Originally Posted by reece
Well it's not impossible, and he is looking pretty good right now.
He needs a bit of luck with the draw, I mean he won't be seeded so could meet Federer or Hewitt in the first round. I think Henman goes into big matches (i.e. against Fed or against Sampras earlier in his career) not totally believing he can win, or a little under confident. Also he totally fell apart when that line call went against him in the third set against Hewitt. He needs to be able to brush aside disappointment and not get distracted so that he can stay in the zone.
I think he does have the game, but he's shown us time and time again that when it's really time to step up to the plate and take charge in a big match, he lets big names intimidate him, it's like he's afraid to be ruthless, I don't know. It's definitely last chance saloon so hopefully he can be strong enough out there. He should in theory be able to take out Ancic and Hewitt, plus he does have that winning record over Federer, but I doubt his belief will be strong enough.
As, like, the biggest Henman fan and follower of his tennis EVER, I can tell you that its all about belief to Tim. The last time he believed he could win the title was in 2001, and maybe that was the only chance he had. I love him to death, and he absolutely has the game to win Wimbeldon this year, but i dont think he ever will because he can't come up with the confidence.
Good post, reece.