HENMAN’S LAST US OPEN — Tim “Vanilla Slice” Henman will be playing his last US Open after announcing his retirement after next month’s Davis Cup, so to honor the Brit here is his most exciting quote: “ .” Never much for zingers, he did surprise world No. 1 Roger Federer by asking the Swiss if he wanted to practice “one last time” before Federer had learned of his announcement. “I didn’t know that because I don’t read the English papers, not every day,” Federer said. “He asked me if I wanted to practice kind of one last time. I kind of told him like, ‘What are you talking about? That’s it or what?’ So, yeah, it was kind of a different kind of a practice, I thought. Almost a bit sad to a point. It’s one of our last times we’re playing together. I think he was a wonderful player, a wonderful person. It’s always a pity when somebody like him leaves tennis. He gave everything he had. In the end, the injuries got the better of him. He’s got a great family now, so he’s looking forward to his future now.”
UN-DO: apologies for an earlier note that has since been removed referenced Roger Federer speaking tongue-in-cheek about Tim Henman, rather than Andre Agassi who it was attributed to.
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