|Born||9 April 1957|
|Known for||The Times tennis correspondent Wimbledon Annual writer|
Neil Harman (born 9 April 1957) is the former chief tennis correspondent for The Times. Earlier in his career, Harman was football and tennis correspondent for the Daily Mail and tennis correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph.
Harman started his career in journalism at the Evening Echo (Southend) and later worked for the Birmingham Evening Mail. In 2002, Harman was appointed chief tennis correspondent for The Times. In 2007, he became the first tennis journalist to be awarded the Sports Journalists' Association's "Sports News Reporter of the Year" award. Harman was also the recipient of the ATP's Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence in 2005 and is a past chairman of the Lawn Tennis Writers' Association and a former president of the International Tennis Writers Association.
In 1999, Harman published an account of the rivalry between Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski over the preceding year. With David Beckham, and wrote Beckham's official biography. Harman has also written Court Confidential, an 'insider' account of the tennis world, published in 2013. Neil also assisted Andy Murray in the publication of his biography Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory.
In July 2014, it was revealed that Harman had extensively plagiarised material for the official Wimbledon yearbook, which he had written since 2004, in the editions of 2011 through to 2013. He was asked to step down from the role in early 2014. Ben Rothenberg of the online Slate magazine identified dozens of apparent examples of plagiarism.
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