Henman to retire in September

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  1. Fee

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    why not finish at wimbledon?
     
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    such a sad thing to see henman go...he was a really good player but unfortunately couldnt win wimbledon with sampras, ivanisevic, and federer around...
     
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  4. tennispro11

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    Yeah, what he said. Henman is one of the best players to come out of Britain in a long time. They really don't like him over there as far as the press is concerned, but I enjoy watching him play and he is an awesome guy.
     
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    ahhhhhhhh mennnnnnnn
     
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  6. Feña14

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    I'm gutted :cry:

    I knew it was only a matter of time with his results and injuries but it still doesn't make it feel any better.

    As a young tennis fan growing up in England over the past 15 years, Henman has always been there. To think that come next Wimbledon, he won't be there, it's going to be strange.

    I guess we have to look on the bright side though! He will probably be sitting in the Sky Sports studio by the Madrid Masters at the very latest! He's a funny guy, will be good to watch.
     
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    It was time, I think he should be better of if hje had left coule fo years ago, he never had a chance lately. But a good guy nevertheless.
     
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    How old is he now?
     
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    Well I'm glad I got to see him live at Cincinnat this year... I've always been a Tim fan, but I think he's making the right decision. There's no point in just hanging around the top 100. He seems to have a nice family and might as well move on w/ the next stage of his life. Maybe he can start working for the LTA and start teaching people how to volley again!!! ;-)
     
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    33 years onld, too much is too much,.
     
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  11. Feña14

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    I know how you feel. I was lucky enough to see his match live with Moya at Wimbledon this year, to of been there to see one of the Henman classics suddenly has real meaning to it.
     
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    Thank God!!!!

    It was really sad to see him struggle over the past few years. I wish him the best of luck :smile:
     
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    It'll be sad to see him go but he just can't compete as well any more. It's too bad to see another serve and volleyer gone as others have mentioned.

    Best of luck in the future, Tim!
     
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    Maybe he can join the Seniors Tour and beat up on those guys.
     
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    when is the deadline for entering tournaments?

    Maybe he will decide based on how he plays in The USO.
     
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    I read another article that said Henman was contemplating retirement but had not made any final decision. So we'll have to see...
     
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    sad to see him go...how many S&V's we got left now?
     
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  19. tennispro11

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    Not many I'm afraid.
     
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    I think we're just left with Roddick

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    Well in any case by the end of this year he will probably call it quits. It's sad to see him go.

    A very noable player. But he has much to look foward to in life. With a new child on the way. But it is his time. It's been a good career filled with many up and downs. But his legacy will always be remebered. His fans cheered for him and cried with him with every stroke of the ball. Every point was painful to watch for his fans. I hope he can have one more go at it at the US Open. He won't be a favorite but at least he can say his offical good bye at a Grand Slam.
     
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    Noes!! Tiger Tim Henman!!!!!
     
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    All Henman himself has said is that he'll see where he is after the USO and DC. He has said all summer that he intends to play one more Wimbledon. Possibly he might play sparingly and need a WC for Wimby next year but so what?

    I choose not to believe until the man himself says so. Until then it's more wishful thinking by some than fact.
     
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  24. 93sqi

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    If he retires, I guess it means Paul Anacone is available. Would he be a consideration to become Fed's coach?
     
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    Annacone is the head of men's tennis for the LTA. He's only coaching Henman part-time anyway. I doubt he's going anywhere.
     
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    What is going to happen to Henman Hill?!

    Tim Henman, although he wasn't the greatest tennis player, was a true gentleman. Sad to see him go.
     
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    Sad news. A stylish player, always good to watch.

    Anyway, having said that his style is beautiful: his kind of game had become kind of obsolete, tough.
     
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    It's definitely sad to see him go. I've pretty much watched him his entire career, well at least the televised events. I figured it wasn't to far off, I mean he's been around a long time, but he will definitely be missed.

