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Henman beats Tursunov in hilarious match 6/3 7/6 (1)

Horatio Caine
06-14-2006, 02:29 PM
I guess beating Delgado doesn't mean a lot but the stats are pretty awesome...8 aces and he only lost 7 pts on serve the entire match :eek:

Didn't see the match but he played very well against Agassi....I just hope he keeps this form up and stays fit - he is looking ominously good out there.

Most likely the small problem of playing Stepanek next :rolleyes: :lol:

alfonsojose
06-14-2006, 02:46 PM
Poor old guy if he wins this or reaches finals. Well, at least Murray is there to receive all the attention :tape:

Horatio Caine
06-14-2006, 03:14 PM
He'll be a happy man if he is looking at the draw...Stepanek is struggling (potential R3 opponent) and Tursunov looks dreadful (potential QF opponent) :o

Argenbrit
06-14-2006, 03:32 PM
Good for Timmy. :)

ae wowww
06-14-2006, 03:58 PM
Tim played a near flawless match; one thing that I noticed was that Delgado's service action in particular, and technique off both sides looked very similar to club players (or worse). I wonder if he was just taught badly early on, and stuck with that technique.

joeb_uk
06-14-2006, 04:01 PM
He'll be a happy man if he is looking at the draw...Stepanek is struggling (potential R3 opponent) and Tursunov looks dreadful (potential QF opponent) :o

Doesnt matter about tursu, he will beat tim on one leg. Although, he will have a good chance againt stepanek. Maybe henman will be lucky if someone takes out tursu. He was looking good in his two matches so far, and I think you are right about him being british number 1 :D

ae wowww
06-14-2006, 04:04 PM
As a Brit, I would feel a lot happier with Tim as No.1. However, I think he would stand no chance against Tursunov if it comes down to it.

joeb_uk
06-14-2006, 04:07 PM
As a Brit, I would feel a lot happier with Tim as No.1. However, I think he would stand no chance against Tursunov if it comes down to it.

Yeah, Tim is not a bad guy. Hes not perfect, but at least hes not an asshole. Rusedski not really british :shrug: and Murray is a disgrace to GBR, so it would be good if Tim is able to get back there again.

SloKid
06-14-2006, 04:08 PM
Dima vs. Tim :drool:

musefanatic
06-14-2006, 06:28 PM
As a Brit, I would feel a lot happier with Tim as No.1. However, I think he would stand no chance against Tursunov if it comes down to it.

I agree, even though i like Andy, he is a petulant kid at the moment and he annoys me on the court. Like today, i wasn't at all bothered he lost but if Tim had lost i would have been a bit upset. Maybe it's also cos i feel Tim's into his last few years and he should be having good results.

Great win for him today though, go Tim!! :)

revolution
06-14-2006, 06:30 PM
Tursunov is not unbeatable. Henman should have closed him out at SW19 last year and if he plays a good match I think he could beat him, after all Dima has hardly impressed so far in this tourney.

Horatio Caine
06-14-2006, 06:30 PM
Yeah, Tim is not a bad guy. Hes not perfect, but at least hes not an asshole. Rusedski not really british :shrug: and Murray is a disgrace to GBR, so it would be good if Tim is able to get back there again.

:lol: You're very supportive of our players then?

Horatio Caine
06-14-2006, 06:31 PM
Tursunov is not unbeatable. Henman should have closed him out at SW19 last year and if he plays a good match I think he could beat him, after all Dima has hardly impressed so far in this tourney.

Yeah I agree with what you say, but Tursunov is one of the those awkward players for Henman....he likes a target and can blow him off court. Tim will beat him eventually...but he will always lose more meetings with him than he'll win.

Law of averages would be good for this time around...and as you say Tursunov has been pretty average...and Tim has played the best I have seen in years.

joeb_uk
06-14-2006, 06:32 PM
:lol: You're very supportive of our players then?

