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    Henman actually wins a tennis match!!

    Henman secures epic win over Moya

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    Tim Henman's Wimbledon dream lives on after he finally overcame Carlos Moya in their delayed first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
    The players resumed at 5-5 in the final set after bad light had halted their match late on Monday evening.

    It was another nail-biting affair as the first 13 games went with serve.

    But Moya eventually double-faulted on Henman's seventh match point to allow the 32-year-old Briton a famous 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-2 13-11 victory.





    Four-time semi-finalist Henman will now play another Spaniard in the second round in the shape of Feliciano Lopez, who beat Britain's Josh Goodall.


    After the drama that had taken place on Monday evening, there was further tension for Henman's fans in a packed Centre Court on Tuesday.

    Both players looked solid on serve until 30-year-old Moya earned two break points at 11-11.

    British number two Henman saved both with terrific serves, including a second-serve ace on the latter.

    In the following game, it was Moya's turn to struggle as he went 15-40 down after a clever lob from the Briton, who had failed to convert four match points on Monday evening.



    He saved both and another but finally cracked on the seventh, tamely handing victory to Henman, who had fought back from a break down earlier in the final set.

    It also ensured the Briton avoided his first first-round defeat since his Wimbledon debut 13 years ago.

    Afterwards, Henman said his twilight heroics on Monday evening had been the turning point.

    "The key was coming back from 2-4 and 15-40 down in the fifth set. I stuck to my guns to hold serve then broke back to get back on level terms.

    "I have to give Carlos credit for coming out and serving and volleying like he did. If I'd lost, on reflection I could have accepted it because he played so well."

    He also paid tribute to the Centre Court crowd. "They were fantastic," he said.

    "It's obviously different without the roof, but the atmosphere is second to none and the support I've had here has always been incredible and I use it to my advantage."
    Wonders never cease.

    I'm sure he'll be on the bus back to Oxford before too long though.

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    There's a fukkin tennis thread on here marmers.

    Murray is injured, i support the Scot.
    hope henman loses next round.

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    This is more than tennis. This is England actually winning something, even if it is the only game he'll win at Wimbledon this year.

    And you're a kunt Noony. You should support your colonial masters. Hell, we let you stay in the valleys didn't we? We could just as easily have driven you into the sea you know. Ungrateful midgets, the lot of yous!!

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    I was wondering if there were any Welsh tennis players. As normal, google came up trumps...


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    Well, that didn't last long.....



    Tim Henman says he will definitely be back at Wimbledon next year, despite a heartbreaking five-set defeat by Feliciano Lopez on Thursday.

    The 32-year-old lost 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 2-6 6-1 in the second round of his 14th Wimbledon campaign.

    Asked whether he would return next year, Henman replied: "Absolutely."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Well, that didn't last long.....
    Obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    hope henman loses next round.
    reds on there way

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