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Baby Ali Tsonga ends Henman's ATP career 7/6 2/6 7/5 6/4

scarecrows
09-01-2007, 12:20 AM
:sad:

you'll be missed Tiger Tim

rocketassist
09-01-2007, 12:22 AM
It's ironic that Henman, a known Frenchie killa, sees his career ended by a Frenchman.

Tsonga just thumped the ball out there, like Tursunov but less wild and more accurate.

scoobs
09-01-2007, 12:22 AM
Good effort, Tim, came up short against a player finding very good form.

Thanks for the memories - you will be missed on the main tour. Hope the Davis Cup swansong is a fitting curtain-dropper.

Allegretto
09-01-2007, 12:22 AM
:sad:

I became a Tsonga fan during that win over Hewitt at Queen's, but I'd have given anything for a Henman win today. Not to be...

Ah well, it's not quite goodbye yet.

jitterbug
09-01-2007, 12:22 AM
Bye bye Tim :sad:

Andre♥
09-01-2007, 12:23 AM
Henman probably would have won the match if he was able to hold serve at *5:4 in the first set. Of course he was easily broken as he is 75% of the times he is serving for the set/serving to stay on a set.

Tsonga easily outplayed him and Henman was actually fighting and trying his best. Henman's game has clearly decreased in the last seasons and he just can't cope with the young guns.

Btw if Henman can't handle Tsonga's serve on hardcourt, how he is supposed to handle the big croatian serves on grass?

Viken01
09-01-2007, 12:23 AM
Don't retire tim !!
and congrats jo !!

Burrow
09-01-2007, 12:23 AM
I'll miss Tim like anything, but I can look forward to the Davis Cup.

Tsonga = lights out tennis for the most part of the 2 and a half hours.

Henman= Never played bad, nowhere like yesterday, but held his own, and could have taken it to two sets to 1.

Like Agassi, both go out 3-1 and aced on match point.

Ironic.

Sunset of Age
09-01-2007, 12:24 AM
Timmy will surely be missed! :wavey: :sad: :hug:

It's nice to see Tsonga doing well again. Congrats, 'Ali'! :hatoff:

Burrow
09-01-2007, 12:25 AM
Henman probably would have won the match if he was able to hold serve at *5:4 in the first set. Of course he was easily broken as he is 75% of the times he is serving for the set/serving to stay on a set.

Tsonga easily outplayed him and Henman was actually fighting and trying his best.

Btw if Henman can't handle Tsonga's serve on hardcourt, how he is supposed to handle the big croatian serves on grass?

Tsonga was serving about 140 at times out there and had a fantastic first serve percentage in some sets, not sure about the match.

MisterQ
09-01-2007, 12:25 AM
I'll miss Tim! :sad:

Nice that he got a nice send-off from the crowd, or so it seemed.

Andre♥
09-01-2007, 12:26 AM
Like Agassi, both go out 3-1 and aced on match point.

Ironic.

Agassi beated a Top 10 player two days before retiring.

Henman defeating a Top 10 at this point would be amazing and very surprising.

Mariana_lcf
09-01-2007, 12:26 AM
:woohoo: good match jo

Andre♥
09-01-2007, 12:28 AM
Tsonga was serving about 140 at times out there and had a fantastic first serve percentage in some sets, not sure about the match.

I don't think Tsonga would have served that well if he was two sets down. Of course he has a great serve and he is pretty talented (although he's going nowhere as he will pick up an injury again soon just like everytime he is playing well), but it's not like Henman never had a chance to win the match.

JBdV
09-01-2007, 12:28 AM
Tim :sad: Thanks for the memories :worship:
Well done Jo, glad to hear he played well and hopefully he now will have a chance at becoming a piggy roaster in the next round :p

bk4ever
09-01-2007, 12:29 AM
I can't think of a nicer guy to lose to...Tsonga was very respectful

Tim I will miss you...I loved that serve and volley game :D

Andre♥
09-01-2007, 12:30 AM
Tim :sad: Thanks for the memories :worship:
Well done Jo, glad to hear he played well and hopefully he now will have a chance at becoming a piggy roaster in the next round :p

If Nadal recovers and he is at 100%, he will beat Tsonga.

mashamaniac
09-01-2007, 12:31 AM
thanks tim for all the entertainment you've given fans...

