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2005 Jan 14 - Henman retires from Davis Cup

Tim Henman has decided to retire from Davis Cup tennis having represented Great Britain since 1994 and winning a staggering 36 out of 50 matches played.

Speaking on his personal website Tim said:

"I've made no secret of the fact that representing Great Britain has always been a top priority for me throughout my career.

"Although I won't be playing, I would still like to make myself available to both Jeremy and the LTA in the future so that I can draw upon my experience in the hope of trying to help the British players develop their full potential.

"I've really enjoyed playing in front of the thousands of British fans both home and abroad and would like to thank every one of them for their unwavering support over the years."

Jeremy Bates (Great Britain captain) had nothing but praise for the British No.1:

"Tim has quite simply had a phenomenal Davis Cup career and it has been an absolute privilege to have captained the team with him in it.

"Tim's magnificent record speaks for itself. While it's a great loss I completely understand and respect his decision to retire from Davis Cup and focus on the Grand Slams and Tour.

"Looking to the future this decision obviously marks a watershed in British Davis Cup tennis but it is also a huge opportunity for the next generation to make their mark.

"We have a host of talented players coming through and despite losing someone of Tim's calibre, I remain very optimistic about the future."

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