Tim Henman backs Wimbledon's prize money increase

Henman backs Wimbledon's prize money increase
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Tim Henman praises Wimbledon for agreeing to increase their prize money for this year's championships.

Former Great British number one Tim Henman believes that Wimbledon made the right decision to increase the prize money for this year's championships.

A number of players had raised concerns over the amount of money that they were receiving for competing at SW19.

However, following a meeting it has now been decided that a 10% increase in winnings will be provided.

"The percentage increase in prize money over the last five years has been very substantial considering there is a recession at the moment," said Henman.

"Wimbledon is very generous compared to a lot of other tournaments and I think this is a good deal all round."

Henman's best performance at Wimbledon was a semi-final finish.

Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski
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