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Could Henman beat Coria now?

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 02:40 PM
WARNING - SPECULATION only!!!!

I'm not getting ahead of myself cos i know the uncanny ability of Tim crashing out when he isn't supposed to but say if he met Coria in the semis and both are on their best form, could Tim somehow dig out a win Verkerk style (cf RG semi final last year)?

Just thought it would be interesting to see different view points.

joeb_uk
05-28-2004, 02:42 PM
lol, i think seeing that happen would make me cry :(

TennisLurker
05-28-2004, 02:44 PM
no, because coria defeated henman last year on fast hard courts, here it should be easier for him.

Coria has problems against big servers who play from the baseline like verkerk, henman has a very good serve, but he isnt a big server, and he net rushes a lot.
Different from Verkerk.

joeb_uk
05-28-2004, 02:44 PM
verkerk style? lol, what tim pounding down huge serves, and a powerful game?

as lurker says, he has a good serve. but it isnt a huge serve like martins

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 02:44 PM
I don't know what i'd do to be honest! Cry a river probably! Probably also hit him cos he would ruin any chances of winning Wimbledon this year i would have thought - he needs to play a couple of matches on grass at least, before he goes. Even if he gets to semis which is looking very possible then he may withdraw from Queen's.

joeb_uk
05-28-2004, 02:45 PM
surely, he can play queens and then rest the week after?

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 02:46 PM
verkerk style? lol, what tim pounding down huge serves, and a powerful game?

as lurker says, he has a good serve. but it isnt a huge serve like martins

Well he has been serving huge today! :) 19 Aces. I've never heard anything like it before. That is more than Duckboy in one of his average matches, and at least Tim managed to win in it in the process! :haha:

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 02:47 PM
surely, he can play queens and then rest the week after?

Hmm i don't know - he'll only get weekend's rest and Monday, perhaps even Tuesday? Remember he stil has the after effects of his virus and his shoulder does get stiff after a lot of tennis with little rest...if he lasts till Friday next week then it wouldn't surprise me if he withdrew Queen's and played Nottm instead.

sigmagirl91
05-28-2004, 02:59 PM
Not on his best day will Henman defeat Coria on clay....

sigmagirl91
05-28-2004, 03:00 PM
Henman will possibly meet Chela in the quarters-that is, if he can get past Llodra first (ok, that may be easy, but stranger things have happened), so he doesn't exactly have it "easy street"....

TheBoiledEgg
05-28-2004, 03:05 PM
Henman beat Coria on clay :lol: :tape:
he wouldnt beat him on hard or even Arm wrestling :tape:

Mrs. B
05-28-2004, 03:06 PM
lol @ Eggy! :lol:

BaselineSmash
05-28-2004, 03:10 PM
How about we just focus on the Llodra match.

Coria himself may yet have a chore on his hands against Ancic. If he and Tim were to meet on clay, Henman would be lucky to make it look respectable as he went down in three straight sets.

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 04:15 PM
Henman beat Coria on clay :lol: :tape:
he wouldnt beat him on hard or even Arm wrestling :tape:

I just like to speculate but lol at your response!! :haha: It would be an interesting match up if they are both in excellent form but IF Henman were to get to the semis, his best chance would be against Moya I think, and even then it is unlikely he would win cos Moya has won the event before! :haha: You've got to make the most of the dream while it lasts guys! Henman hasn't often done well on clay.

TheBoiledEgg
05-28-2004, 04:24 PM
Henman fans in cloud cuckoo land :lol: and Wimbledon isnt even here :tape:

Carlos would take Henman out on clay as well.
Henman's ploy against clay courters is to bring them into net.
It works against the Blanco's of this world who only come to net to shake hands.

Carlos is pretty good at the net, and he does this to others himself.

Also Carlos has beaten Henman 3/5 indoors.


Tim HENMAN (GBR) v Carlos MOYA (ESP)

1996 Rotterdam Carpet (I) 16 Tim HENMAN 7-6 6-4
1996 Paris Indoor Carpet (I) 64 Carlos MOYA 6-4 3-6 4-6
1997 Sydney Hard (O) FR Tim HENMAN 6-3 6-1
1998 Lipton-Key Biscayne Hard (O) 32 Tim HENMAN 6-1 6-4
1998 ATP Finals Hard (I) SF Carlos MOYA 4-6 6-3 5-7
1999 World Team Cup Clay (O) R2 Carlos MOYA 5-7 6-3 6-7
2001 Basle Carpet (I) SF Tim HENMAN 6-1 6-4
2002 Monte Carlo Clay (O) SF Carlos MOYA 4-6 7-5 3-6
2003 Vienna Hard (I) SF Carlos MOYA 6-7(1) 5-7

Carlos MOYA (ESP) leads 5 : 4

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 04:26 PM
Look at the two clay meetings though - henman has come close. He has improved immensely in two years. IF Henman gets through to semis and plays Moya after he beats Coria in 5 hours (:haha:) then Tim might win!

Rex
05-28-2004, 08:42 PM
sorry, but henman hasnt got the skill on clay, not as much as coria has anyway, coria has got the red stuff in his veins so just DONT believe that henman could ever win this meeting...............

Corey Feldman
05-28-2004, 09:07 PM
henman beat coria in monte carlo 2 years ago after coria led 7-6 5-3 :), but id much rather moya beats coria

for henman, to make the QF will be as good as it can get i think, chela is red hot right now....but 1 match at a time..c'mon tim! end Llodra!!

Conan the Librarian
05-28-2004, 09:08 PM
In a word, no.

Ballbuster
05-28-2004, 09:09 PM
I don't know, Henman has bad teeth. Its hard to bet against a guy who has bad teeth

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 09:10 PM
I don't know, Henman has bad teeth. Its hard to bet against a guy who has bad teeth

:haha:

YoursTruly
05-28-2004, 09:11 PM
Coria is a huge favourite as we know, besides Federer, but due to contrasting styles with Tim, I think if Tim is going to win this, he'll have match experience on his side and he'll need to put it away very well at net!

Horatio Caine
05-28-2004, 09:14 PM
Coria is a huge favourite as we know, besides Federer, but due to contrasting styles with Tim, I think if Tim is going to win this, he'll have match experience on his side and he'll need to put it away very well at net!

That's if he gets a chance to put anything away at the net! Moya, Coria and Chela will be able to hit passing shots at will if he approaches on an approach shot that falls as little as a centimetre shorter than recommended. Llodra won't be able to hit passing shots with great accuracy i wouldn't have thought.

heya
05-29-2004, 02:06 AM
His opponent was so good that Henman hit 19 aces.

Again, he will lose in 2 grass tournaments.
Some of his fans will think twice before bragging & insulting other players.