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Can Henman destroy Coria's hopes?

I think Henman could beat Coria, although it will be one hell of a struggle. If Federer can beat Coria on clay then Tim definitely has a chance and should NEVER be discounted. He has the game to trouble Coria and with the crowd undoubtedly on his side, aned hopefully in bigger volume, Coria might feel the pressure a little if he is behind in the match.

Tim will undoubtedly go into the match loose and relaxed, and fresh after two days of rest, especially as Chela hardly tested him. I have also heard that Coria is struggling with a niggling thigh injury and has strapping applied to it so maybe this is an area to exploit?

Once again Tim will need to get one of the first two sets but i am in no doubt that he CAN win, especially as Coria is the overwhelming favourite and has bigged himself up to win the whole tournament. Could this be a Verkerk-style moment for Tim?

By the way, for all the guys that doubted that i was really serious in thinking that Henman would beat Chela, i put money on him to win in 3 or 4 sets...and that little investment paid off handsomely!!!
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Re: Can Henman destroy Coria's hopes?

mmm The tihng with Verkek was LAST YEAR , Coria has grown a LOT and his tennis is much better now, in his match with Moya he showed us how great he is. I will say the chances are : 90% Coria wins , 10% Henman wins (and im being polite )

I dont have nothing against Hemnan, buts, lets face it, this is Corias moment
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Henman should be looking at this match-up (allowing some time for present-moment euphoria, naturally) as a PRIVILEGE: going head-to-head with the world's King Of Clay for a place in the RG final. Tim is so much of an underdog that the pressure should be leavened significantly; will be very entertaining if that is his mindset.

We all know that "court space" is not an expression Coria's opponents have had cause to use this fortnight, and this will ultimately be the case for Henman also. But I can see him making this a contest. Self-belief is key; Coria certainly lacked it last year. Sure he's learnt a lot since then, and I don't believe he will be struggling physically at all (whatever he may have hinted at), but he had better not approach this as a foregone contest like he seems to be in his interviews...A very nasty surprise will be in waiting if so.

Unfortunately Henman's plane is virtually streaking it's vapor trails back to England already, but I don't think I need to reiterate the abundance of postive notes he has already tallied up at Roland Garros 2004.
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I believe Henman can beat Coria. Why? You can't discount Timmy "The Hustler" Henman's game on clay! His strokes are great, his volleys are the best in game, and his confidence couldn't be higher.

Henman has the best volleys on the tour. Henman has great feel and reflexes much like the slazenger insignia that is painted on his racquet(a cat). Henman's ROS is great on clay and has worked very well for him over the last couple weeks. Henmans groundies are as consistant and menacing as ever, they are probably the most underated on the tour just because everyone does look at his volley skills so much.

Just remember, you doubters, you don't get to the semis of any Slam by sucking on that surface, infact you have to be pretty damn good on the stuff....good enough to beat the best clay courter on the tour...we'll have to watch the match to find out!
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Coria is not going to fluff away another chance at the RG final. Last year was last year, and he's gone 23423423-1 on clay since that happened. He's far more confident than he was at that point. Last year he was jsut content to beat Andre Agassi. This year, anything short of taking home the trophy will be a dissapointment.

Coria could be down 0-2 and 2-5 to Henman and still think that it was his match to lose.

I won't give Henman zero chances, seeing as he is going to show up and play and anything can happen... but I think it's highly unlikely.

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None of the above has anything to do with Henman "not being any good" on the surface, btw. I've always thought he was a little better than eh's given credit for on the clay. He's just no Coria, that's all

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Coria is not going to fluff away another chance at the RG final. Last year was last year, and he's gone 23423423-1 on clay since that happened. He's far more confident than he was at that point. Last year he was jsut content to beat Andre Agassi. This year, anything short of taking home the trophy will be a dissapointment.

Coria could be down 0-2 and 2-5 to Henman and still think that it was his match to lose.

I won't give Henman zero chances, seeing as he is going to show up and play and anything can happen... but I think it's highly unlikely.
well, I'd say it's about 60-40 in Coria's favour, but I'll back Henman all they way, if he plays like he did today anything can happen.
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Re: Can Henman destroy Coria's hopes?

It's more like 70-30 Coria to Henman winning ratio...but it's a big 30...

Henman will test Coria and if Coria plays like he did against Federer in that Hamburg final which albeit was Coria's B game not that bad, he will loose against Henmans seemingly A+ game...

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I think that 40-60 is overrating Henmans chances, but we can disagree. The world won't collapse if we do

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It's more like 70-30 Coria to Henman winning ratio...but it's a big 30...

Henman will test Coria and if Coria plays like he did against Federer in that Hamburg final which albeit was Coria's B game not that bad, he will loose against Henmans seemingly A+ game...
Coria won't play like he (apparently) played in the Hamburg final (I didn't see it). He learns well from his defeats.

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Henman in the SF of RG is just Coria should cruise to victory

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Coria won't play like he (apparently) played in the Hamburg final (I didn't see it). He learns well from his defeats.
Yea well, he's been playing B game all week from what I have seen hasn't really been tested...Henman will test him and he will have to take it up a notch..if he can't it will be the hustler's day.

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Yea well, he's been playing B game all week from what I have seen hasn't really been tested...Henman will test him and he will have to take it up a notch..if he can't it will be the hustler's day.
He's played as well as he's had to. He has a way of doing that...

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Coria won't play like he (apparently) played in the Hamburg final (I didn't see it). He learns well from his defeats.
If only he learned from injury in the same way...

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If only he learned from injury in the same way...
I don't get it. Explain?

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