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Wimbledon day one

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Centre Court at Wimbledon

With clouds gathering over SW19 we're expecting a somewhat interrupted opening day.

When play does get going, there are set to be some big names on show.

Centre Court welcomes Federer, Moya, Jankovic and Henman.

Court One is set host Roddick, Henin and Blake.

Spectators outside on Court Two will be treated to the talents of Hingis, Serena, Safin and Ljubicic.

Which matches have caught your eye? Will there be any shocks?

Are you predicting another title for Federer? Who will triumph in the women's event?

Give your thoughts as the day progresses.

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posted Jun 26, 2007

Thank you, Tom, for your often brilliant spontaneous writing, on cricket, tennis et al. But one note of caution – please try to refrain from today’s biggest “ism” – ageism. To talk about Henman’s “ageing nose” is simply silly. And is his nose older than the rest of him?

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posted Jun 26, 2007

ReturntoSenderos - Being a Henman fan doesn't make you deluded! Call it nostalgia or patriotism but people love a roller-coaster ride and love supporting a guy who gives his all. Being the best isn't the mort important thing anymore but he was one hell of a player in his prime.
PS - did someone really say that Murray is over-rated? That is deluded!!!!!

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comment by mjfnott (U5552141)

posted Jun 26, 2007

Tiger Tim Henman, what a joke! Most of the time he's as much use as an icecream in a ****storm. One "gutsy" performance against a spanish hasbeen and it's all "ooh look at his english grit" "what a true sportsman". *** off and get over it. He was never good enough to win it and won't be any time soon.

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posted Jun 26, 2007

henman owns full stop (14 years of great service)

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posted Jun 26, 2007

Whatever the result of this match I think that you as a nation should be very proud of Tim Henman and his achievements. I wish that your football team had been as successful. You expect far too much from your teams and sportsmen. You cannot be world beaters at every sport. Tim Henman is the epitome of fairplay and sportsmanship.

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posted Jun 26, 2007

I'm sorry to say that as a tennis fan of 30 years, Tim Henman has never rated that highly in my opinion. He freezes on all big games today's effort against another old opponent simply reinforces this. I remember when he started doing the fist clench thing and I thought at the time it was vaguely ridiculous even then. Even if he gets through he'll go out next round. Not quite sure why he is so popular. Often he is quoted as a master of the old style grass court and yet he never won the tournament. Players that played on the "old grass" that weren't really suited to it managed to win - Sampras, et al! All were able to overcome different playing surfaces to demonstrate thier overall ability in the game. Henman has a poupular following perhaps as he has had not real British competition and so as a nation we have hung all our hopes on a hoyishly good looking average tennis player. Shame really....

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posted Jun 26, 2007

He could have won it in 2001 but bottled it against Ivanisevic.

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comment by riesler (U5618681)

posted Jun 26, 2007

What has Henman done to deserve all this vitriol? All the media hysteria is not down to him, if he was an attention seeker maybe it could be justified but as far as I can see, he is just a guy doing a job and is probably more adept at it than many of these correspondents are at theirs. How many of you lot reckon you are have in the top 10 in the world in your chosen field? Lay off!

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posted Jun 26, 2007

Actually, he didn't bottle it, he was vey unlucky to be interrupted by rain delays, each time he got on top in the match it was stopped due to rain.

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posted Jun 26, 2007

This will go on until half nine tonight as well if it carries on like this!

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