Andrew Murray (SCO) def. Tim Henman (ENG) 6-2 5-7 7-6 (4) [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Andrew Murray (SCO) def. Tim Henman (ENG) 6-2 5-7 7-6 (4)

Tian
10-26-2005, 03:53 PM
Such a great shame, the momentum was with Tim by the tiebreak but to be honest Murray just got lucky in the TB.

King Tim still reigns, I don't think the guard has been changed just yet. I hope people will give Tim the due credit for holding up British tennis for a whole decade.

We love you Tim :inlove:

Scotso
10-26-2005, 03:55 PM
Andy :worship: :bounce:

Angle Queen
10-26-2005, 03:56 PM
Rats, rats and double rats. I thought Tim might pull it out after playing horribly in the first set. But it wasn't meant to be.

Thanks to Tian and Silwen for doing an excellent point-by-point in OOP today. :worship:

revolution
10-26-2005, 03:56 PM
Unbelievable match, so proud and delighted for Andy! :banana:

Henman upped it in the third set, but Andy held his nerve.

Tian
10-26-2005, 03:57 PM
10 years of Henman might be over,perhaps it will be 10 years of Murray from now :sad:

wipeout
10-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Looks like a good match from the score. :)

It would be silly for people to write off Tim. From Andy's perspective it's a very good match to win. :worship:

adee-gee
10-26-2005, 03:59 PM
Should've been a lot more convincing. Henman was awful most of the match, but a horrible service game by Andy when he served for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd. He did amazingly well to mentally come through in the 3rd, he was in trouble quite a few times and Henman seemed to have the upper hand. Excellent tie break though, stretch volley on match point was :worship:

Fergie
10-26-2005, 04:00 PM
Ah Tim :sad:

savesthedizzle
10-26-2005, 04:01 PM
Poor Tim.

But :woohoo: Andy! :yeah:

Deboogle!.
10-26-2005, 04:03 PM
wow...

athie
10-26-2005, 04:03 PM
URGH Timmy :sad: On the whole a dull match. Despite a win for Andy I really do feel he's a long way to go and a lot to prove.

Frederick16
10-26-2005, 04:04 PM
i think the match wasnt really good. but they were both thinking about it i think... congrats andy and i hope tim can end his career with dignity! :)

musefanatic
10-26-2005, 04:06 PM
:worship: Well done andy, i'm glad tim managed to look something like his old self, that first set should be forgotten about as it was absolutely dire!

And i thought it was so sweet when andy started crying at the end of the match, showed just how much it meant to him. :)

adee-gee
10-26-2005, 04:07 PM
:worship: Well done andy, i'm glad tim managed to look something like his old self, that first set should be forgotten about as it was absolutely dire!

And i thought it was so sweet when andy started crying at the end of the match, showed just how much it meant to him. :)
He was shaking as well :eek:

I think it shows how much respect he has for Henman.

Frederick16
10-26-2005, 04:08 PM
i only saw him with his head tired in his hands. didn't see a tear. but he knows how to make a show yeah and he can deliver what te crowd wants. an sort of little andy! the big one is A-ROd then :)

evanzo
10-26-2005, 04:08 PM
Henman was lucky not to lose in straight sets, Murray was tentative because he was playing someone he looks up to. If they erver play again Murray will wipe the court with the toothless tiger.

musefanatic
10-26-2005, 04:11 PM
He was shaking as well :eek:

I think it shows how much respect he has for Henman.


I didn't see him shaking, oh bless him! :kiss:

I agree, i did think there would be more interaction at the net though and not just a quick handshake and a pat on the back.

*Viva Chile*
10-26-2005, 04:12 PM
Good job Andy :yeah:

El Legenda
10-26-2005, 04:17 PM
Should've been a lot more convincing. Henman was awful most of the match, but a horrible service game by Andy when he served for the match at 5-4 in the 2nd. He did amazingly well to mentally come through in the 3rd, he was in trouble quite a few times and Henman seemed to have the upper hand. Excellent tie break though, stretch volley on match point was :worship:

so Henman plays horrible and almost wins? thats saying alot about Murray

mangoes
10-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Such a great shame, the momentum was with Tim by the tiebreak but to be honest Murray just got lucky in the TB.

King Tim still reigns, I don't think the guard has been changed just yet. I hope people will give Tim the due credit for holding up British tennis for a whole decade.

