Henman signs off with a win

Tim Henman finished his career on a high by leading Great Britain back into the Davis Cup World Group in his last match as a professional on Saturday.

Henman and Jamie Murray beat Marin Cilic and Lovro Zovko 4-6 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 to give Britain an unassailable 3-0 lead in their play-off tie against Croatia at Wimbledon.

“I couldn’t have written a better script,” said the 33-year-old afterwards. “I’ve always loved representing my country and playing at Wimbledon, and to finish my career doing both is a dream come true.

“It’s been an amazing weekend; the crowd have been fantastic and I’ll cherish these memories for the rest of my life.

“Jamie was brilliant too – it’s the first time we played together and I thought we combined really well.

“We were aggressive and we took most of our chances and we responded well after losing the opening set.

“It’s strange to think that I’m never going to be in this position again but I’m still happy with my decision and I feel the time is right to move on.

“Our goal was to get back into the World Group and we’ve done that, now it’s up to Andy and the rest of the team to respond to the challenge of trying to stay there in the future.”

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