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Tim Henman beats Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4

Burrow
08-29-2007, 11:11 PM
:bigcry:

I'm going to miss this guy.

dijus
08-29-2007, 11:13 PM
come on Tim, win fucking Slam finally :p

BlakeorHenman
08-29-2007, 11:13 PM
Yay Timmay!!! Didnt think you could do it!!!

JustJames
08-29-2007, 11:13 PM
Timmyyy Booooyyy!!! :banana:

Anyone ever seen the film 'Wimbledon'...?! ;)

Ays25
08-29-2007, 11:13 PM
he shouldnt retire!!!
i watched the match and he played the best tennis of his career!
ive seen him like 100 times and he looked very sharp today.
He played some edberg backhand volleys and lots of becker half volleys.
DONT RETIRE TIM!!! PLAY ONE MORE YEAR!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
08-29-2007, 11:13 PM
Dima keeps his word
didnt wanna be the one that ended Henmans slam career :o :o

tt boy
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
nice tank Dima you tool:smash: :silly:

scarecrows
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
well, not good starting thread at 40-0 while knowing that Tim could choke anytime

good match for him, his volleys were at their best at times and he looked focused

Dima looked like he didnt care too much

scarecrows
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
well, not good starting thread at 40-0 while knowing that Tim could choke anytime

good match for him, his volleys were at their best at times and he looked focused

Dima looked like he didnt care too much

MurrayFan1
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
Get in! Aaaaaah I can feel it coming!

Tim Henman is like the Incredible Hulk just ready to be unleashed upon the tennis world like never before for one last time!

Voo de Mar
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
Old-good Tim :bigclap:

Grinder
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
Tim, you are a legend. :bowdown:

Tim's volleying was back to how it used to be today.

tangerine_dream
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
Yay Timmaayyy! :banana:

l_mac
08-29-2007, 11:15 PM
Good stuff, Tim. :)

Andre♥
08-29-2007, 11:15 PM
What a fucking legend!!! :worship:

I want to see Henman vs Nadal.

helen10
08-29-2007, 11:15 PM
That's the best I've seen him play for I can't remember how long...amazing what a lack of pressure can do! Yay, Tim!!:worship:

BlakeorHenman
08-29-2007, 11:15 PM
Wish I could have watched more than 30 seconds of this match.

Duncan
08-29-2007, 11:15 PM
Fantastic result! :woohoo:

t0x
08-29-2007, 11:16 PM
YES!

Awesome Timmy!

Sorry for Dima, I like him too! But gotta support Timmy here!

BlakeorHenman
08-29-2007, 11:16 PM
Fantastic result! :woohoo:

My favorite result of the year!!!

LeChuck
08-29-2007, 11:16 PM
Congratulations to Tim and his supporters :)

Yappa
08-29-2007, 11:17 PM
Good stuff. That running fh winner was :yeah:

Burrow
08-29-2007, 11:17 PM
well, not good starting thread at 40-0 while knowing that Tim could choke anytime

good match for him, his volleys were at their best at times and he looked focused

Dima looked like he didnt care too much

Henman was never going to lose from that score.

adee-gee
08-29-2007, 11:17 PM
What a fantastic display from Tim.

Served beautifully, volleyed brilliantly. An all round excellent performance.

Hope he goes far, if he can beat Tsonga the draw will open up with Nadal set to lose in R2.

Sunset of Age
08-29-2007, 11:18 PM
However much I appreciate Dima, I'm happy that we aren't forced to say Goodbye to Tim as of yet... well done, Tim! :worship:

Tennis-Chick
08-29-2007, 11:18 PM
Tim :yeah:

groundstroke
08-29-2007, 11:19 PM
Saw the whole match, I love Tim Henman, Britain's only real chance for a long time to win anything, and he did win some stuff (Paris Masters). He looked deadly today, amazing, booming server. Now just for round 2, would I be arrogant to say Tim could be a contender for this title?

stebs
08-29-2007, 11:19 PM
Question for anyone who watched the match:

Did you get the feeling from the crowd that they knew it was potentially Henman's last ever tour match? Just interested.

Rogiman
08-29-2007, 11:19 PM
I miss the real tennischick.

scoobs
08-29-2007, 11:19 PM
Best Tim has played in a year, perhaps 2 years.

Relaxed, sharp, focused and attacking. Rolled back the years. Great to see.

jonny84
08-29-2007, 11:19 PM
That's great.

Tim probably would have been niggled all his life if he hadnt have beaten Dmitry after all his loses at grand slam level to him.