Well I prefer to like or support the players I like for their game or the personality, never been a country-fucker. Same with all sports really, there are assholes from all countries; so it would be silly of me to support players just because of their nationality :p Although, I think tim is one of the best brits in terms of his personality. And there are a few brit girls I like :p but not because they are brits.

oneandonlyhsn
06-14-2006, 06:33 PM
Timbo :rocker2: time to regain your #1 ranking

Horatio Caine
06-14-2006, 06:35 PM
Timbo :rocker2: time to regain your #1 ranking

No competition for him right now :lol:

Poor Greg is injured and will freefall after Wimbledon...and Murray will drop steadily from now :bolt:

Wouldn't surprise me if Tim is Brit #1 by the US Open...it would be nice if he can be back in the top 50 by then too...although what he will do when he misses the cut for Toronto and Cincinnati I don't know :scratch:

Horatio Caine
06-15-2006, 01:23 PM
Good performance from Tim today...he could have won 6/3 6/2 but had a lapse when serving for the match first time around :lol: However, he served out of 0 at the second time of asking, rounding the match off with an ace down the middle :banana: :yeah:

87% success on first serve :eek: Ljubo watch out :haha:

Next up: Wang / Tursunov :scared:

Primal
06-15-2006, 01:42 PM
Yeah TIM!!!!

I want to see Henman in a final! (actually winning it :))

Primal
06-15-2006, 01:48 PM
As a Brit, I would feel a lot happier with Tim as No.1. However, I think he would stand no chance against Tursunov if it comes down to it.

I can not say that it's so obvious.

gillian
06-15-2006, 01:51 PM
Yeah TIM!!!!

I want to see Henman in a final! (actually winning it :))

That would be nice, wouldn't it? Before that, though, I want the Nadal/Henman semi, especially after seeing these pics.

Primal
06-15-2006, 01:58 PM
That would be nice, wouldn't it? Before that, though, I want the Nadal/Henman semi, especially after seeing these pics.

Oh yeah, I want a Dubai revange! I almost lost my voice cheerting Tim, and the first set was just amazing!!!

Horatio Caine
06-16-2006, 01:59 PM
Very interesting match to say the least. 12 breaks of serve!

Tursunov walks off court mid-point on set point in first set. Henman twice up a break in 2nd set but Tursunov serves for it...df on set point. Tursunov hits an easy smash wide, nearly hits an umpire with a cross court drop shot attempt that almost hit the cheap sets. :eek:

A win is a win...Henman into Queen's SF! :woohoo: :yeah: :banana:

Deboogle!.
06-16-2006, 02:01 PM
I loved when the commentator was like "they should take all these missed shots, put them together, and call it how NOT to win a quarterfinal" :haha:

Hola Mr. SK
06-16-2006, 02:11 PM
Very interesting match to say the least. 12 breaks of serve!

Tursunov walks off court mid-point on set point in first set. Henman twice up a break in 2nd set but Tursunov serves for it...df on set point. Tursunov hits an easy smash wide, nearly hits an umpire with a cross court drop shot attempt that almost hit the cheap sets. :eek:

A win is a win...Henman into Queen's SF! :woohoo: :yeah: :banana:
12 breaks of serve on grass within 2 sets :eek:
you could do better, Tim :o

Saumon
06-16-2006, 02:13 PM
I loved when the commentator was like "they should take all these missed shots, put them together, and call it how NOT to win a quarterfinal" :haha:
:lol: the french commentators said quite the same thing :tape: :tape:

they were :haha: :haha: most of the match :lol:

Horatio Caine
06-16-2006, 02:15 PM
One of the most entertaining matches of the year...how NOT to play, basically :lol:

Henman didn't play well, but at the stage he is at right now, a win is huge. He has had a great week but unless he improves and plays more like he did in his opening 3 matches, he won't reach the final.

But I would love him to get there...he might finally win this tournament.

silverwhite
06-16-2006, 02:16 PM
I loved when the commentator was like "they should take all these missed shots, put them together, and call it how NOT to win a quarterfinal" :haha:

Me too! Dima and his shots and reactions were just :spit:.

Golfnduck
06-16-2006, 02:17 PM
Good win Timmay :yeah:

rue
06-16-2006, 03:45 PM
He has got a good chance aganst Hewitt tomorrow, cos he was not at the top of his game even when he played Nadal.

Conita
06-16-2006, 04:06 PM
well done Tim!!!
:hug: :bounce:

i hope he goes all the way!
u gotta love the guy he's such a nice person!

