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Henman destroys chela!

Deejay
06-01-2004, 06:52 PM
What a performance, he completely dominated a so called 'caly court specialist' in every way and I can guarentee you Coria will be very nervous about the semi! Well done tim!

joeb_uk
06-01-2004, 06:53 PM
i could actually see tim causing coria some problems, well no one else has have they? can coria win the tournament with no sets dropped?

willie
06-01-2004, 06:54 PM
Coria will destroy Henman in 3 sets.

tangerine_dream
06-01-2004, 06:54 PM
That's pretty awesome. :D

Timbo :worship:

BaselineSmash
06-01-2004, 06:57 PM
Coria will destroy Henman in 3 sets.

I don't think Henman can beat Coria, but how about you Argentinians (some of you only ;) ) chow down on some fucking humble pie for a while. Thank you.

maratski
06-01-2004, 06:57 PM
:eek: :eek:

Well done tim :)

Vechelaux
06-01-2004, 06:59 PM
Well done Tim :yeah:

:rolleyes: at the BBC 2 coverage

Tim could have squatted down and befouled the court, and Andrew Castle and Sue Barker would still be applauding and marvelling at the confidence in which he done it. It detracts from his performance.

MagoRG
06-01-2004, 06:59 PM
yeah right.....coria will be really nervous. Not only he will win in straight sets but he will also make Tim look like an ass gettin passed a thousand times.

Ok Timmy, you´ve done really well in RG but let´s face it: it´s time for you to GO home!!!

jole
06-01-2004, 07:00 PM
Very impressive.

joeb_uk
06-01-2004, 07:00 PM
wheres jez? im sure he is so happy!

Raquel
06-01-2004, 07:02 PM
yeah right.....coria will be really nervous.

He was last year. Coria is very very much the clear favourite but I hope Tim plays well :) Coria did not do well against Martin last year and Tim has to think about that.

Marine
06-01-2004, 07:02 PM
Tim, the only good news of the day for me. :D

tennisathlete
06-01-2004, 07:02 PM
yeah right.....coria will be really nervous. Not only he will win in straight sets but he will also make Tim look like an ass gettin passed a thousand times.

Ok Timmy, you´ve done really well in RG but let´s face it: it´s time for you to GO home!!!

haha, yeah w/e you say buster.

Raquel
06-01-2004, 07:03 PM
wheres jez? im sure he is so happy!

I was looking for a thread somewhere that he started but there is not one there yet :)

Mrs. B
06-01-2004, 07:05 PM
Henman will win Roland Garros!!! mwahahahahaa!!!! :devil:

kiro
06-01-2004, 07:06 PM
Great win Tim! :)

tennisathlete
06-01-2004, 07:08 PM
Henman will win Roland Garros!!! mwahahahahaa!!!! :devil:

I'm actually quite confident about his chances.. unlike I was in Rd4.

Neely
06-01-2004, 07:08 PM
THAT WAS REALLY SOME AWESOME STUFF FROM HENMAN!!!

Henman destroyed, he completely destructed Chela. Absolutely no chance for Chela.

I'm not a fan of Henman, I'm quite neutral about him, but I definately like him more than Chela! So I'm happy that Henman won this game.

That was really awesome, Henman in a semifinal in Roland Garros. Are you kidding me? :rolls:

Thank you, Tim Henman that we have exciting and offensive play, serve and volley this French Open.
Verkerk did it last year, this year it's you!

Sure, Coria is great, but I don't like his defensive style, so a big part of his matches are quite a total snoozer sometimes for me :zzz: :zzz: and that's why I love guys like Ferrero and Moya on clay more than Guille.

Thanks again, Tim Henman, it was really great offensive stuff and good serve and volley you were showing. :worship:


to all total Henman haters who just don't wanna give categorically credit to Tim:
yes, Henman had an easy draw, but you can't deny the fact that he reached the semifinal and that he completely destruced and ripped Chela apart, his best opponent so far, in less than only 2 hours of match time. How is that? Beating your best opponent so far in three crystal-clear sets in less then 2 hours :yeah: :rolls:

athie
06-01-2004, 07:13 PM
I’m bitterly disappointed in Chela’s play. I was expecting more of a MATCH!

