Monday, 6 July 2009

Tim Henman

During Wimbledon fortnight I tend to get a lot of interview requests from the media regarding the mental side of tennis. One of the recurring topics is the question of what the media perceive to be Tim Henman’s failure.

Love him or not, Tim Henman was Britain’s most successful tennis player for decades. He won 11 World ATP tournaments, including the Paris Masters, reached the Semi-Finals at Wimbledon four times, once at the French Open and once at the US Open and ranked as high as number four in the World.

If that is considered failure, it’s a wonder why anyone would want to aim to be at the top of their sport.

Andy Barton
The Sporting Mind - Mental Training for Sport