We love you Tim :inlove:


I agree. I'm so :sad: for Tim. Congrats Murray.

adee-gee
10-26-2005, 04:19 PM
so Henman plays horrible and almost wins? thats saying alot about Murray
He stepped it up a gear. Its hard for Andy playing a hero of his. It's like Ljubo playing Goran. He was 6-2 *5-4 up and got tight. Third set was better quality from both of them.

Jimnik
10-26-2005, 04:39 PM
Both played poorly. It wasn't an attractive match to watch but an interesting contest all the same.

Those first 4 games that Tim played :eek: :scared: I'd like to think he can't play any worse than that. Then Andy's 4 games lost after going 5-4 up in the 2nd were :eek: equally shocking.

I hope we get another chance to see these two up against eachother, prefferably in the latter stages of a tournament when both are producing quality tennis. But time is running out for Tim :sad: and next year could be the last chance.

musefanatic
10-26-2005, 04:42 PM
I don't think he'll retire next year, if he can win some more matches and regain some form that he showed today then hopefully he'll be back for next year and the year after, i hope so anyway!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-26-2005, 04:43 PM
ANDY ANDY ANDY!!!

Excellent...so happy :D:D:D

Avid Merrion
10-26-2005, 04:44 PM
congrats Andy! :D

i'm going to watch it right now :)

evanzo
10-26-2005, 04:45 PM
so Henman plays horrible and almost wins? thats saying alot about Murray



Murray was playing an idol, he wa salways going to find it tough. He sould have won in straights, but choked when serving for the match. I notice Ivan lost, which explains your trolling here.

El Legenda
10-26-2005, 04:48 PM
Murray was playing an idol, he wa salways going to find it tough. He sould have won in straights, but choked when serving for the match. I notice Ivan lost, which explains your trolling here.

:haha: Im happy Ivan lost, every Ivan fan is happy about it, even if he won the whole tournment i think the most points he would of gotten was 10. now he can rest for Paris and another final

PinkFeatherBoa
10-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Tim :(, you're still my number one. :yeah:

Congrats to Murray.

evanzo
10-26-2005, 04:57 PM
:haha: Im happy Ivan lost, every Ivan fan is happy about it, even if he won the whole tournment i think the most points he would of gotten was 10. now he can rest for Paris and another final



Yep, he wants to make sure he gets plenty of rest so he can watch the 2 finalists play.

adee-gee
10-26-2005, 05:00 PM
I don't think he'll retire next year, if he can win some more matches and regain some form that he showed today then hopefully he'll be back for next year and the year after, i hope so anyway!
It depends. I think if he carries on in this form he won't stick around long. He's not gonna achieve much if he's starting to be unseeded at Slams, and he has 3 children now, I can't see him being happy to travel to countries just to lose in the 1st or 2nd round. He still has the game, but his belief is diminishing and his serve just isn't strong enough for the game he plays.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-26-2005, 05:15 PM
This match was awesome, though Andy could have won 6-2 6-4:o

At the end he just got a bit lucky but he played great anyway:worship:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-26-2005, 05:17 PM
:haha: Im happy Ivan lost, every Ivan fan is happy about it, even if he won the whole tournment i think the most points he would of gotten was 10. now he can rest for Paris and another final
Sure.

El Legenda
10-26-2005, 05:18 PM
Sure.

better chance then any of your favs.

euroka1
10-26-2005, 05:24 PM
I like to see the young ones moving up. It gives one confidence in the future of the game.
This Andy reminds me a lot of Roddick in the days when he was moving up in the tennis world.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-26-2005, 05:25 PM
better chance then any of your favs.
:p

I actually didn't say anything, not every player is as good as Ljubicic is:yawn:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-26-2005, 05:26 PM
I like to see the young ones moving up. It gives one confidence in the future of the game.
This Andy reminds me a lot of Roddick in the days when he was moving up in the tennis world.
Please not, we knew what happened to Roddick:shrug:

MariaV
10-26-2005, 05:28 PM
I hope people will give Tim the due credit for holding up British tennis for a whole decade.

