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Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

To be honest, based on Henman's pretty average display against Carlsen and Dima's thrashing of Novak...

I think Dima is going to win again


Whilst Dima is pretty hopeless on clay, his huge groundies will still really hurt Henman...and of course Henman's game is even less effective on the clay anyway. I'd imagine Tim will try to keep the ball in play as long as possible and hope for a Dima mistake...this could lead him to tire quicker.

All in all...I am struggling to see Henman win it.

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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

I am confident Tim will come through this, as Dmitry seems really uncomfortable on clay. I know he routined Tim last year, and beat him another time; but both were on hard(ish) surfaces - grass/hardcourt.

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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

Unbelievable.
They meet in the early round again?
I hope Tim wins this time.

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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

I would normally pick Tim and I would still give him the slight edge but Dima looked like he won comfortably in R1 so perhaps he's finally getting more comfortable on the clay? And Tim is not a natural claycourter so regardless of the surface, he still has a game that Dima likes to play against.
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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

No-one forgetting SF 2004 Henman vs Coria? Still had to win 5 matches on clay to get there..

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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

I'd love to see Henman win, but like you Jez, I'm struggling to see it. I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

Yeah I'm focused more on the match-up for this...as scoobs says...Tim is a nice match for Dima.

Besides, Wimby and Aussie Open play quite slow for grass and hardcourts and the ball stays up for a tiny bit longer...on clay the ball will stay up for longer giving Dima even more of a chance to pummel it.
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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

i hope tim win

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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

Battle of the clay superstars. Tim is a former semi-finalist. Therefore, not that bad.
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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

Well, I wouldn't put any money on this one. I really have no clue what to expect in this match-up, but I'll say Tursunov in 5 sets for the hell of it.
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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

Funny, I remember how mad I was at Tursunov for defeating Henman in Wimbledon. I really hated him! But my attitude towards him completely changed these last weeks. For obvious reasons.

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Battle of the clay superstars. Tim is a former semi-finalist. Therefore, not that bad.
My point too, doc - they seem to be ignoring this fact. perhaps Jez doesn't want to edit the thread title?

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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

Dima trashed Jiri because he's just come back from injury (thats what i think so i dont ) Anyway...like he did at Wimbledon he will kick Tims ass I hope this is televised i cant wait to see it


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Dima trashed Jiri because he's just come back from injury (thats what i think so i dont ) Anyway...like he did at Wimbledon he will kick Tims ass I hope this is televised i cant wait to see it
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Re: Battle of the clay superstars - Henman v Tursunov....again!

I also hope Tim wins

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