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Tim Henman

Full name: Timothy Henry "Tim" Henman
Nickname(s): Tiger Tim
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: September 6, 1974 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Tim Henman had a family background in tennis, his grandfather, grandmother and great-grandmother all played at the Wimbledon championships. He won national junior singles and doubles titles in 1992 and stepped up to join the professional tour the following year. Henman rose steadily in the rankings reaching the top hundred in 1995. Also in 1995 he achieved the unwanted distinction of being the first player ever to be disqualified from the Wimbledon tournament when, in a flash of anger, he struck a loose ball that hit a ball girl in the face.

Henman won the first of his ten ATP singles title in 1997 but would never reach the final of a grand slam event. Four times a semi-finalist at Wimbledon and once at both the French and US Opens, he was a fixture in the top twenty of the world rankings for the best part of a decade. Henman's career coincided with the introduction of giant television screens on the Wimbledon grounds and the interest generated by his matches led to the area around these screens being affectionately known as "Henman Hill".

Seen primarily as a singles player he still won four ATP doubles titles to add the Olympic silver he won in 1996. Henman retired in September 2007 after a Davis Cup match against Croatia

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 17T
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Men's Doubles Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 33T
2004 Summer 29 Athina Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 33T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #3 2 Woodbridge (AUS) 2, Henman (GBR) 0 0
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #6 1 Henman (GBR) 2, Matsuoka (JPN) 0 2
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #8 2 2000-09-19 Kučera (SVK) 2, Henman (GBR) 0 0
2004 Summer 29 Athina Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #24 2 2004-08-15 Novák (CZE) 2, Henman (GBR) 0 0

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Neil Broad Final Round Match 1/2 2 1996-08-02 AUS 3, GBR 0 0
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Neil Broad Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-07-31 GBR 2, GER 1 2
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Neil Broad Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1996-07-29 GBR 2, CZE 0 2
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Neil Broad Round Two Match #8 1 GBR 2, CAN 1 2
1996 Summer 21 Atlanta Tennis Great Britain GBR Neil Broad Round One Match #15 1 GBR 2, SVK 0 2