Originally Posted by PaulHopkins
I agree with you Escude about the Beck match - I feel it WAS significant and did highlight that on grass Tim seems easy to pass these days. I know Karol Beck is obviously on a roll on the surface at the moment but still he is only challenger status and someone Tim should have easily defeated if he is looking to win Wimbledon. Its no coincidence that the guys who did well at Halle and Queens last year also did well at Wimbledon - and vice-versa ala Hewitt.
you are right Paul, its a nightmare too see henman struggle badly v some1 like beck on grass, when a day earlier, every1 was touting henman to win wimbledon for sure, if tim played horribly and lost 2-6 2-6, then somehow that woulda almost been easy to accept, but the worrying thing is, he seemed to play very good, yet lost, and ok it was a close result 6-2 3-6 7-6, but you always felt beck was so much the better player all day, maybe the fact beck won 6 grass matches - and this was henmans 1st..well ok to make us henman fans feel better, we'll say that was 80% responsible for the defeat, but regardless, when tim was well into that 3rd set and had chances to win.it worrying all fell away, i mean really tim, should a possible wimbledon champ be struggling to hold serve as badly as that, (whereas beck was at 40-0 on his serve nearly all the bloody 1st and 3rd sets)