I guess I’m pretty pleased Tim won but just felt that match was a bit of a non event.

PS.. Well played tho Timmy

MagoRG
06-01-2004, 07:15 PM
Sure, Coria is great, but I don't like his defensive style, so a big part of his matches are quite a total snoozer sometimes for me :zzz: :zzz: and that's why I love guys like Ferrero and Moya on clay more than Guille.

Marine
06-01-2004, 07:15 PM
THAT WAS REALLY SOME AWESOME STUFF FROM HENMAN!!!

Henman destroyed, he completely destructed Chela. Absolutely no chance for Chela.

I'm not a fan of Henman, I'm quite neutral about him, but I definately like him more than Chela! So I'm happy that Henman won this game.

That was really awesome, Henman in a semifinal in Roland Garros. Are you kidding me? :rolls:

Thank you, Tim Henman that we have exciting and offensive play, serve and volley this French Open.
Verkerk did it last year, this year it's you!

Sure, Coria is great, but I don't like his defensive style, so a big part of his matches are quite a total snoozer sometimes for me :zzz: :zzz: and that's why I love guys like Ferrero and Moya on clay more than Guille.

Thanks again, Tim Henman, it was really great offensive stuff and good serve and volley you were showing. :worship:


to all total Henman haters who just don't wanna give categorically credit to Tim:
yes, Henman had an easy draw, but you can't deny the fact that he reached the semifinal and that he completely destruced and ripped Chela apart, his best opponent so far, in less than only 2 hours of match time. How is that? Beating your best opponent so far in three crystal-clear sets in less then 2 hours :yeah: :rolls:

Nothing to add, totally agree with you :D :D

Gonzalo81
06-01-2004, 07:16 PM
Coria will destroy Henman in 3 sets.
I agree with you, but this english guys have Wimbledon desease......near wimbledon they got hopes up.....in a few weeks they´ll be crying.....

Face it guys, Timothy doesn´t stand a chance against willy......



CORIA RULES :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

little duck
06-01-2004, 07:18 PM
Eurosport commentator reminded that Hemnan did beat Coria on clay in the past. I don't know how good Coria was then, but that means something...

Why are some so convinced that Coria will destroy Henman? Henman is dangerous for anyone (except maby Nalbandian and Hewitt).

Horatio Caine
06-01-2004, 07:19 PM
wheres jez? im sure he is so happy!

I'm here!! Just gloating in the other Argie thread - Will there be all Argie semi? Honestly!!! :rolleyes: :worship: Henman!! Can't say i didn't warn the Argies!!! Henman once again rains on a parade!!! :worship: :haha: :haha:

tennisathlete
06-01-2004, 07:19 PM
I’m bitterly disappointed in Chela’s play. I was expecting more of a MATCH!

I guess I’m pretty pleased Tim won but just felt that match was a bit of a non event.

PS.. Well played tho Timmy

as long as he wins!!!

PinkFeatherBoa
06-01-2004, 07:25 PM
Aww I'm so pleased for Tim, a semi final at the French!http://www.menstennisforums.com/images/smilies/wink.gif:woohoo:

Whatever happens against Coria, I'm just pleased he has made it this far!:bounce:

Neely
06-01-2004, 07:29 PM
Eurosport commentator reminded that Hemnan did beat Coria on clay in the past. I don't know how good Coria was then, but that means something...
for me, that h2h means nothing and is not significant... that match you are refering to is about two years ago in 2002 in Monte-Carlo. Coria has made a hell of improvment over the last two years.
They met again in 2003 (Rome TMS) and Henman was killed 6-1 6-2 by Coria.

Why are some so convinced that Coria will destroy Henman? Henman is dangerous for anyone (except maby Nalbandian and Hewitt).
Well, I think Coria should better watch out against Henman and he shouldn't be too sure.
There was a guy last year in Paris who also reached surprisingly the semifinal whose name was Martin Verkerk and who had a similar style like Henman, great serve and good serve and volley. And we all knew how the story ended: Verkerk rocked Coria in three straight sets and before the match a huge majority of all people thought it's was going to be an easy affair for Guille.

