Henman hails retiring Rusedski
Rusedski reached the US Open final in 1997
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Monday, 09, Apr 2007 01:39
Tim Henman has hailed the contribution made to British tennis by retiring Davis Cup team-mate Greg Rusedski.
Henman said it felt like the end of an era now that one of his contemporaries was deciding to leave the game.
The world number 48 said it was a shame that Rusedski would not be in the Davis Cup team for the world group play-off in September as the 33-year-old had contributed so much to the tournament.
Henman said: "It's a shame he won't be in the team come September for the play-offs but he's obviously thought long and hard about his decision to retire and we all wish him well.
"It was great he was able to seal the tie for us before retiring."
Rusedski has played in 20 Davis Cup ties, winning 30 matches and losing just 13, and Henman said he had enjoyed playing alongside the former US Open finalist.
"He's always been a strong supporter of the Davis Cup and I've enjoyed playing with him over the years," said Henman
"He's been so committed to the cause and it's that determination and desire we've known is going to be there 24/7."
Rusedski who was ranked as high as number four in the world in October 1997 said he would like to continue working with the Lawn Tennis Association in a coaching capacity.
He said: "I'd still like to be involved in tennis, giving back and working with the youngsters. I'd like to try and give back as much as I possibly can."