    But like all good things in life, they must end at some point. I just kind of wished he made his last tournament Wimbledon, whether this year or next year. I realize that he'll be ending his career with a match at Wimbledon for the davis cup, so maybe in some ways it is better. Have never been a fan of Davis cup, but I suppose this is the best of both worlds. It'll be at Wimbledon, and he'll be playing for his country.

    Jukka
     
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    If it's true it will be a sad thing for the sport, even if expected. As tennispro11 already said, the media give him a hard time but the media is fickle. I sincerely hope he is given a good send-off by the British public. Such a pity he couldn't get just one Wimby under his belt.
     
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  30. ThomasH

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    Henman Hill is changing into Mount Murray probably
     
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    I don't begrudge him for this last year, he deserved the chance to make sure there was no chance of a comeback - but enough now - time to free up the spot for the younger players.

    His career shows how little separates the legends from the very good - if Slams were 2 out of 3 sets or only 5 rounds, he might have won a few Wimby's and USO's.

    Will be interesting to see what he does after tennis.
     
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    No doubt it will be christened that by a redtop yep :)

    Sad to see him go, would have loved to have seen him take a Wimbledon. A touch volleying great. I always wondered if he had Frosties for breakfast
     
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    I am sad to see him go but also happy as he has been in pain for last few years due to his back. will miss you Henmania!!!
    I'll no longer have a twin on tour.
     
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    Good riddance, I say!
     
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    Why on earth would you say that?

    Anyway, I've always loved to watch him play over the years. He has been a great ambassador for British tennis. I've hated to see him do so badly this year.

    Good luck Tim, make us proud in the Davis Cup.
     
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    Another wonderful player lost to the ravages of time and injuries...
    Id love to see him make another run @ Wimbledon..
    But if he chooses not to, then i guess it's not to be...
    The death of S&V makes me think back 10-15yrs ago when everyone was saying the power game was ruining tennis, blamed on the "high powered racquets".
    Now we see the virtual death of S&V, all because of the wide spread homogenisation of the game....
    The ATP really has to change what they're doing or the credibility of the gae is at stake, especially with the older fans who knew how tennis was really played...
    *prays for reincarnation of Pat Rafter*
     
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    Thank you, Tim. You have left us with beautiful memories of your artistry at the net. Tennis...as it used to be played. Best wishes in your new endeavor and to Lucy and the kids.
     
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    He really good in volley and front net. Age coming really.........goodbye Tim. So long.
     
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    Press conference

    Tim will hold a press conference in NYC on Thursday to announce/confirm his future plans for 2007 and beyond.

    It looks like he'll retire but I wouldn't be shcoked and sort of hope that he'll take off the rest of the year to recover and enjoy the birth of his third child and play selectively until Wimbledon next year and retire then. Much more appropriate than a DC tie.

    http://www.timhenman.org/NEWS/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=464793&itype=5883
     
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    I hope he does retire at Wimbledon it will be a much nicer farewell than at let's say the US open (which I said before).
     
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    Too bad, he is the last relic from the Sampras era. I will miss his beautiful classic game.
     
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    does Henman frequent this board?
     
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    a good classic player, but it was about time. nobody should loose in so many 1st rounds.
     
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    Or, how about he gives it a shot at Wimbledon for Seniors in 2008!?
     
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    can he play? i think he is not eligible for that tourney...
     
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    It's sad if Henman has to retire now because of injuries. It would have been nice if he could play well for some time (i.e. at least few months) and then leave. :D
     
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    Gutted.......
     
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    Yes after Rafter and Sampras retired, he was really the last of the jedi knights.

    But as McEnroe said, Henman has maximised his talent and you cannot ask anymore than that.

    Many people say his best chance was Wimbledon 2001, where he lost to Goran. But I think Rafter was the best player in the Tournment and would have beaten Henman.

    Wimbledon 2002, he really should have beaten Hewitt in the semi and then Nalbandian would have been a walk over.
     
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    Unfortunate for the country of England and the tennis community.....Good news for Andy Murray, all eyes on him!!!!!!!!
     
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