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Could Henman beat Coria now?

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I'm not getting ahead of myself cos i know the uncanny ability of Tim crashing out when he isn't supposed to but say if he met Coria in the semis and both are on their best form, could Tim somehow dig out a win Verkerk style (cf RG semi final last year)?

Just thought it would be interesting to see different view points.
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

lol, i think seeing that happen would make me cry
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

no, because coria defeated henman last year on fast hard courts, here it should be easier for him.

Coria has problems against big servers who play from the baseline like verkerk, henman has a very good serve, but he isnt a big server, and he net rushes a lot.
Different from Verkerk.

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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

verkerk style? lol, what tim pounding down huge serves, and a powerful game?

as lurker says, he has a good serve. but it isnt a huge serve like martins
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

I don't know what i'd do to be honest! Cry a river probably! Probably also hit him cos he would ruin any chances of winning Wimbledon this year i would have thought - he needs to play a couple of matches on grass at least, before he goes. Even if he gets to semis which is looking very possible then he may withdraw from Queen's.
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

surely, he can play queens and then rest the week after?
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verkerk style? lol, what tim pounding down huge serves, and a powerful game?

as lurker says, he has a good serve. but it isnt a huge serve like martins
Well he has been serving huge today! 19 Aces. I've never heard anything like it before. That is more than Duckboy in one of his average matches, and at least Tim managed to win in it in the process!
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

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surely, he can play queens and then rest the week after?
Hmm i don't know - he'll only get weekend's rest and Monday, perhaps even Tuesday? Remember he stil has the after effects of his virus and his shoulder does get stiff after a lot of tennis with little rest...if he lasts till Friday next week then it wouldn't surprise me if he withdrew Queen's and played Nottm instead.
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

Not on his best day will Henman defeat Coria on clay....
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

Henman will possibly meet Chela in the quarters-that is, if he can get past Llodra first (ok, that may be easy, but stranger things have happened), so he doesn't exactly have it "easy street"....

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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

Henman beat Coria on clay
he wouldnt beat him on hard or even Arm wrestling
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

How about we just focus on the Llodra match.

Coria himself may yet have a chore on his hands against Ancic. If he and Tim were to meet on clay, Henman would be lucky to make it look respectable as he went down in three straight sets.
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Henman beat Coria on clay
he wouldnt beat him on hard or even Arm wrestling
I just like to speculate but lol at your response!! It would be an interesting match up if they are both in excellent form but IF Henman were to get to the semis, his best chance would be against Moya I think, and even then it is unlikely he would win cos Moya has won the event before! You've got to make the most of the dream while it lasts guys! Henman hasn't often done well on clay.
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Re: Could Henman beat Coria now?

Henman fans in cloud cuckoo land and Wimbledon isnt even here

Carlos would take Henman out on clay as well.
Henman's ploy against clay courters is to bring them into net.
It works against the Blanco's of this world who only come to net to shake hands.

Carlos is pretty good at the net, and he does this to others himself.

Also Carlos has beaten Henman 3/5 indoors.


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1996 Rotterdam Carpet (I) 16 Tim HENMAN 7-6 6-4
1996 Paris Indoor Carpet (I) 64 Carlos MOYA 6-4 3-6 4-6

1997 Sydney Hard (O) FR Tim HENMAN 6-3 6-1
1998 Lipton-Key Biscayne Hard (O) 32 Tim HENMAN 6-1 6-4

1998 ATP Finals Hard (I) SF Carlos MOYA 4-6 6-3 5-7
1999 World Team Cup Clay (O) R2 Carlos MOYA 5-7 6-3 6-7
2001 Basle Carpet (I) SF Tim HENMAN 6-1 6-4
2002 Monte Carlo Clay (O) SF Carlos MOYA 4-6 7-5 3-6
2003 Vienna Hard (I) SF Carlos MOYA 6-7(1) 5-7


Carlos MOYA (ESP) leads 5 : 4

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