Tim Henman joins the BBC’s Wimbledon team

Britain’s second most successful open era player Tim Henman will join BBC Sport’s team of experts for coverage of this year’s Wimbledon Championships. This year Britain’s most successful open era player Greg Rusdeski has joined the BBC’s rival tv broadcasting team on Sky.

Today Henman said,

I’m delighted to be joining the BBC team this year, It’s exciting for me to return to Wimbledon in a non-playing capacity.

BBC TV executive producer of Wimbledon Paul Davies added:

Tim was an incredibly popular player and the success, drama and passion he experienced at Wimbledon has created a unique connection with both the Championship and British tennis fans. Returning to SW19 with the BBC team seems the perfect fit and his on-court experience will add a fascinating dimension to our coverage. We hope this will be the start of a successful partnership between Tim and the BBC.

Henman won 11 ATP career titles and reached four Wimbledon semi-finals in five years between 1998 and 2002, whilst Rusedski won 15 titles and went one better reaching a grand slam final at the US open. Both will be hoping that fellow Britain can go one better and overcome the huge burden of expectation and win a grand slam. Murray, a winner of 5 ATP titles at the age of 20 is well on track to eclipse both Greg and Tim, whether he will ever win a grand slam we will have to wait and see.