I hope that too, I certainly give him all the due credit. :worship:
And it was really cute Andy crying at the end. :hug:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-26-2005, 05:31 PM
:awww:

That was sweet:p

evanzo
10-26-2005, 05:57 PM
Please not, we knew what happened to Roddick:shrug:


He won a slam and remains solid top 5, nothing wrong with that.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-26-2005, 05:59 PM
He plays like crap, can't win some matches, loses in round 1 of his home slam:rolleyes:
To a guy who isn't that good:shrug:

Oizo
10-26-2005, 06:01 PM
What a great match that was :D

euroka1
10-26-2005, 06:33 PM
Please not, we knew what happened to Roddick:shrug:

That's so often the price of fame and wealth.

star
10-26-2005, 06:50 PM
Finally!! :bigclap:

http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/icons/scotland.gif

Whistleway
10-26-2005, 06:51 PM
scots rock.. pfft to brits !! ;)

jenanun
10-26-2005, 06:58 PM
i guess andy is going to be more successful than henman in his career....

Oizo
10-26-2005, 07:00 PM
i guess andy is going to be more successful than henman in his career....

I second that :)

Tian
10-26-2005, 08:14 PM
i guess andy is going to be more successful than henman in his career....

Hey don't forget Tim was top 10 for the best part of a decade ;)

Jogy
10-26-2005, 08:23 PM
important win for Murray
who know how long Henman is playing, so perhaps one of last chances for Murray to beat Henman

KoOlMaNsEaN
10-26-2005, 09:07 PM
wow andy

Frederick16
10-26-2005, 09:10 PM
i think GB has an player for the next 10 years. he is very decent. and he has an good heart. hope he will be more exciting to watch in the future, not only run and bring it back! :)

Sjengster
10-26-2005, 09:35 PM
scots rock.. pfft to brits !! ;)

Ahem... same thing, you know. :p Unless I misunderstood your meaning.

Raquel
10-26-2005, 09:52 PM
Well done Andy! :banana:

Another great performance :D

Goonergal
10-26-2005, 09:57 PM
Andy! :bounce: Woot! :banana:

evanzo
10-26-2005, 09:57 PM
i think GB has an player for the next 10 years. he is very decent. and he has an good heart. hope he will be more exciting to watch in the future, not only run and bring it back! :)



Getting the ball back is kinda fundamental in tennis, won't win anything if you don't.

NYCtennisfan
10-26-2005, 10:29 PM
Any Murray continues to impress. Go get 'em Andy.

bad gambler
10-26-2005, 11:39 PM
tim :(

megadeth
10-26-2005, 11:44 PM
this would be the official passing of the torch i suppose...

Corey Feldman
10-27-2005, 12:45 AM
Well done the Scot, dont spoil it by losing to Berdy next..

:fiery: Tim you suck buddy :smash: :sad: :sad:

lucashg
10-27-2005, 01:29 AM
Poor Tim. I miss his good form, as I miss Carlos'. I hope they're back next year showing some good form before they think of retirement. Yes, Nadal and Murray are there, but please don't pass the torch just yet (err, guess Moya did months ago and by a mile, though).

Havok
10-27-2005, 02:52 AM
He plays like crap, can't win some matches, loses in round 1 of his home slam:rolleyes:
To a guy who isn't that good:shrug:
Roddick is slumping and is having one of his worst seasons since turning pro, and is still SOLID top 5! I wish all my players could slump/suck and still win multiple titles on mutliple sirfaces and remain at the top of the ranks.

On a side note, GO ANDY :banana:. This match reminds me of when Roddick beat Sampras in the spring of 01, and he was overjoyed by the win as well.

Billabong
10-27-2005, 02:54 AM
:eek:

Horatio Caine
10-27-2005, 07:16 AM
Poor Tim. I miss his good form, as I miss Carlos'. I hope they're back next year showing some good form before they think of retirement. Yes, Nadal and Murray are there, but please don't pass the torch just yet (err, guess Moya did months ago and by a mile, though).

Moya didn't just pass a torch to Nadal either...a baton of some sorts ;) :drool: :lol:

euroka1
10-27-2005, 08:58 AM
Roddick is slumping and is having one of his worst seasons since turning pro, and is still SOLID top 5! I wish all my players could slump/suck and still win multiple titles on mutliple sirfaces and remain at the top of the ranks.


Not so hard to do if you just have such a dominant serve that so few people can deal with. Roddick wins match after match that way. I'd hope young Andy would work on a more rounded game than that. It's better tennis in the long run.

landoud
10-27-2005, 09:03 AM
it was expected.... no big surprise

Experimentee
10-27-2005, 02:15 PM
Not a surprise. Tim has been terrible lately, hardly won a match.