Every Tim Henman Silver Lining Has A Cloud (For Me Anyway)
The last time I saw Tim Henman on the TV screens in the BBC this evening he was 2 sets to 1 down, and 5-5 in the fourth set. I felt pretty relieved. Imagine my shock and horror when checking the news on my phone on the way home to find that he had pulled an astonishing comeback out of the bag, and was in the second round.
I know a lot of people get very excited at the prospect that a Brit might win Wimbledon again, and although I'm not a tennis fan, as a sports fan I can understand the reaction.
But I have a different agenda.
Every round Tim progresses takes me closer to the dread moment when immediately following the semi-final, someone senior to me comes up and says: "I know we didn't plan this, and you don't have the staff available, but you know that thing we did with the Dalek the other week...can we make the homepage green and have a big picture of Tim on it for the final this weekend?"