"value them" is correct.
John McEnroe wrote this for the Telegraph.
Henman at home in Paris
By John McEnroe
Well, I have to admit, a set and a half into it my head was beginning to ache a bit in anticipation. The offer to stand on it for an entire set at Wimbledon while doing commentary if Tim Henman beat Guillermo Coria suddenly seemed one of my less sensible ideas.
The British No 1 played some great tennis. It's just a pity he couldn't take it to a fifth set because then his semi-final at Roland Garros might have qualified as a classic.
Naturally, I still think - or is it hope? - the Argentine would have won, but you can never be too sure what might happen in a fifth set. One thing is sure: at one set and 4-2 down Coria was almost dead. He seemed to be visibly shrinking. The Argentine went into the match at 5ft 9in and I could have sworn he looked more like five seven or five six round about that time.
It was like a middleweight against a lightweight. Henman looked much the stronger of the two and was hitting through the ball. Coria had no answer to his game. I've never seen the Henman forehand work so well. You got the feeling he was just enjoying the moment. As he said, he made arguably the best clay-courter in the world look ordinary.
But when you're playing clay-courters as good as Coria on their favourite surface, you need to build up a big lead against them and just hope they don't come all the way back at you because, believe me, eventually they will have a run. Henman's match reminded me of one of my own at Roland Garros against Mats Wilander.
I won the first set 6-1. Then I somehow lost a set I should have won and got 4-1 up in the third before losing the next 11 games to go out. And I thought I was playing pretty well. It's typical of clay-court tennis; it drives you crazy.
At least Henman enjoyed a revival. In the fourth set there, my head was beginning to feel a little tender again. Had he won, of course, I would have had to go through with the promise. I would just have needed a stack of cushions and an upside-down monitor.
It was good to see the Roland Garros crowd getting right behind Henman - the French getting behind the English? That was probably Henman's greatest achievement in the entire match. I think it was because all tennis crowds love to see an attacking player taking it to a baseliner.
They appreciated how hard it is to do that and Henman was making it look so easy. They were on the edge of their seats enjoying it and at the same time wondering whether he could keep it up.
Unfortunately, he couldn't. It's tough to do so. I think it's much more exhausting playing that kind of game where you are always looking to make quick moves to the net. The baseliner, on the other hand, is generally playing in the same location more or less. Having said that, you have to credit Coria for his own pace.
He is so quick. Pace like he has is a weapon because, when an opponent is tracking down as many balls as Coria was, it eventually makes you try to play longer and closer to the lines than you should so that he can't retrieve the ball. You forget that you have to make him hit the shot, anyway. It says a lot about the importance of court coverage.
But Henman really seems to like Paris. He had that great tournament in the Masters here last autumn and now this. Perhaps they should try to move Wimbledon to the French capital. His form here has to be good news for his Wimbledon hopes.
He's obviously very fit and the real plusses from this French Open are that his shot-making and decision-making are good. I would say he has his best chance of winning Wimbledon since 2001 when he lost to Goran Ivanisevic. I've no reason to think, though, that Roger Federer isn't still the favourite despite his fairly clueless performance here in the third round.
I've been asked to present the trophy to the winner today, but I'm going to suggest they ask Guillermo Vilas to do it. With two Argentines in the final it would be much more appropriate. Besides, he's a former French Open champion. I think Coria will beat Gaston Gaudio. It all depends whether Gaudio believes he can win. He is stronger than Coria and has an incredible backhand and his forehand is pretty solid, too.
His tears at the end of his semi-final against David Nalbandian were nice to see, I just wonder whether for him that was the pinnacle of his achievement. It was like 'I don't believe I've done this'. He has got to want more. If he can impose his physicality on the match he has a chance. I just don't think he's as mentally tough and as confident as Coria.