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28-06-2007

Henman plays last match at Wimbledon

Andy Murray Without The Curly Hair or Success

“Come on Tim!” we all screamed at the television constantly during the tennising career of plucky British hopeful Tim Henman. But Tim, he just could not come on. It was on this day in 2007 that Henman Hill filled with expectant fans for one final time, as they watched the man they nicknamed ‘Tim Henman’ 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.