, 10:30 PM
So talented and no grand slam, surprising.

World Beater
09-23-2007, 02:54 AM
i still think henman's greatest achievement was RG semi. The form that i saw from him that tournament was phenomenal. He seemed more natural on the surface than even sampras did despite sampras' superior record on clay.

El Legenda
09-23-2007, 03:00 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44073000/jpg/_44073249_henman_2004.jpg

Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only) 496 - 274 (.644)

Number of tournaments he has played:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 272
:

:confused:

Archer16
09-23-2007, 03:40 AM
Without checking it, I think the Masters Cup would explain that.
Great stuff :yeah:

There have been many other matches like that (no-one does a rollercoaster match like our Timmy) and I'd have definitely have the Haarhuis match in there as well from Wimbledon 97, it was the match that really started Henmania at Wimbledon when Tim won 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12 in an incredible match.

It's sad that he'll be remembered for his losses rather than his successes, but I have the utmost respect for him as a professional whether he choked, underachieved or whatever. He always gave 100% to his tennis (let's not forget he was ranked outside the top 250 when he was 21) and I genuinely believe he did as well as he possibly could. I only began to appreciate him more towards the end of his career, I wanted Goran to beat him in the Wimbledon SF and although I'm thrilled for Goran that he won Wimbledon, I look back on that and wish the outcome had been different. I also think he's a great guy, you won't hear any fellow peers say any negative things about him (except maybe Nalbandian) and I think he's got an extremely good sense of humour off court, he'll make a great captain on They Think It's All Over or something if he chose to do so.

All the best Tim, I don't expect him to beat Tursunov at the US but I hope he goes out with a bang in the Davis Cup.
Usually I'm for the underdog, but I wanted Tim to win that match, and after that amazing 3rd set (16 minutes, Goran won 4 points!) I was sure he would... I believe when asked if he could change something in his career, he replied something like "that rain delay in the 4th set". :sad:
I did expect his win over Tursunov, I knew he'd give it all not to finish his last GS in the 1r. And this weekend was a classy exit for the classiest player of them all. :worship:

R.Federer
09-23-2007, 06:13 AM
A great career no doubt. Have a great rest of the life. :wavey: :sad: :hug:

R.Federer
09-23-2007, 06:16 AM
Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only) 496 - 274 (.644)

Number of tournaments he has played:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 272

:confused:

He entered 272 tournaments but each has 4-7 rounds, so he can lose 274 matches but still win many more.

Mateya
09-23-2007, 09:55 AM
:worship: :wavey: :worship:

FedFan_2007
09-23-2007, 09:58 AM
Tiger Tim - you truly were a mediocrity.

scarecrows
09-23-2007, 10:05 AM
thanks a lot Voo

Voo de Mar
09-23-2007, 11:56 AM
:confused:

Henman lost also matches in Davis Cup and World Team Cup, therefore he has more losing matches than tournaments played :shrug:
BTW, you can lose 3 matches in 1 tournament - it's Masters Cup. Henman for example played twice full Masters Cup and in both occasions lost two matches. So, counting only those two tournaments we can write:
Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only): 3 - 4
Number of tournaments he has played:
Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 2

stebs
09-23-2007, 12:46 PM
Voo De Mar :worship:

Timothy Henman :worship:

Pipsy
12-19-2010, 09:04 AM
An average player with average results

Henman - average career. Nothing to write home about.

Henman to me have always been a crappy player :)

Tiger Tim - you truly were a mediocrity.

Oh, please. Tim was far better than an average player. While not what anyone would call a "great" player, 6 Grand Slam semi-finals, 1 Masters title, an Olympics silver medal, and 496 career wins surely show us that he was one of the best and most consistent players of his era and one that truly maximised his potential.