But I think Guille learnt this and is even better this year than last year.

Horatio Caine
06-01-2004, 07:31 PM
Henman will win Roland Garros!!! mwahahahahaa!!!! :devil:


That COULD happen. If he gets through to the final, i would fancy his chances against any of the top half contenders, Kuerten included. That is so long as Henman isn't on all day against Coria. :)

SaFed2005
06-01-2004, 07:34 PM
Go Henman win the whole thing now

Corey Feldman
06-01-2004, 07:36 PM
HENMAN MASTER!!

oh well, bad luck to the argies who wheree in dreamland at an all argie-sf lineup :p:p:P

Horatio Caine
06-01-2004, 07:38 PM
HENMAN MASTER!!

oh well, bad luck to the argies who wheree in dreamland at an all argie-sf lineup :p:p:P

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :nerner: Tim to beat Argie no.2? It is definitely possible. He tends to operate in patterns with his matches and as he has beaten 2 Frenchies, I think he can beat 2 Argies....

a_box_of_ariel
06-01-2004, 07:42 PM
:clap2:Well done Tim :clap2:

Gonzalo81
06-01-2004, 07:45 PM
HENMAN MASTER!!

oh well, bad luck to the argies who wheree in dreamland at an all argie-sf lineup :p:p:P

We don´t need luck......we have Coria.....and he will kick Henman ass so far he wont be able to make to london in time for wimbledon......
Prepare english pirates...this it´s going to hurt.....
Keep your hopes up....maybe Tim will do it at W....and an english will win again after what...a century?

Coria RULES :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

MagoRG
06-01-2004, 07:49 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :nerner: Tim to beat Argie no.2? It is definitely possible. He tends to operate in patterns with his matches and as he has beaten 2 Frenchies, I think he can beat 2 Argies....
Of course he can....he´s got a superb record agaisnt argies....hahahahahahahahahahah :wavey: :wavey:

Carito_90
06-01-2004, 08:36 PM
Okay now I know the farmer played an amazing match (didn't watch it, but i guess so) and he totally pulled Chela down (btw, i already said it before, i don't like the guy, never did, once i support him, he fails... what a choker!)
But now because he beated Chela he can beat Coria?
I'd say that's a bit too much. He had an easy draw and let's admit it, Chela's no threat (especially while not playing 100%). Still, Henman can give a bit of a fight to Coria but not enough to take him to a 4th set IMO.
And for Timmy's fans (especially the english ones), I know you wanna support your guy, but let's be realistic, if the match was on grass, i wouldn't say Coria'd have a chance of winning. Now the match's on clay, so let's get a bit realistic you know.. support your guy, but don't say BS because I know you know Coria's gonna win (not distroy him, but win). I'm not saying this because i'm an Argentinean. If the situation was with Moya or Ferrero (without the injuries) I'd say the same. Because they're GREAT claycourt players playing against someone that has had a bit of luck (to be honest, IMO) with the draw and reached the SF but is not a claycourt player.

Congrats to Henman anyway.

Oh and to the other Argies in the forum... you should talk a bit less if u don't wanna end up heart brokened :rolleyes:

Horatio Caine
06-01-2004, 09:14 PM
for me, that h2h means nothing and is not significant... that match you are refering to is about two years ago in 2002 in Monte-Carlo. Coria has made a hell of improvment over the last two years.
They met again in 2003 (Rome TMS) and Henman was killed 6-1 6-2 by Coria.


That drubbing by Coria is insignificant. Henman was playing his first match on clay after shoulder surgery, had had a poor return to the game after many losses and was not confident in his shoulder holding up at all. He didn't play well and played with a much slower serve and less confident game. He was also unseeded which didn't make his case any better.

Could this situation be any more different?!!! :lol:

Get ready to pack your bags Coria....adios!!!