:yeah:

MurrayFan1
08-29-2007, 11:20 PM
I admit falling at r1 of this would have been a shite way to say goodbye. I can't watch any of this as I don't have Sky. What were the crowd like with Tim, were they supporting him or Tursanov most?

Mistaflava
08-29-2007, 11:20 PM
Anyone and I mean anyone who watched this match knows that it was a TANK JOB by Tursunov.

Im not sure which association (maybe the americans since they need another agassi this year) or maybe the english but someone paid him off to lose.

He played about 20 times better than Tim but let him win easy.

This is why tennis is becoming a joke...

MurrayFan1
08-29-2007, 11:24 PM
Anyone and I mean anyone who watched this match knows that it was a TANK JOB by Tursunov.

Im not sure which association (maybe the americans since they need another agassi this year) or maybe the english but someone paid him off to lose.

He played about 20 times better than Tim but let him win easy.

This is why tennis is becoming a joke...

Is this what actually happened or are you just saying this?

rocketassist
08-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Woot, what a victory by Tim and it makes you wonder why he's retiring, if he performs to that level he would climb the rankings with ease.

Maybe if he goes deep here he might have a rethink? You never know.

Duncan
08-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Anyone and I mean anyone who watched this match knows that it was a TANK JOB by Tursunov.

Im not sure which association (maybe the americans since they need another agassi this year) or maybe the english but someone paid him off to lose.

He played about 20 times better than Tim but let him win easy.

This is why tennis is becoming a joke...

Sounding like someone who has just lost some money. Henman deserved the win

Clara Bow
08-29-2007, 11:26 PM
Best Tim has played in a year, perhaps 2 years.

Relaxed, sharp, focused and attacking. Rolled back the years. Great to see.

I imagine that could be in part because there is zero pressure on him. He seems at peace with his decision to retire.

From the little bit I saw on tv- the crowd seemed to be rooting for him.

helen10
08-29-2007, 11:27 PM
Woot, what a victory by Tim and it makes you wonder why he's retiring, if he performs to that level he would climb the rankings with ease.

Maybe if he goes deep here he might have a rethink? You never know.

Doubt it - I think he played well because he knows he's retiring and his back is now on borrowed time. Just enjoy the moment!

luxsword
08-29-2007, 11:28 PM
good for tim :)
sad for dima :awww: so long for the henman slam, then :sobbing:

Adler
08-29-2007, 11:28 PM
Anyone and I mean anyone who watched this match knows that it was a TANK JOB by Tursunov.

Im not sure which association (maybe the americans since they need another agassi this year) or maybe the english but someone paid him off to lose.

He played about 20 times better than Tim but let him win easy.

This is why tennis is becoming a joke...
lost a bet? don't worry, good days come

Voo de Mar
08-29-2007, 11:30 PM
Woot, what a victory by Tim and it makes you wonder why he's retiring, if he performs to that level he would climb the rankings with ease.


I think the reason of retirement concerns mainly a permanent travelling. He is tired with 13 years on the tour, has back problems and in a situation like this is hard to play good tennis week by week. But this is his last tournament, so for sure he is able to give all the best :)

ChinoRios4Ever
08-29-2007, 11:31 PM
Timmy :worship::worship::worship:

Allegretto
08-29-2007, 11:31 PM
What were the crowd like with Tim, were they supporting him or Tursanov most?
According to the BBC's text commentary (hardly the most unbiased source I know), the crowd were right behind Tim.

So happy that he won. Wish I could have seen it. Maybe I will if Eurosport's re-live service ever starts working.

Marksman
08-29-2007, 11:32 PM
Brilliant Tim! :woohoo:

Totally Outplayed Tursunov :yeah:

scoobs
08-29-2007, 11:33 PM
He had the bulk of the crowd support, it's true.

bokehlicious
08-29-2007, 11:34 PM
Well done Tim :yeah:

Burrow
08-29-2007, 11:34 PM
Anyone and I mean anyone who watched this match knows that it was a TANK JOB by Tursunov.

Im not sure which association (maybe the americans since they need another agassi this year) or maybe the english but someone paid him off to lose.

He played about 20 times better than Tim but let him win easy.

This is why tennis is becoming a joke...

Henman outplayed him, thats the truth, amazing play from Tim.

