MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Tim Henman, who has represented Britain in 50 Davis Cup matches, says he will no longer participate in the cup competition.
"At this stage of my career the combination of the Davis Cup format and the rigors of the ATP Tour have made it necessary for me to make this decision," Henman, 30, said Friday in Melbourne, where he is preparing to play in the Australian Open.
"After much deliberation I am confident this offers me the best opportunity to fulfill some unachieved goals I have left in the game."
One of his goals is to win a grand slam tournament. Henman is seeded seventh in the Australian Open. He has never made it past the fourth round in the event, which is the first grand slam of the year.