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Henman wins first London title!

Added on: December 5, 2011

Tim Henman defeated Thomas Enqvist 6-3 7-6 (2) to win the ATP Champions Tour final in the Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall and claim his first ever title in London.

The former British number one’s only previous tournament victory in the UK came at an indoor event in Brighton back in 2000. During his playing career competing in London, Henman also reached four Wimbledon semifinals and finished runner-up at The Queen’s Club three occasions.

Henman’s maiden ATP Champions Tour tournament win comes in only his third event, and for the most part, it did not look in doubt as he broke Enqvist convincingly to take the first set.

The Swede, who also lost to the Brit at the Royal Albert Hall last year raised his game in the second and served for the set at 6-5, however Henman stormed back to take the match in the resulting tie-break.

“I’ve had a great week and I would like to thank all the fans that came out,” said Henman.

“I’ve really enjoyed the event and hopefully I’ll be back again next year and play a few more tournaments on the ATP Champions Tour.”

Enqvist managed to top Group B in the tournament, securing emphatic victories over Mark Philippoussis and Goran Ivanisevic, but admitted Henman proved too good.

“Tim played a great match and he’s got such a great touch on the court. I thought I played a good match but I didn’t serve enough aces to make it count. It’s an honour to play here and an absolute pleasure. I hope to be back next year.”

The match completed a fantastic week of tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, with crowds coming out in great numbers.

The event returns to the Royal Albert Hall, 5-9 December next year. The 2012 calendar begins in Florida with the popular event in Delray Beach, February 24-28.

Click here to view results and the schedule for the week at the Royal Albert Hall.

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