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Tim Henman gears up to play a tennis shot
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Henman plays last match at Wimbledon

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“Come on Tim!” we all screamed at the television constantly during the tennis career of plucky British hopeful Tim Henman. But Tim, he just could not come on. It was on 28th June 2007 that Henman Hill filled with expectant fans for one final time, as they watched the man lose in the second round of Wimbledon to 78th-ranked Feliciano Lopez in five sets. Though he vowed to return, he didn’t.

Herman announced his retirement a couple of months later. Though he never quite managed to win a Grand Slam, and did become a bit of a national joke, Tim did have a distinguished and notable career, ranking number four in the world, reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon four times, the semi-finals in both the French and US Open and winning over $11 million in prize money. So there’s no need to feel that sorry for him.