Saturday, September 22, 2007

Davis Cup 2007 Tim Henman's SW19 swan song

The atmosphere at the Davis Cup GB v Croatia doubles match today was
much more like that at an FA Cup final than that of normal
Wimbledon Tennis. White and Red checked Croatian flags and T shirts
mixed and matched well with the by far greater number of Union Jacks.
The druming and cheer leading too were more reminiscent of Wembley
than of Wimbledon.

The Croatian men were Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko and team GB
opponents were Tim Henman and Jamie Murray. The two Croatians
had clearly played togther as a team before whereas it was equally
clear that Tim and Jamie had not. The Croatians won the first set 4-6
but soon Henman and Murray began to gel as a pair. They fought back
winning 6-4 then won the third set after a thrilling tie break.
The fourth set was then taken to match point and Henman won the final
point thus making a fitting end to his professional career.

A great afternoon and the sun shone too.

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