David Kenzie
06-01-2004, 09:29 PM
Well done Tim :yeah:

:rolleyes: at the BBC 2 coverage


I thought the BBC coverage was excellent. Nothing to do with the french commentators who would you believe were hoping for dementieva to double fault at one point !!!
I think its so cool that the BBC is free-to-air on satellite now ! i'm gonna be able to watch Wimbledon this year :D:D

Horatio Caine
06-01-2004, 09:32 PM
I thought the BBC coverage was excellent. Nothing to do with the french commentators who would you believe were hoping for dementieva to double fault at one point !!!
I think its so cool that the BBC is free-to-air on satellite now ! i'm gonna be able to watch Wimbledon this year :D:D

That is unbelievable and a little pathetic to be honest! There again, i don't know what happened to Mauresmo to be honest. Will she ever win the French Open? This was surely her best chance of doing it. :)

Yonge
06-01-2004, 09:57 PM
Henman and Capriati in the semis. Man, am I happy. :worship:

Corey Feldman
06-01-2004, 11:34 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :nerner: Tim to beat Argie no.2? It is definitely possible. He tends to operate in patterns with his matches and as he has beaten 2 Frenchies, I think he can beat 2 Argies....

i wonder what it is SUDDENLY that tim has in paris, no 1 gave him a hope in hell of beating federer/roddick then win a final, remember those dark days of always losing in 1st round of french open, paris masters (where to be fair, the pressure of always needing a big week to qualify for the masters cup seemed to always get on him) not just those ones, but would alwaysss lose early in marseille, toulouse these places, now the french love "gentleman teeem" as they call him :)

now here, another big SF in paris against another "huge favourite" as ppl will have you know, but we know timmy always has wrecking plans of his own ;)

Guille's Girl
06-01-2004, 11:53 PM
Okay now I know the farmer played an amazing match (didn't watch it, but i guess so) and he totally pulled Chela down (btw, i already said it before, i don't like the guy, never did, once i support him, he fails... what a choker!)
But now because he beated Chela he can beat Coria?
I'd say that's a bit too much. He had an easy draw and let's admit it, Chela's no threat (especially while not playing 100%). Still, Henman can give a bit of a fight to Coria but not enough to take him to a 4th set IMO.
And for Timmy's fans (especially the english ones), I know you wanna support your guy, but let's be realistic, if the match was on grass, i wouldn't say Coria'd have a chance of winning. Now the match's on clay, so let's get a bit realistic you know.. support your guy, but don't say BS because I know you know Coria's gonna win (not distroy him, but win). I'm not saying this because i'm an Argentinean. If the situation was with Moya or Ferrero (without the injuries) I'd say the same. Because they're GREAT claycourt players playing against someone that has had a bit of luck (to be honest, IMO) with the draw and reached the SF but is not a claycourt player.

Congrats to Henman anyway.

Oh and to the other Argies in the forum... you should talk a bit less if u don't wanna end up heart brokened :rolleyes:

The only cool person in the whole thread. Gotta be one sonewhere. Carito to the rescue!!!!!!

J. Corwin
06-02-2004, 12:22 AM
I knew Tim could do it. :)

WyveN
06-02-2004, 12:33 AM
what a terrific win for Henman, totally exposed the one dimensional Chela with his variety - didn't think he could do it but Henman was at the top of his game and showed that all court tennis can beat a clay courter.
I expect Coria to cause Henman a lot of problems with the lob but he has a chance and a lot of the Argentinians on here sound like their 5 years old.

Corey Feldman
06-02-2004, 12:44 AM
Okay now I know the farmer played an amazing match (didn't watch it, but i guess so) and he totally pulled Chela down (btw, i already said it before, i don't like the guy, never did, once i support him, he fails... what a choker!)
But now because he beated Chela he can beat Coria?
I'd say that's a bit too much. He had an easy draw and let's admit it, Chela's no threat (especially while not playing 100%). Still, Henman can give a bit of a fight to Coria but not enough to take him to a 4th set IMO.
And for Timmy's fans (especially the english ones), I know you wanna support your guy, but let's be realistic, if the match was on grass, i wouldn't say Coria'd have a chance of winning. Now the match's on clay, so let's get a bit realistic you know.. support your guy, but don't say BS because I know you know Coria's gonna win (not distroy him, but win). I'm not saying this because i'm an Argentinean. If the situation was with Moya or Ferrero (without the injuries) I'd say the same. Because they're GREAT claycourt players playing against someone that has had a bit of luck (to be honest, IMO) with the draw and reached the SF but is not a claycourt player.

