Profile: Tim Henman

Tim Henman
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Key Facts

Date of Birth: 6 September 1974
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Residence: England
Height: 1.85 m 6′ 1″
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Status: Retired
Career: 1992 – 2007
Prize Money: $11,635,542

 

 

Biography

Timothy Henry Henman OBE is a retired English professional tennis player. Tim Henman started playing tennis before the age of three, and began systematic training in the Slater Squad at age 11. As a junior, Tim toured internationally and achieved some successes. He rose quickly up the ATP rankings, and by 1996 had reached the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships.

 

He was the first male player from the United Kingdom since Roger Taylor in the 1970s to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship. Tim never managed to reach the finals of any Grand Slam but reached six Grand Slam semifinals and won 15 career ATP titles. He is, therefore considered one of Britain’s most successful open era male tennis players with $11,635,542 in prize money.

 

Tim is known for serve-and-volley style of tennis and was ranked British number 1 in 1996 and again from 1999 to 2005. Tim was succeeded by Andy Murray. His top career high ranking was of World No. 4 during three different periods between July 2002 and October 2004.

 

Throughout his career, Henman was a grass specialist, only becoming truly comfortable on clay and hard court before the end of his career. It took him until 2004 to reached the semi-finals in both the French and US Open. While Tim never won Wimbledon, he did compete in 16 Wimbledon tournaments and finished 4 times in the semi-finals and 4 times in the quarter-finals.

 

 

Career Stats

Singles

Career titles: 11
Current ranking: n/a

 

Doubles

Career titles: 4
Current ranking: n/a

 

 

Awards

2003 Singles winner Paris Masters Tournament
2004 Double winner Monte Carlo Tournament

 

Fun Facts

Henman, since retiring has joined the BBC tennis commentary team.

 

Tim is married to Lucy and they have three daughters.

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