You are talking crap and some gullable sod is believing you :haha:

tennisgal_001
08-29-2007, 11:36 PM
Unexpected but I'm glad it happened. Henman may not have won Wimbledon, or even been a finalist, but it would've been mightily disappointing had he retired at the hands of Tursunov (in particular) at the USO. Revenge is sweet.

danton
08-29-2007, 11:37 PM
The crowd knew and were definately supporting Tim. Tursunov's serve has been flaky this year and it was again today. Tursunov didn't tank, Tim didn't give him the opportunity to play to his strengths, Tim served well Dima didn't.

the volleying and movement from Tim was awesome.

Really annoyed with Sky every time Dima changed his shirt they were on adverts. Had a crappy day at work - won my Netball match afterwork but I still could have done with being cheered up.

MurrayFan1
08-29-2007, 11:37 PM
He had the bulk of the crowd support, it's true.

Good for him. He wouldn't admit it but I bet he feels on top of the world after this. And on such a big stage as well.

bad gambler
08-29-2007, 11:40 PM
Get in there Tim

Burrow
08-29-2007, 11:43 PM
Well he did say that he had plenty support from the crowd today, when the news hit America he was retiring, many people were shocked. He has a big fanbase in America, remember he did very well here in the past, particularly in 2004 wheere he made the semi-final stage. I remember that epic with big Ivo Karlovic in the first round, went to five sets, Henman losing 2 sets to one at one stage and came back with a break in each of the last two sets 6-4 6-4. :)

Jaap
08-29-2007, 11:44 PM
If Henman and Nadal play like they did today, Henman will beat him in straight sets in round 3.

musefanatic
08-29-2007, 11:46 PM
Really really pleased for Tim, he did himself proud and if he goes out of a match playing like that he proves just what a talent he is and what will be lost. Wonderful display, well done Tim :woohoo:

scarecrows
08-29-2007, 11:48 PM
If Henman and Nadal play like they did today, Henman will beat him in straight sets in round 3.

if Jones had 10% of Tim's volley skills Nadal's run at US Open would have been history

jitterbug
08-30-2007, 12:07 AM
Timmy 'Peter.. Peter Colt' Henman :bowdown:

the cat
08-30-2007, 12:10 AM
Tursunov came up small. :( But it was a nice win for Henman.

sykotique
08-30-2007, 12:16 AM
How many more wins to 500?

sykotique
08-30-2007, 12:17 AM
if Jones had 10% of Tim's volley skills Nadal's run at US Open would have been history

Too bad for Timmy he doesn't have 10% of Jones' power.

Caio_Brasil
08-30-2007, 12:18 AM
Timmyyy Booooyyy!!! :banana:

Anyone ever seen the film 'Wimbledon'...?! ;)

It would be perfect :worship:

fabio fognini
08-30-2007, 12:20 AM
Tim Henman rocks the world one last time lol

selyoink
08-30-2007, 12:23 AM
Great to see Tim get at least one more slam win.

Tursunov has been pathetic since winning Indy.

Rumour
08-30-2007, 12:51 AM
Wonderful and unexpected result for Henman, well done :hatoff:

RagingLamb
08-30-2007, 01:11 AM
well done Tim.

saw some of the match, definitely some nice volleying there. But he was too slow getting to some shots he should have gotten.

Tennis Fool
08-30-2007, 01:13 AM
nice tank Dima you tool:smash: :silly:

Dima keeps his word
didnt wanna be the one that ended Henmans slam career
You think this is true?

BlakeorHenman
08-30-2007, 01:14 AM
Tursunov's serve was terrible... look at the stats. It's really no wonder Tim beat him in his post-Indy form. So I don't think I buy it as a tank job.

The Freak
08-30-2007, 01:36 AM
Brave Tim. :worship:
Not going down without a fight. Maybe he can win his first slam here. ;)

switz
08-30-2007, 01:47 AM
Anyone and I mean anyone who watched this match knows that it was a TANK JOB by Tursunov.

Im not sure which association (maybe the americans since they need another agassi this year) or maybe the english but someone paid him off to lose.

He played about 20 times better than Tim but let him win easy.

This is why tennis is becoming a joke...

pfff nobody has to pay Tursonov to tank. He just wanted to get off court so he could go write another crazy blog entry.

GlennMirnyi
08-30-2007, 02:12 AM
Henners!!!!

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-30-2007, 02:50 AM
Eek!!!!! I didn't even see this result! :( :sad: for Dmi but But good for Timmy!!!!

rmb6687
08-30-2007, 05:45 AM
:)

Wish I had seen that and few things would make me happier than to see Tim defeat Rafa.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-30-2007, 06:14 AM
Well done,Tim! :banana:

Björki
08-30-2007, 06:44 AM
Dima :sad:

doublebackhand
08-30-2007, 08:16 AM
Good job Timmy!! Way to go at your final slam!