Congrats to Henman anyway.

Oh and to the other Argies in the forum... you should talk a bit less if u don't wanna end up heart brokened :rolleyes:

i agree with that, but off course ANYTHING , kinda miracles can happen, thats what us henman fans must delude ourselves with ;), but then again, did any1 person in the world say verkerk can defeat coria in the sf last year?
but realistic, coria must get 1 of his famous injury problems for henman to have a chance of a win, if tim loses, i dont believe it will hurt many henman fans, because his destiny will be to make his 1st slam final/win at wimbledon, can you imagine the anti-climax for wimbledon if henman was already a roland garros champion loll

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:51 AM
And for Timmy's fans (especially the english ones), I know you wanna support your guy, but let's be realistic, if the match was on grass, i wouldn't say Coria'd have a chance of winning. Now the match's on clay, so let's get a bit realistic you know.. support your guy, but don't say BS because I know you know Coria's gonna win (not distroy him, but win).

:wavey: Well I am very realisitic about this match. Tim is a very big underdog. The fact that only Roger has beaten Guille on clay since last year's RG shows what a task Tim faces. I think Guille could win in 3 straight sets and that is the most likely outcome. However I won't say I know Coria is going to win because there is still a faint hope Tim might play some great tennis and do something amazing. Who knows?

Enjoy the match :D

Corey Feldman
06-02-2004, 12:54 AM
:wavey: Well I am very realisitic about this match. Tim is a very big underdog. The fact that only Roger has beaten Guille on clay since last year's RG shows what a task Tim faces. I think Guille could win in 3 straight sets and that is the most likely outcome. However I won't say I know Coria is going to win because there is still a faint hope Tim might play some great tennis and do something amazing. Who knows?

Enjoy the match :D

my head tells me coria will win 6-3 6-3 6-4

my heart tells me "miracles!!" ;)

Leo
06-02-2004, 01:05 AM
What a performance, he completely dominated a so called 'caly court specialist' in every way and I can guarentee you Coria will be very nervous about the semi! Well done tim!

Chela has never been a clay court specialist.

Anyway, this was much more ons-ided than I expected, especially based on their competitive H2H. I'm actually happy that Timbo won, because I think Coria/Henman will be more entertaining than Coria/Chela would be. Now, can Henman pull a Verkerk and upset the best clay courter in the world in the semis?

Verkerk, Verkerk, Verkerk, Verkerk!!!!!! :devil:

Carito_90
06-02-2004, 01:08 AM
The only cool person in the whole thread. Gotta be one sonewhere. Carito to the rescue!!!!!!

Awww :kiss:

i agree with that, but off course ANYTHING , kinda miracles can happen, thats what us henman fans must delude ourselves with , but then again, did any1 person in the world say verkerk can defeat coria in the sf last year?
but realistic, coria must get 1 of his famous injury problems for henman to have a chance of a win, if tim loses, i dont believe it will hurt many henman fans, because his destiny will be to make his 1st slam final/win at wimbledon, can you imagine the anti-climax for wimbledon if henman was already a roland garros champion loll

Yah, i agree. Henman should let Coria win RG and then he can win Wimbledon :lol:

Well I am very realisitic about this match. Tim is a very big underdog. The fact that only Roger has beaten Guille on clay since last year's RG shows what a task Tim faces. I think Guille could win in 3 straight sets and that is the most likely outcome. However I won't say I know Coria is going to win because there is still a faint hope Tim might play some great tennis and do something amazing. Who knows?

