Re: WHAT is with all the Tim-Doubting?
It's a very interesting draw from the Henman perspective...
Henman's in the same 3rd round bracket as Novak... (two losses in recent months), or he could face Bjorkman (poor record) or Youzhny (dangerous on fast surfaces)
With Agassi and Nalbandian withdrawing, Henman's draw really opens up until the semi-finals...
Even then Henman has a good shot.... Look at these potential semi-final opponents making it through the top quarter - Roddick, T. Johansson, Sargisian, Mirnyi, Gonzalez, Hrbaty, Saulnier, Soderling, Sanguinetti.... who are the obvious choices, and does Henman have a good record against them? Roddick, Gonzalez(?), Hrbaty(?)
Then you look at the other half, and you'd think that the other finalist would be one of Safin, Hewitt (mind permitting), or a big maybe in either Canas, Haas or Pavel.
Can Henman defend his title? Impossible if he has to face Hewitt. Probably not if he gets Safin or Canas. Otherwise he has a good shot against anyone else in the lower half of the draw.