Federerhingis
06-16-2006, 04:12 PM
Oh my God Tursunov that was some ugly match from your side. 3 errors followed by 2 winners, followed by another 5 errors. Henman just had to make sure to keep his shots deep. Besides his grass expertise gave him the advantage.

Solid win nevertheless.

gillian
06-16-2006, 04:15 PM
Man, I was really looking forward to a Nadal/Henman semi.

tangerine_dream
06-16-2006, 04:15 PM
Very impressive, Tim :yeah:

Primal
06-16-2006, 04:21 PM
YEAH!!!! :yeah:

Henman for the Title!!!

Argenbrit
06-16-2006, 04:27 PM
Tim! :yeah:

stebs
06-16-2006, 05:09 PM
5th Queens semi-final. Now go and get your 4th final and 1st victory.

Corey Feldman
06-16-2006, 05:31 PM
Tim finally doing the right things v Turdsunov :bounce:
a few weird points in this match from the mad ruski/yank as well, helped.

|-Safin_Coria-|
06-16-2006, 05:50 PM
:clap2: yay Tim!!!
please take the title now, pleeeeeeease!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-16-2006, 06:17 PM
Dima you made henman look good!!! :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
06-16-2006, 06:22 PM
Dima you made henman look good!!! :rolleyes:MWHAHAHHAHAAHHAAHH !!!!
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Horatio Caine
06-16-2006, 06:24 PM
Dima you made henman look good!!! :rolleyes:

That's because he is so damn good darlin' :devil:

Beat Hewitt tomorrow Tim!! :yeah: :help: :help: :help:

Allez
06-16-2006, 08:21 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!! I thought Dima would be too strong for Tim.

jenanun
06-16-2006, 09:00 PM
:yeah:

well done tim!

Saumon
06-16-2006, 09:05 PM
Game-by-game updates:

Second set:

Henman 6-3 7-6 Tursunov
Henman builds a 4-1 lead, and then a Tursunov backhand goes wide. Two points to victory. Another Tursunov error - five match points. Another error, and it's there - Tim slays the dragon. He was never at his best, but he's into the semi-finals.

Henman 6-3 6-6 Tursunov
Tursunov holds to 15, and it's a tie-break. Deep breaths all round.

Henman 6-3 6-5 Tursunov
More entries for Errorfest 2006, but finally Tim holds his nerve to edge in front. Could he possibly close this one out?

Henman 6-3 5-5 Tursunov
Neither man seems to want to win this set. It's like a new version of tennis - whoever wins least service games goes through. Nemesis sets up a break point, blows it, and then belts a simple smash into the tramlines to keep Tim alive in the set.

"You could put a DVD together of all the mistakes in this game and call it 'How Not To Win A Quarter-Final'. You'd find it in the comedy section." BBC commentator Chris Bailey.

Henman 6-3 4-5 Tursunov
Uh-oh. Here we go again. Henman loses his concentration and with it his serve. Daley won't be liking this. In fact, no-one in the crowd is liking this.

Henman 6-3 4-4 Tursunov
At last - two dongs in a row. Tursunov holds his serve to level the set. What's the time? Could it be Nemesis o'clock?

Henman 6-3 4-3 Tursunov
Make that ding-dong-ding. Henman, the epitome of a polite young Englishman, lets Nemesis break him straight back. "After you, Nemesis." "No, after you, my whipping-boy." "No no - after you..."

Henman 6-3 4-2 Tursunov
Henman breaks straight back. This is the definition of a ding-dong battle. If it's not already on dictionary.com, it should be soon.

Henman 6-3 3-2 Tursunov
A good job that chicken-counting was put on hold - Tim loses his service game in lame fashion to let the Russian - who has been based in California since he was 12 - back into the game.

"There hasn't been the same thuggery today that you would usually expect from Tursunov." BBC commentator John Lloyd.

Henman 6-3 3-1 Tursunov
Wallop - Tim gets that all-important break. If he only wins his service games now, he'll have downed The Nemesis. But since dictionary.com defines nemesis as "an opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome", no-one should be counting any chickens quite yet.

"Terrific scrambling from Henman." BBC commentator John Lloyd.

