Tim Henman is a retired professional tennis player from Britain. He was a sensational tennis player of his time. The Briton is also known for being the first male player from the United Kingdom to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship, since Roger Taylor in the 1970s.
Henman has played against the legend, Roger Federer a number of times during his active years. Saying that he knows quite a lot about the Swiss’ game, style and way of thinking. He has locked horns with him 13 times and has a record of 6 wins for 7 losses.
Federer has announced that he aims to be back for the Australian open 2021, after almost 10 months of being inactive. Tim Henman was recently asked about the former no.1’s return to tennis after undergoing two knee surgeries. While answering, the Briton talked high about Federer’s aim and his goals for his career.
“Roger is not someone who seeks records, records are coming to him. He wants to win the biggest trophies and be competitive, that’s what is important to him.”, Henman said.
“He(Roger) Knows Himself Perfectly”: Tim Henman
Even though the 46-year-old is more excited than ever for Roger’s comeback, he cannot help but worry about the latter’s age. He expressed his anticipation to see if the legend can compete and stand strong amongst the fresh talent.
“It will be interesting to see how her body reacted to an 11-month absence. After that I don’t worry, he has the experience, the expertise and above all he knows himself perfectly. It will still be interesting to see how he is because it is certain that age does not facilitate the situation. He’s entering his 40th year, and the competition is as fierce as it has ever been. So, it will be really fascinating to watch.”, The Briton said.
Nonetheless, Henman just like a thousand others are excited and waiting for the G.O.A.T’s comeback.