I like that pun!
Yeah - Roddick and Safin win their matches in straight sets, but is that group decided in terms of the two winners?
My take on the situation is that Roddick HAS TO BEAT Safin to keep the group alive for Henman. If he does that then we could be into a high-quality, high-drama cat-fight between Brit and Russian for the semi-final berth, on the final day, and final session of the RR matches - what a prospect, and lets face it - the crowd and fans alike would love to see that!
However, if Roddick LOSES to Safin then I think Henman's hopes are dashed EVEN IF he wins against Coria and Safin. If this happens then Roddick, Henman and Safin are tied on 2 wins each and it will go down to head-to-head wins, which would still mean it is tied. If would then go down to % of sets won and this would almost cetainly guarantee Roddick his place in the semis, but it would still be close between Henman and Safin - slightly more chance Safin will edge it statistically.
Obviously Coria could get through but I doubt he'll beat Roddick. Tim SHOULD beat Coria - he will get a look-in on virtually every serve!
Anyway, this is my take on the blue group - it could get VERY VERY interesting, particularly if it goes down to Henman-Safin for the semis - these 2 are tied on 2 wins apiece head-to-head, with Henman winning his last match in Indian Wells in 2002. Those of us who are supersticious will note that the last time Henman beat Roddick was in Indian Wells this year and, as he did in 2002, he went on to reach the final. Roddick has just put an end to that run. Safin...............don't you even think about doing that!!!!!