Tennis legend Tim Henman has confirmed the worst kept secret in Tennis by announcing that he will make an emotional comeback for this years Wimbledon Championships.
Fans favourite Henman initially got the media speculating when he was seen slumped in floods of tears on the infamous 'Henman Hill' after announcing his retirement from the game. An unofficial source on this occasion claimed to hear Henman cry out "This was not how it was supposed to end!"
Since this time, Henman has been known to have organised behind closed door matches with such tennis legends as Boris Becker, John McEnroe and even Virginia Wade (Britain's last Wimbledon winner) in a bid to recapture the form that led him to countless quarter finals over his illustrious career. He has also been spotted running around his local park as many as 50 times a day in order to keep fitness levels up.
A statement realised on his website today confirmed "It is with great pleasure that I announce my comeback to top level tennis. I want to make it absolutely clear that this decision is based on my firm belief that I can win the one championship that means the most to me".
Henman's decision has alerted organisers of the championship who have already made the draw for this years competition. It is thought that Henmans "people" have arranged for an unnamed wildcard player to be removed and "generously compensated" for his troubles.
Henman is believed to be "thrilled" at the thought of another shot at the ultimate prize in tennis and the bookmakers have reacted with similar optimism, rapidly installing him as the 7/4 favourite to win his first Wimbledon title.
Come on Tim!