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2004 Jul 14 - Olympics: Henman wants gold medal

There is at least one thing more important to Tim Henman than winning Wimbledon and that's winning an Olympic gold medal. Having already won a silver medal in the Atlanta Games in 1996 it is clear Tim is desperate to go one better in what is anticipated to be his last Olympic Games.

Tim said:

"I think it is the ultimate achievement if you can win a gold medal - something you will never forget."

The British No.1 is sharing an apartment in the Olympic Village with a compatriot archer and trampolinist. Tim added:

"Davis Cup is great, team tennis. But being part of the British Olympic team magnifies this so much.

"Until you've been part of the Olympics it's something you can never really understand. It's fantastic."

Compared to the usual five-star luxury on the ATP Tour the Olympics is very much back to basics. Tim added:

"That's what it is all about,"

In the first round Tim will be up against Czech Jiri Novak - on Sunday 15 August.

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