Henman tips Fed foe more success
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."
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.