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henman and wimbledon

foxfoxfox
06-19-2006, 05:00 PM
my first thread on the board as im realy into tennis so thought id join a forrum.
is henman good enough still to win wimbledon
iv always said that he would win it when no one expected him too and he looked realy good at queens and lets face it he should have been in the final at least.
for me id love to see him win it whats everyoen elses views

betterthanhenman
06-19-2006, 05:11 PM
my first thread on the board as im realy into tennis so thought id join a forrum.
is henman good enough still to win wimbledon
iv always said that he would win it when no one expected him too and he looked realy good at queens and lets face it he should have been in the final at least.
for me id love to see him win it whats everyoen elses views

Welcome to the board.

Would like to see it, but can't see it happening.

ezekiel
06-19-2006, 05:14 PM
if he had a big weapon like a serve then he could at this point given his age but hardly see it happening as it is. I think he is still good for second week though

elang
06-19-2006, 05:19 PM
He never made to the final. I think this year is no exception.

holagirl56
06-19-2006, 05:24 PM
Welcome to the board! :wavey:

He never made to the final. I think this year is no exception.

I think foxfoxfox meant that Tim should have made the final in 2001 when he was up 2 sets against Goran when the rain hit.

Personally, I hope that Tim will make the final this year and win, because he deserves it after all the flack he's gotten from the British media. He's looked in form going into Queens, and really should have won that match against Hewitt. Hopefully, this'll be his year.

MisterQ
06-19-2006, 05:31 PM
He's one of the best grass court players around.

It just seems he's destined to run into the eventual champion if he makes it to the second week: twice Sampras, once Hewitt, once Ivanisevic.

It would be great to see him make a run, but I wouldn't count on it. It's possible though.

reece
06-19-2006, 05:34 PM
Well it's not impossible, and he is looking pretty good right now.
He needs a bit of luck with the draw, I mean he won't be seeded so could meet Federer or Hewitt in the first round. I think Henman goes into big matches (i.e. against Fed or against Sampras earlier in his career) not totally believing he can win, or a little under confident. Also he totally fell apart when that line call went against him in the third set against Hewitt. He needs to be able to brush aside disappointment and not get distracted so that he can stay in the zone.
I think he does have the game, but he's shown us time and time again that when it's really time to step up to the plate and take charge in a big match, he lets big names intimidate him, it's like he's afraid to be ruthless, I don't know. It's definitely last chance saloon so hopefully he can be strong enough out there. He should in theory be able to take out Ancic and Hewitt, plus he does have that winning record over Federer, but I doubt his belief will be strong enough.

AsGoodAsNew
06-19-2006, 07:24 PM
my first thread on the board as im realy into tennis so thought id join a forrum.
is henman good enough still to win wimbledon
iv always said that he would win it when no one expected him too and he looked realy good at queens and lets face it he should have been in the final at least.
for me id love to see him win it whats everyoen elses views
Never say never. Everyone is beatable, and everyone is winnable!

NYCtennisfan
06-19-2006, 09:05 PM
A good draw and he can make a run, but I don't see him beating Federer or Hewitt or Roddick right now, so winning the whole thing will pretty much be impossible. I do hope he can make a nice run though.

BTW, he is currently #2 amongst active players with 41 career victories at Wimbledon. Only Agassi has more. It's been a very good career on grass.

R.Federer
06-19-2006, 09:12 PM
He has done very well on grass.
With a good draw, I can absolutely see him reach the final. He will need more than a good draw to win it, imo

TenHound
06-19-2006, 09:27 PM
Firstly, one has to wonder if they'll seed him w/a ranking in the 60's... Hopefully ...

almouchie
06-19-2006, 09:37 PM
every year I think Henman stands a chance
its like that every year
sure Federer is around, cannt see beyond him
but there is nothing more I would like than to see a new winner
maybe henman, nalbandian, ancic
but still yet these players have not shown they can be ready pyhsically or mentally to withstand 7 matches

BlakeorHenman
06-19-2006, 10:26 PM
Well it's not impossible, and he is looking pretty good right now.
He needs a bit of luck with the draw, I mean he won't be seeded so could meet Federer or Hewitt in the first round. I think Henman goes into big matches (i.e. against Fed or against Sampras earlier in his career) not totally believing he can win, or a little under confident. Also he totally fell apart when that line call went against him in the third set against Hewitt. He needs to be able to brush aside disappointment and not get distracted so that he can stay in the zone.
I think he does have the game, but he's shown us time and time again that when it's really time to step up to the plate and take charge in a big match, he lets big names intimidate him, it's like he's afraid to be ruthless, I don't know. It's definitely last chance saloon so hopefully he can be strong enough out there. He should in theory be able to take out Ancic and Hewitt, plus he does have that winning record over Federer, but I doubt his belief will be strong enough.


As, like, the biggest Henman fan and follower of his tennis EVER, I can tell you that its all about belief to Tim. The last time he believed he could win the title was in 2001, and maybe that was the only chance he had. I love him to death, and he absolutely has the game to win Wimbeldon this year, but i dont think he ever will because he can't come up with the confidence.

Good post, reece.

Hawkman
06-19-2006, 11:32 PM
I'd love to see Henman win Wimby; but unfortunately can't see it happening. Shame.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
06-20-2006, 01:47 AM
He needs to draw Nadal in the first round. On grass, Tim would win and would take Rafa's seeding position.

Doctor Dance
06-20-2006, 04:15 AM
Hopefully he gets a good draw :)

hanabishi
06-20-2006, 08:27 AM
On a side note, I just saw the movie "Wimbledon" today. In a lot of ways, Paul Bettany's character reminds me of Tim Henman, and maybe we'll see him win Wimbledon when nobody really expects him to.

Hawkman
06-20-2006, 08:36 AM
It'd be good for the sport no doubt. I'm for it.

In fact; I just decided, 'Go Henman!'

stebs
06-20-2006, 10:04 AM
Much as I would love to see Henman go deep this year I don't think he can even get to a semi-final. Maybe a quarter final. He never had enough power to reach the VERY top of tennis. He came damn close, 6 semi finals but no cigar. Only on one of those occasions did he really look like making it but rain saved Goran.

I'd love to see him win but the fact that he lost to Dima last year sums it up really. He can't play his natural game anymore, he is still a good player from the back of the court as he showed in Queens this week but big shots just overpower Tim unfortunately.

I still think he can make a Quarterfinal and I'd love to see it happen.