Definetely, i think everything can happen i mean, if Coria plays the way he played today against Moya, i would say Henman doesn't have many chances of winning... but you know, i don't know if he's gonna win, no one does.
We'll see what happens on Friday, i don't want my heart broken again :lol:

Leo
06-02-2004, 01:08 AM
That is unbelievable and a little pathetic to be honest! There again, i don't know what happened to Mauresmo to be honest. Will she ever win the French Open? This was surely her best chance of doing it. :)

She got beat. It's not like she played worse today than she had this past week or even month, she just lost to a more aggressive and precise player. Unlike past victims of Mauresmo this clay court season, Dementieva really went after Momo's weak first and second serves and dominated the baseline rallies, much like Davenport did in Amelia Island.

Anyway, I do think she'll win a Slam one day, but not the French.

Carito_90
06-02-2004, 01:09 AM
Chela has never been a clay court specialist.

Yah but it's definetely his best surface.

Leo
06-02-2004, 01:12 AM
for me, that h2h means nothing and is not significant... that match you are refering to is about two years ago in 2002 in Monte-Carlo. Coria has made a hell of improvment over the last two years.
They met again in 2003 (Rome TMS) and Henman was killed 6-1 6-2 by Coria.


I woiuld discredit that match as well. In Roma 2003, Henman was just coming back from a long lay-off and was not playing the tennis he is these days.

Action Jackson
06-02-2004, 01:32 AM
Congratulations to Henman on an outstanding performance, he lifted his game when he had to play Chela who is much better than any of those jabronis he played previously. As I have said previously, I have more respect for Henman for having a go on his least favoured surface, and rising to the challenges.

He will have to raise that level even more to beat Coria on clay, I don't think he will able to do it as Coria will have too many tricks for Henman, but stranger things have happened.

Fedex
06-02-2004, 03:57 AM
Get ready to pack your bags Coria....adios!!!
Amen to that!! :worship: :) I'm very happy and impressed with Tim's run, the only thing that semi ruined my day was Mauresmo losing in straights. :( But i like Dementieva too. :) I hope she wins the tournement :D

Space Cowgirl
06-02-2004, 11:49 AM
:clap2: to Henman for getting this far, I don't think anyone expected this at all. Tennis fever is breaking out a couple of weeks earlier than normal in England, I'm guessing!
I hope he can beat Coria, but in reality it will be a very difficult task.

Horatio Caine
06-02-2004, 02:13 PM
Amen to that!! :worship: :) I'm very happy and impressed with Tim's run, the only thing that semi ruined my day was Mauresmo losing in straights. :( But i like Dementieva too. :) I hope she wins the tournement :D

Yeah Mauresmo's performance was pathetic quite honestly - i really wanted her to win the whole thing cos i thought that it would finally satisfy the French and it would allow her to have the confidence to achieve even greater things in the rest of her career.

But, the good news is that the mens and womens French Open will reach a very exciting climax which is really.....exciting!! :) :haha:

Horatio Caine
06-02-2004, 02:15 PM
:clap2: to Henman for getting this far, I don't think anyone expected this at all. Tennis fever is breaking out a couple of weeks earlier than normal in England, I'm guessing!
I hope he can beat Coria, but in reality it will be a very difficult task.


You got it damn right Space Cadet! There are talks of him winning the French and then winning Wimbledon and emulating Borg! Honestly, when do we ever learn?! Just let the man do his stuff and stop pressurising him!

I hope too that he beats Coria and yes it is an incredibly difficult task, one which he is ready for and definitely can do. However, like the majority of people, i expect to see him in England on Friday evening!

MagoRG
06-02-2004, 02:47 PM
Amen to that!! :worship: :) I'm very happy and impressed with Tim's run, the only thing that semi ruined my day was Mauresmo losing in straights. :( But i like Dementieva too. :) I hope she wins the tournement :D

Well I´m really happy tha The Federer Express already departed!!!! Guga sure kicked him out.

GO GUILLERMO GO...If you win RG you´ll be N 1 in the Champions Race and hopefully by the end of the year.......who knows

Corey Feldman
06-04-2004, 01:04 AM
ROFL :ROFL: