Henman To Join McEnroe And Others In Edinburgh

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Former British player Tim Henman is dipping his toes into a pre-Wimbledon exhibition north of the border as he joins a cast of his former rivals in the exhibition in a field which also includes John McEnroe, Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis, Carlos Moya and Goran Ivanisevic in Edinburgh.

 

The four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist also took the time to tip tennis heir Andy Murray as a major Wimbledon contender. Henman, who retired in 2007 as Murray was starting to make his move in the rankings, will compete at the hit-and-giggle north of the border in the June 20-23 run-up to opening day at the All England club.,

 

“I think Andy has as good a chance as anybody of winning Wimbledon this year,” said the former No. 4. “He showed unbelievable mental strength last summer when he first reached the final of the tournament (and lost to Roger Federer).

 

“After how he performed at the US Open (first grand slam title) there is no question Andy has the ability to defeat anybody, despite being involved in what is an amazingly tough era. And I don’t think that the added pressure of playing in front of your home fans worries Andy.”

 

Henman does remain concerned that there have been no standout players following Murray’s path into serious ATP careers. “You might have thought the standard would be better than it is,” said the four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist. “We have one of the greatest tournaments in the world and ever-improving facilities, but Andy is having to do it on his own.

 

Britain has world-class sports stars. But we have to do a better job of getting the best ones to play tennis. If we don’t, we can’t expect things to improve.”





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