Timothy Henry Henman
Birth date: September 6, 1974
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SINGLES CAREER TITLES (11):
Master Series (1):
Gran Prix (2):
Sydney Outdoor 1997
International Series (7):
Basel 1998, 2001
International Series Gold (1):
DOUBLES CAREER TITLES (4):
Master Series (2):
Monte-Carlo 1999, 2004
Gran Prix (1):
International Series Gold (1):
Qualified for first ATP event in Tokyo and lost to No. 1 Sampras in 3rd RD. Reached first Challenger final in Manila (l. to Tebbutt).
Won his first career Grand Slam match at Wimbledon (d. Wekesa) before losing in 2nd RD to Sampras.
The British No. 1 for the first time advanced to seven SF. Earned silver medal in doubles at Atlanta Olympics (w/Broad).
Won first ATP titles in Sydney (d. Moya) and Tashkent (d. Rosset). Reached QF at Wimbledon (d. def. champ Krajicek).
Qualified for his first ATP World Championship and advanced to SF (l. to Moya). Became first Briton to reach Wimbledon SF (l. to Sampras) since Roger Taylor in 1973. Won a career-high 59 matches (59-29 record).
British No. 1 for third time in four years advanced to four ATP finals during season, losing two in final set tie-reaks. Compiled a 7-8 record on clay with QF at AMS Hamburg and 3rd RD AMS Roma and Roland Garros. Played well during grass court circuit with runner-up effort at Queen's Club in London (l. to Sampras in third-set breaker) and second straight SF at Wimbledon (l. to Sampras in four sets). Saved two match points and beat Courier in five sets in 4th RD (4:30). In doubles, won titles in London-indoor (w/Rusedski) and AMS Monte-Carlo (w/Delaitre). Earned a career-high $1,537,594.
Won two titles in a career-high five finals. Broke a two-year title drought and won 57 matches, second-best in his career. In March, did not drop a set en route to final in Scottsdale (l. to Hewitt). Advanced to QF at AMS in Miami, defeating Rios in 4th RD in a third-set tie-break and had four match points against Agassi, only to lose 12-10 in final-set breaker. From August to end of season, put together his best tennis by compiling a 26-8 record in his last 10 tournaments. Began run by reaching his first ATP Masters Series final in Cincinnati (d. Sampras for first time in seven meetings, l. to Enqvist). In last two months, reached SF in Hong Kong, then broke two-year title drought and 0-7 mark in finals with triumph in Vienna, saving two match points in SF win over Federer (d. Haas in F). Closed season with first career title in his homeland in Brighton (d. Hrbaty).
Captured two ATP titles (both indoor) for second straight season and fourth time in five years. His best Grand Slam result was SF at Wimbledon. Went 16-6 in first three months of year. Played well on clay, reaching QF at AMS Monte-Carlo and at Roland Garros, advanced to 3rd RD for third straight time, losing to Cañas in five sets. During grass court circuit, reached final at Queen's for second time in three years (l. to Hewitt) and came within two points of becoming first Briton to reach Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in 1938. Lost five-set marathon to eventual champion Ivanisevic in a match that was played over three days. Led Croat 2-1 in sets and was 5-all in fourth set tie-break but lost next two points and fell 6-3 in fifth set. Compiled an 18-7 record in second half of year. In Davis Cup play, helped his country back into 2002 World Group by posting a singles and doubles victory in Ecuador. During European indoor season, captured his second title in Basel without dropping a set (d. Moya in SF, Federer in F).
Finished in Top 10 and won at least 50 matches for fourth time in five years. He began season by capturing his ninth career ATP title in Adelaide (d. Philippoussis). He also reached three other finals, including ATP Masters Series Indian Wells and Queen's (l. to Hewitt in both) for third time in four years. Reached final in Rotterdam for third time (l. to Escude). Opened clay court circuit with his first career SF on clay at AMS Monte-Carlo (d. Chela, Johansson, l. to Moya). His only two losses on grass came to Hewitt in final of Queen's Club and SF at Wimbledon where he advanced to final four for fourth time in five years. In August, suffered tendinitis in his right shoulder in Indianapolis and withdrew from 3rd RD match. Followed with 3rd RD showing at US Open (l. to Chela) and lifted his country back into 2003 Davis Cup World Group by accounting for all three victories in win over Thailand.
