Anyone else enjoying the Henman Kiefer battle?

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  1. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    I am. it's good ole fashion tennis. they're hitting all the shots out there and its a mixture of pace and touch and spin and angles and all court and s.v play,playing thoughtful points and it's really entertaining to watch and closely contested IMO. as opposed to s.f tennis (serve/forehand tennis) aka b.b (babolat ball). this is great IMO. ed
     
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  2. Cobra Tennis

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    Great match indeed, however it appears Kiefer took one look at the score (he is down 0-3) in the 5th and his wrist hurts.....haha just kididng..
     
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  3. NoBadMojo

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    Ya man Cobra....You think his wrist might have been not as bad if he was up 3-0? not to say he didnt hurt it..i think he did. lots of injuries out there..it's grueling. i think the ball's flying too fast these days. perfect for the roddick and serena and linsay though. if roddick cant beat fed at this years open if they play, i dont think he ever will. my .02. ed
     
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  4. Matt H.

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    i wish i was. no tennis on tv today where i am. CBS is having some stupid tv money raising marathon.
     
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  5. The Franchise

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    It's alright, nothing special. Just something to hold me over until Agassi gets on court.
     
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  6. Craig Sheppard

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    Absolutely agree Ed, that was just an *EXCELLENT* match. As Larry Brown says, they "play the game the way it's supposed to be played". Lots of action, great rallies, movement all around--high, high quality stuff. I especially appreciated some of their interchanges at the net--quick stuff indeed! I was about expecting Henman to pull off that swinging behind the back volley!

    BTW, love the "babolat ball" term--am going to file that away. I'll try to give credit... ;-)

    Please future players--emulate these guys. More of the same please. Hope Rochus gets through to play Henman. That'll be a match!

    Craig
     
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  7. Cobra Tennis

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    Just joking about Kiefer and the score. However, i do agree he most likely does have a wrist injury after that last volley exchange when Henman drove it right at him and he did the "scarecrow" position (blocking the ball in the body), looked like his wrist took a bad move there.
     
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  8. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    I bet Kiefer's injury is real. He's the last kind of guy to wuss out of a match. His wrist must have really been hurt because he didn't even try to play again, had to shake hands with his left hand. Henman's making semis I guess. Huge year for Henman in the slams, too bad Fed will end it.
     
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  9. Feña14

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    That Kiefer injury looks very serious, the trainer said it is most likely to be tendon or ligament damage and he has had serious injuries to his wrist in the past. It doesn't look very good at all.

    Henman played really well and looks like he will have a Rochus in the Quarters and you know his record against Federer and in a tournament that Roger struggles in. This could be an ideal chance for Tim.

    -Liam
     
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  10. Datacipher

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    I was also enjoying it Mojo. I'm not a huge Kiefer fan but I've always enjoyed watching him play and always thought his talent underrated. On a really good day he can play brilliant tennis with surprising touch and feel almost like Federer. He also will sometimes be a bit more creative than the usual powerbasline automatons. Heman of course is his usual older school self.
     
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  11. no.1retrieverUK

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    I wouldnt say that, Henman's forehand looks fantastic and am i confident that he is volleying better than anyone in the world now.

    Come on Tim!!!
     
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  12. mileslong

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    keifer is such a little punk. crying at every call trying to stare down linesmen even thought they were correct calls and even ball boys for christs sake. give me a break...
     
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  13. RickN

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    I only saw some of the match but Kiefer had a right to complain for a couple of foot faults that he was called for. Total BS and instant replay showed that he didn't cross the line before making contact w/ the ball.
     
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  14. tetsuo10

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    Please, all he had to do was step back a little after the first. Foot faults are completely under his control. I agree that he's just a total punk.
     
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  15. RickN

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    As close as he is to the line, he didn't cross it before contact.
     
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  16. yee

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    Henman's volley is amazing. No wonder when Federer was asked whose weapon from another player will he like to have, he said Henman's volleying skill.
     
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  17. pound cat

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    kiefer got crankier as the match went on...his staring down the linesperson the ump, the person who caught the ball he hit into the stands became a laughing matter for the commentators. And when he stared down Henman, Henman laughed at him. Kiefer missed his chance to get a hold on the match in the second set, but I must say yelling and swearing in German is very effective. also as used by Haas. It's got the right sound.
     
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  18. BaselineAce

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    I was enjoying it...until we decided to go watch Martina Navratilova instead. But Tim Henman is one of my favorite players, so to see him live was great.
     
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  19. tetsuo10

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    I caught one of the replays they showed and it only showed his feet. I couldn't tell if he cross before he hit the ball. But it doesn't matter. He should be professional enough to know that it will be called and step back a little. It's like a pitcher not getting strike calls on the corner from a certain umpire. As a professional, you have to adjust.
     
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