X

Thursday 22
August

Tennis

Henman tips Fed foe more success

21st July 2019, 15:23 by James Mason

Ex-British number one Tim Henman is adamant Roger Federer can add to his Grand Slam record of 20 titles before retiring.

Federer missed the chance to add Grand Slam number 21 to his collection when losing to world number one and top seed Novak Djokovic in a five-set epic in the final of Wimbledon.

There are doubts as to whether the Swiss legend will get another chance to win a major final but Henman, who never managed to land one of the 'big four' events during his career, believes the 37-year-old will triumph again.

When asked by Omnisport during an HSBC event if this year's Wimbledon final was Federer's last chance to win a Slam, he replied: "I don't think so. I think it's very difficult to write these guys off that are playing at such a high level.

"Federer's not going to be around forever but I think it's important we all enjoy him while he's still playing."

Djokovic's victory at the All England Club took his Grand Slam tally to 16 and Henman believes the Serbian could surpass Federer's record if he keeps his current run of form going.

"It's going to be very interesting to watch," he added. "He's five years younger than Federer so he's got much more time on his side. The level of play that Djokovic is at right now, it really wouldn't surprise me if he did overtake Federer in the future."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Tennis

Tennis

Williams and Sharapova to meet in US Open first round

22nd August 2019, 19:00

Former world number ones Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in the first round of the US Open.

Tennis

Roddick back Djokovic for US Open glory

22nd August 2019, 14:18

Andy Roddick has tipped up Novak Djokovic ahead of the 2019 US Open, which kicks off on Monday.

Tennis

Murray to make Challenger Tour return

22nd August 2019, 12:21

Andy Murray will continue his return from hip surgery by dropping onto the Challenger Tour for next week's Rafa Nadal Open in Mallorca.

Tennis

Djokovic and Osaka announced as US Open top seeds

21st August 2019, 18:23

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have been confirmed as the top seeds for the upcoming US Open.

Tennis

No problems for Shapovalov and Paire

21st August 2019, 16:12

Straight-set wins took Denis Shapovalov and Benoit Paire, the top two seeds, into the third round of the Winston-Salem Open.

Tennis

Murray set for Antwerp in October

21st August 2019, 14:56

Andy Murray will compete in the ATP European Open in Antwerp in October as he steps up his return from hip surgery.

Recent Sport Headlines

Torino

Torino 2-3 Wolves

22nd August 2019, 22:42

Wolves withstood a late scare to secure a 3-2 victory at Torino in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off tie.

Real Madrid

Navas requests Real exit

22nd August 2019, 20:42

Keylor Navas has reportedly told Real Madrid he wants to leave before the summer transfer window closes.

Liverpool

Oxlade-Chamberlain pens new Liverpool deal

22nd August 2019, 20:42

Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield.

Newcastle United

Newcastle’s Lazaar linked with Fiorentina move

22nd August 2019, 20:12

Newcastle United misfit Achraf Lazaar looks set to depart before the European transfer window closes and Fiorentina have emerged as potential suitors.

Manchester United

Is Sanchez the worst Premier League signing ever?

22nd August 2019, 20:10

Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United seemed to fit like a glove when the signing was announced, but the move has been far from a success.

Cricket

Archer leads charge at Headingley

22nd August 2019, 20:05

Jofra Archer starred for England with 6-45 as the hosts dismissed Australia for 179 on the first day of the third Ashes Test.

Derby County

Cocu happy to bide his time with Marriott

22nd August 2019, 19:40

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu has confirmed forward Jack Marriott is a doubt for the clash with West Brom this weekend.

Burnley

Can Burnley avoid relegation dogfight?

22nd August 2019, 19:10

Burnley looked in real danger of dropping out of the Premier League last season before a strong second half of the campaign saw them finish in 15th spot.