*Ljubica*
08-30-2007, 09:39 AM
Way too many unforced errors from Dima - and the double faults - woeful :devil: But having said that, Tim played well - he seemed to have shaken off all those nerves and inhibitions and is playing much more to his level of a few years ago - maybe because he has nothing to lose and knows he is retiring in a few weeks. So good luck to him - would be nice if he could have a good run in his last Grand Slam - and Dima couldn't have lost to a nicer guy, so I can't be too sad!!

Hagar
08-30-2007, 10:05 AM
Saw the last set. Very fresh display from Tim! Man, I'm gonna miss those crispy volleys from him.
Way to go, Tim, wanna see you in the 3rd round against Nadal.

Loftra
08-30-2007, 10:25 AM
Tim announced his retirement so there's not much pressure anymore. Result: He plays great. His beautiful game will be missed.

Blue Heart24
08-30-2007, 10:33 AM
Go Tim :yeah:

LK_22
08-30-2007, 10:45 AM
:banana: Great play Tim :banana:

Putting the clock back with that performance, his movement, serving and volleying were the best I've seen from him for a long time, really had Tursunov under pressure on the return of serve

As Petchey said 'Nobody plays it like Tim any more' Couldn't agree more, his style of play the way he plays it is a lost art :worship:

Mateya
08-30-2007, 12:39 PM
TIM :eek: :worship: :worship:

Fixed :devil:

Tutu
08-30-2007, 01:00 PM
6 more to go!?!?!?!?!

GermanBoy
08-30-2007, 01:28 PM
Although I am a massive fan of Dmitry I have to say this time I was happy he lost to Tim as I am a fan of Tim as well and I don't want him to retire. Have a strong and long final tournament, Tim! :worship:

Deathless Mortal
08-30-2007, 01:30 PM
Dima :o

Burrow
08-30-2007, 02:38 PM
If he gets through against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, he will probably play Nadal :scared:

Nadal's passing shots will be too good and I am scared he will go out on a crushing.

Pigpen Stinks
08-30-2007, 03:14 PM
Question for anyone who watched the match:

Did you get the feeling from the crowd that they knew it was potentially Henman's last ever tour match? Just interested.

Yes, that was my impression. Very strong pull for Tim right from the start. I haven't watched much of him in person, but I don't think there's any doubt that the crowd was even more behind him knowing this is his last major (in NYC at least).

I'd say the crowd was about 95% for Tim. Not unfair to Dmitry, just rooting for Tim.

Uraitan
08-30-2007, 03:20 PM
Congrats, Henman ... :banana:

StevoTG
08-30-2007, 03:26 PM
Great tennis Tim, a joy to watch :worship:

sarciness
08-30-2007, 04:25 PM
If he gets through against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, he will probably play Nadal :scared:

Nadal's passing shots will be too good and I am scared he will go out on a crushing.

Me too, it is a bad matchup for Tim, and that's if he gets there. Also, I expect Piggy to get better as he progresses through the rounds. Still, who knows? If Henman were to knock Nadal out, I would be jumping for joy for weeks to come! One step at a time Timmy!

Horatio Caine
08-30-2007, 04:36 PM
Total legend...well done Tim!!! :bigclap: :woohoo: :yeah:

Keep it going!!!

Burrow
08-30-2007, 04:37 PM
Me too, it is a bad matchup for Tim, and that's if he gets there. Also, I expect Piggy to get better as he progresses through the rounds. Still, who knows? If Henman were to knock Nadal out, I would be jumping for joy for weeks to come! One step at a time Timmy!

If Henman beat Nadal...:woohoo: :speakles:

Yes, that is IF he gets there, we can't take this for granted.

Everybody expected Agassi to beat Becker last year, and look what happened.

Rusty Rock
08-31-2007, 12:27 PM
Tim :woohoo: finally sorts out how to beat the Russian idiot :) nice win

Burrow
08-31-2007, 02:45 PM
"the Russian idiot"

:haha:

ReturnWinner
08-31-2007, 02:52 PM
Nobody beats Henman in all four slams :)

AndyUK
08-31-2007, 03:20 PM
The pressure isn't on him now that he's announced his retirement and it's proved useful. I definitely think he can beat Tsonga today.

Burrow
08-31-2007, 04:01 PM
Yes, I think if he can make it past Tursunov, he will make it past Tsonga. Tursunov was producing amazing passing shots, and I don't think Tsonga can congure up enough brilliance today.