Henman 6-3 2-1 Tursunov
Solid serving from Henman is too much for Stamper/Nemesis. Perhaps unaware of the intimidating moniker just given to his opponent, Henman keeps his concentration to edge in front.

Henman 6-3 1-1 Tursunov
The Nemesis hits a fine backhand passing-shot to win his first game in five. If you've yet to see him in action, he looks very much like James Bond villain Stamper, as seen in 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies. But holding a tennis racquet, rather than a villainous weapon.

Henman 6-3 1-0 Tursunov
Rock-solid volleying from Tim gets his nose in front in this second set. TRN calls for the trainer - he has tape on his fingers, possibly for a blister, and wants it re-applied. Tim is being watched by both his wife Lucy and Daley Thompson, who would probably tell you that he could have won Wimbledon if he had wanted to.

First set:

Henman 6-3 Tursunov
Extraordinary scenes. At set point to Henman, Tursunov hits a forehand that appears to land on the line - but while Henman plays on, the Russian decides to walk off court. Henman can't believe it, but it's his set.

"You've got to love that. And you've got to love this Tursunov guy." BBC commentator John Lloyd.

Henman 5-3 Tursunov
At last someone holds serve - and it's Henman. TRN plays a couple of delightful passing-shots but Henman's grass-court experience comes into play.

Henman 4-3 Tursunov
It's the Battle of the Breaks here - neither man can hold his serve at the moment. The Russian Nemesis (from now on known as TRN) loses his robotic concentration and Tim takes full advantage.

Henman 3-3 Tursunov
Tursunov is back on full nemesis footing. He breaks Henman to love, levels the match and barely breaks sweat. What sort of fool would dared to have doubt him just three games ago?

Henman 3-2 Tursunov
The machine that is Tursunov has now rumbled into life. He holds his own serve and is starting to find his range.

Henman 3-1 Tursunov
That'll teach us to kick a nemesis when he's down. The impassive Russian fights back immediately to get back in the game.

Henman 3-0 Tursunov
A brilliant backhand volley from Henman gives him his second break. Tursunov his nemesis? Not at the moment.

Henman 2-0 Tursunov
Henman is straight back into the form that has seen him cruise into the quarter-finals. His volleying is crisp, his groundstrokes probing and his serving solid.

Henman 1-0 Tursunov
Henman starts well by engineering a break point, but Tursunov fires a serve wide to his backhand to save it. Then a double-fault sets up another and Tursunov fires his forehand wide - first blood to the Briton.

It is warm and sunny at Queen's Club, with barely a breeze to cool the players down.

Henman could be forgiven for feeling a touch concerned about his opponent - Tursunov beat him at this year's French and Australian Opens as well as at Wimbledon in 2005.

Can he knock out his nemesis this time around?

:lol:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/5086374.stm

almouchie
06-16-2006, 09:14 PM
tim to play lleyton next

musefanatic
06-16-2006, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the game by game analysis :)

I shall never forgive Dima for some of the most stupidest shots I have ever seen! Especially the one on set point, what was he thinking!? I like him cos he's mad as a hatter but he is a bit, well, hit and hope sometimes.

So glad Tim won though, :woohoo: after the French Open he needed that win. Come on Tim, you can beat Hewitt!! :) :)

Saumon
06-16-2006, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the game by game analysis :)

I shall never forgive Dima for some of the most stupidest shots I have ever seen! Especially the one on set point, what was he thinking!? I like him cos he's mad as a hatter but he is a bit, well, hit and hope sometimes.
he admitted it in his post match interview yesterday :o

musefanatic
06-16-2006, 09:22 PM
he admitted it in his post match interview yesterday :o

Ah right, well i didn't see/read it, cool he admitted it though. He'd be boring if he did have any tactics :D

takuma
06-17-2006, 01:34 AM
Tim finally doing the right things v Turdsunov :bounce:
a few weird points in this match from the mad ruski/yank as well, helped.
Heey, such a vicious comment...really..your fav won, so what's the point of being so nasty? :shrug:
[don't have 2 add I'm Tursunov's fan, do I... ;)]

azmad_88
06-17-2006, 05:10 AM
a lil bit of revenge to this year's RG and last years wimby..

but tim needs to win this title for confidence...go tim