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Henman's first serve = His downfall!!

skel1983
06-01-2006, 12:39 PM
What is going on with Henmans first serve??

He is capable of putting down some big serves i saw them against Carlson, but he also puts in far to many fairy first serves always in the hitting zone, that is his downfall, i think he is still one of the best returners and capable of breaking guys 1/2 a set no problem but he loses his serve 2/3 times a set on a consistant basis these days, and for me just doesnt win enough free points for him to be back in the top 20.

What do you guys think of his first serve?

Scotso
06-01-2006, 12:44 PM
Well he's turned his match around so :confused:

skel1983
06-01-2006, 12:55 PM
Well he's turned his match around so :confused:


What he has won a set back??

I think will still loose, not just this match but every match he hasnt the serve to beat the top plyers on a consistant basis anymore, im not watching the match but maybe he has brought his better serve the the court today.

jayrhum
06-01-2006, 12:58 PM
Dunno about his serve but he's just missed 9bp...

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 12:59 PM
:lol: If you're not watching the Tursunov match, how can you comment? I don't think he has been hitting many 'fairy' serves, I just think the positioning and mix-up of his serves has been to successful - I have seen him playing a lot into Tursunov's hitting zone, giving a comfortable return of serve. The pace is clearly not an issue, as when he hits into the body, or just a little wider out of Tursunov's zones, he is giving his opponent a lot of trouble, or constructing comfortable points for himself.

jayrhum
06-01-2006, 01:00 PM
and got broken right after...

stebs
06-01-2006, 01:01 PM
Maybe his BP conversion rate has something to do with it? Dima has 2 BP's and breaks no problem but Tiger Tim can't even break given 9 chances? :rolleyes:

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 01:03 PM
Tursunov 5-3* now

stebs
06-01-2006, 01:04 PM
On the upside Henman just hit one hell of a drop shot.

stebs
06-01-2006, 01:05 PM
That's Henman all right. Great drop shot, double fault, second serve ace. Who knows what'll happen next.

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 01:07 PM
Henman holds 4-5* Dima now

stebs
06-01-2006, 01:08 PM
So now Tursunov serves for the match. I can't believe Hen,an has managed to not win this set. He has played so much better than Tursunov.

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 01:08 PM
3/20 BP Conversion total for Henman which is 15% success rate :eek:

stebs
06-01-2006, 01:11 PM
BP for Tim. Great volley.

stebs
06-01-2006, 01:12 PM
Yes, Tim takes it!!!

Oh no wit, that was a dream he hashes a forehand to let Tursunov back in :rolleyes:

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 01:12 PM
Henman must surely regret all these lost chances.. Ad-40* at 4-5* you cannot afford to throw away. Advantage Tursunov now

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 01:13 PM
GSM Tursunov 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

jayrhum
06-01-2006, 01:14 PM
Au revoir.

DrJules
06-01-2006, 01:20 PM
3/20 BP Conversion total for Henman which is 15% success rate :eek:

Key statistic in Henman defeat.

Duncan
06-01-2006, 01:24 PM
i still firmly believe Tim will be back as british number 1 in a matter of months

ae wowww
06-01-2006, 01:29 PM
i still firmly believe Tim will be back as british number 1 in a matter of months

Yeah, I'm sure he will be. For how long he stays there is different though.