Finished in Top 20 for seventh straight year, winning two ATP titles, including his first ATP Masters Series sheild. Returned to action Feb. 18 after undergoing right shoulder surgery on Nov. 14, 2002. Played well during grass court circuit with SF at Queen's and QF at Wimbledon (l. to Grosjean both times) for seventh time in eight years. Opened summer hard court swing with his 10th career ATP title, first on U.S. soil, in Washington, defeating Srichaphan in QF, Roddick in SF and Gonzalez in F.In final two weeks of season, reached QF in Basel (l. to Nalbandian) and captured his first ATP Masters title in Paris dropping one set in six matches. Posted wins over four straight Top 20 opponents -No. 11 Grosjean (2nd), No. 17 Kuerten (3rd), No. 3 Federer (QF) and No. 2 Roddick (SF) and Pavel (F). Due to shoulder injury, was forced to withdraw from Australian Open, breaking a streak of 30 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played.
The British No. 1 finished a year-end best No. 6 despite not winning an ATP title. Turned in consistent results in Grand Slam play and finished in Top 10 for fifth time in seven seasons. Compiled a 16-4 record in Grand Slam tournaments (had 5-1 mark in five-set matches), highlighted by SF showings at Roland Garros (l. to Coria) and US Open (l. to Federer). He also was a QF at Wimbledon for eighth time in last nine years. Opened season by reaching SF in Doha (l. to Ljubicic), 3rd RD at Australian Open (l. to Cañas) and SF in Rotterdam (l. to Hewitt), handing No. 1 Federer his first loss of year in QF. Became first British player to reach SF in Paris since Mike Sangster in 1963. Went 3-3 on hard courts leading into US Open where he reached SF for first time. Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Houston and went 1-2 in round robin play, defeating Coria while losing to Roddick and Safin. Compiled 25-13 record on hard, a personal-best 12-5 on clay, 4-2 on grass and 3-2 on carpet. Surpassed $1 million for sixth time in seven years.
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Official Website: www.timhenman.org
Other interesting information: Full name is Timothy Henry Henman. Began playing tennis at age 2 1/2 with his parents, Anthony and Jane, along with two older brothers at family's court. His grandfather, Henry Billington, competed at Wimbledon, reaching 3rd RD in 1948, '50-51. His great grandmother, Ellen Stawell Brown, was first lady to serve overarm at Wimbledon in 1901. As a youth, played soccer, cricket, rugby and golf. One of best golfers with a three handicap. Supports Oxford Utd soccer team. Fan of Robbie Williams, U2 and Counting Crows. A member of British Davis Cup team since 1994 and has 36-14 career record (26-8 in singles) in 19 ties. Member of 1997-98 ATP Player Council. Served as ATP Charities Chairman in 2000 and for his personal charity, Kids at Heart, raised ú182,295 (US$266,318) through a celebrity golf event for Sargent Cancer for Children and SPARKS (SPort Aiding medical Research for KidS). He also donated ú100 for every ace during year and fired a career-high 537 aces (ú53,700 was raised for his charity). In 2001, donated ú500 ($735) for every match win during season (won 51 matches for ú25,500, $37,485). Also auctioned off a match to highest bidder with himself at Wimbledon's Centre Court in 2002 which sold for ú25,000. His charity raised ú200,000 ($280,000) as part of a golf celebrity tournament and dinner. On July 7, 2004, received a royal honor from Queen Elizabeth II in London. He was awarded 'Officer of Order of British Empire' for service to tennis in ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Wife, Lucy (married Dec. 11, 1999) and her father is one of top cancer surgeons in country. Daughter Rose Elizabeth (born Oct. 19, 2002).