Originally Posted by Jaap
I'm really fancying a small play on Henman today. Hewitt has been really poor from what I've seen this season struggling to get past losers such as Jan Hernych, Robin Vik and Rainer Schuetller. The moment he has faced a decent player this season, he has lost. Henman on the otherhand has been better this season than his results suggest but usually gets overpowered by power players - Haas, Tursunov, Berdych which Hewitt certaintly isn't. Yes I know about the head to head and the fact that Hewitt is a better player and may just well come back into form this week but none the less, I'm willing to take the risk at that price.
Other leans - Djokovic will kill Coria. Rochus over Mirnyi and Tursunov over Ferrerro although that is not on my coupon yet. May just stay away from them today though after yesterdays debacle.
We're not concerned with decent players here - only the match-up. Those "losers" you list are players that base most of their game around the basline...Hewitt has more problems with those types of player than any others...particularly now as he isn't as dominant at the back of the court as he used to be.
Henman is a lovely match-up for him if he keeps coming to the net...it would take a dreadful Hewitt to lose. However, if Tim employs his new strategy quite well (staying back) then he stands a chance...but I still wouldn't rate him much higher than Schuettler at the back of the court.