When Tim Henman strides out to play on the hallowed grass at Wimbledon, dedicated hordes of fans go mad. Henmania regularly sweeps the nation - right up to Buckingham Palace, where the legendary player received an OBE in July 2004. He is among the Top Fifteen seeded players in the world and his achievements have only been matched in England's history by Fred Perry. This is the revelatory story of the boy who wanted nothing more than to be the best at tennis, and whose whole life has been dedicated to amazing his fans and confounding the critics. Including his childhood battle with the bone disease osteochondritis dissecans, which stopped his playing for nine agonising months, this is an inspiring tale. Feted by the likes of Pete Sampras and John McEnroe, meet Tim Henman: England's finest.
Matt Butler, 31, is based a short walk away from the spiritual home of tennis: the All England Club in Wimbledon. Originally from New Zealand, he is a multi-talented sports writer who has covered tennis at the highest level for many years. His reports and features have appeared in virtually every national newspaper in the UK. A well known face on the tennis circuit, his high profile interviews are also much in demand by overseas publications. He has been closely following Tim Henman's career since the British No.1 emerged as one to watch when still a junior.