After being drawn in the same group in the AEGON Masters Tennis tournament at Royal Albert Hall in London, Tim Henman will face off against Goran Ivanisevic for the first time since their epic Wimbledon semifinal in 2001. Oh to have been in Wimbledon Tickets back then!
The duo is scheduled to play in the round robin stages of the event on December 1. “I’m really looking forward to playing Goran again,” said Henman.
“Our match from 2001 in the semis of Wimbledon was such a unique match and such a special match because it was of huge importance to both of us. If there’s one match that people want to talk about with me it’s probably that match. l look forward to playing him again, and hopefully beating him this time.”
The former Wimbledon champion is just as excited to take on his former Wimbledon rival. “Whenever I see Tim I think of that match, and it’s going to be great to play him again, especially in England at the Royal Albert Hall,” said Ivanisevic.
“Tim deserved to win Wimbledon, he had a good game to win it, and he was very close against me. He was dominating me and then the rain came. It saved me. If it hadn’t come I probably would have lost that match, but then after the rain, something changed. He wasn’t the same Tim Henman any more. God sent me the rain and I thank God I won every day because I do not like to think what I would be doing now if I had not won.”
On the opening day of the tournament, Henman will face Moroccan Younes El Aynaoui.