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defensive4
06-13-2007, 04:20 AM
The guys on TV keep saying that nobody would like to be playing against Henman. Is this true though? I bet infact they like to know they are playing this oldie.

OrangeOne
06-13-2007, 04:36 AM
The guys on TV keep saying that nobody would like to be playing against Henman. Is this true though? I bet infact they like to know they are playing this oldie.

Yes, oldie. Because age is everything.

He's an excellent grass-court player, he has some great results, he (in England) will have the crowd 110% on his side, he's been on the tour for a while and should understand how to play a variety of opponents...

BUT, he's 'old', so everyone should want to play him. Sure.

War, Safin!
06-13-2007, 05:01 AM
110th seed, Marin Cilic didn't mind playing him yesterday at Queens.
:D :D

origmarm
06-13-2007, 05:05 AM
Given the history here I would think that as long as it was past the quarter finals stage it they would probably welcome it as a draw :)

caulcano
06-13-2007, 05:20 AM
The guys on TV keep saying that nobody would like to be playing against Henman. Is this true though? I bet infact they like to know they are playing this oldie.

Yes he is old (in tennis terms), but he's a grass-court specialist and has been fairly good at it for a number of years.

I'm pretty sure he'll like his chances if he played a clay-courter.

I'm sure it wouldn't come as too much of a surprise to anyone if he beat a higher ranked clay-courter, hell I personally wouldn't be surprised if he could beat Nadal.

oscar_2424
06-13-2007, 05:39 AM
Henman is no longer the strong force in grass he used to be, i think seriously that this could be his last year.

austro
06-13-2007, 06:17 AM
Henman's last year should have been 3 yrs ago... He is currently ranked 54th and lost the last six of the last seven tournaments he entered in the first round, grass or not... 'nuff said.

PrinceO3TourOS
06-13-2007, 08:29 AM
I think Henman is done :lol:

aramis
06-13-2007, 08:47 AM
What happened to Tim and grass? He had great results at W up to 2003, but then he just faded away. Is it him? Is it bad draws (he had bad luck with Fed last year, but what happened in 04 and 05)? Or is it just because the grass is playing like hard courts now?

Rhino
06-13-2007, 09:22 AM
Henman's last year should have been 3 yrs ago... He is currently ranked 54th and lost the last six of the last seven tournaments he entered in the first round, grass or not... 'nuff said.

He'll freefall done to 70-something after Queens.

You know what though, if he wants to get up and train every day, if he still has the passion, then it's his life, and if he enjoys it then why not.

It is bloody frustrating watching him though, I hope he does some damage at Nottingham next week.

Eviscerator
06-13-2007, 09:39 AM
He'll freefall done to 70-something after Queens.

You know what though, if he wants to get up and train every day, if he still has the passion, then it's his life, and if he enjoys it then why not.

It is bloody frustrating watching him though, I hope he does some damage at Nottingham next week.

Good point of view.

I would bet that if they returned to the grass and under-surface of pre 2002 that his game would do much better. Why the All England Club caved in to the threatened boycott of the clay court Spanish armada is beyond me, but it put a nail in the coffin of their favorite son. Not to mention the great contrast of seeing S&V'ers vs. baseliners.