Voo de Mar
09-01-2007, 12:32 AM
Tim :wavey: Good luck in Davis Cup :yeah:

JBdV
09-01-2007, 12:34 AM
If Nadal recovers and he is at 100%, he will beat Tsonga.

Ah ok, thanks for letting me know. I won't need to watch it now.

LeChuck
09-01-2007, 12:35 AM
Tim and his style of play will be missed. Hopefully he'll bow out from the sport in a positive manner during the Davis Cup tie.

AndyUK
09-01-2007, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the memories Tim, you'll be missed. Tsonga played well, had a great first serve ratio and has a solid forehand to follow up with. But anyway, today is the end of an era in tennis. Fingers crossed he can finish on a high in the Davis Cup.

fmolinari2005
09-01-2007, 12:44 AM
I will miss Tim Henman!!! A true serve and volleyer (and not in the likes of some "serve and serve" players from the 90s).

Btw: is it me or Tsonga looks a lot like the great boxer Muhammad Ali?!

Andi-M
09-01-2007, 12:48 AM
Well Ive never been a Henman fan, but sad to see him retire. Oh well got one over on Tursonov b4 he's done thats enough :p

Happy for tsonga he is soo cute he's like a little baby :baby: Awww

selyoink
09-01-2007, 01:00 AM
So ends a the tremendous career of Tim Henman on the tour. Hope he can go out with a win in the Davis Cup.

Auscon
09-01-2007, 01:15 AM
Cya Tim, best of luck with DC

Serve & volley loses another favorite son

justClaudia
09-01-2007, 01:17 AM
I'll miss Tim. :sad:

good luck to him.

Laura12
09-01-2007, 02:40 AM
:sad:
I'll miss Tim. I haven't been a tennis fan that long, but I remember him being in the first ever pro match I ever watched that I actually had a vested interest in. Thus, for me, it's been sort of an era, one different from his actual playing era, and I just can't imagine tennis without him. I always liked him and took an interest in his career these last few years, and it's sad to let that go.
I wanted to see him have one great last major, maybe even battle it out with Nadal in the next round, but it was not to be. At least he defeated his nemesis before the end. Well, congrats Jo, and best of luck to Tim in the Davis Cup, here's hoping for a fitting ending. :)

Kolya
09-01-2007, 03:19 AM
Cheerio Tim! :yeah:

Merton
09-01-2007, 03:19 AM
I am not a fan but Tim will be missed, he played a brand of tennis that has become more scarce lately.

sawan66278
09-01-2007, 03:30 AM
Baby Ali bomaye!;)

ChinoRios4Ever
09-01-2007, 03:55 AM
noooooo Timbo :sad:
thanks 4 the memories :worship:

Baby Ali :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
09-01-2007, 03:59 AM
What a shame for a Henners fan like myself. I'm just glad he lost to a guy who's got a big game, not some moonballer.

Tiger Tim = God.

Doggy
09-01-2007, 04:09 AM
Tim, I miss you already buddy! Let's have coffee on tuesday, ok? :hug:

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-01-2007, 07:12 AM
I miss him already....come back Tim :sobbing:

Hiromiku
09-01-2007, 07:27 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:
A sad moment in many of our lives.
Thanks for all the memories Tim, I'll miss you mate. Hopefully I'll get to see you at the betfair turbo tennis:)

cherry@cupcake
09-01-2007, 07:28 AM
It'll be strange not having Tim's name in the draw. He seems to have been around forever.

I'm glad there's still the Davis Cup to come. Best get the Kleenex in for his final match there. :sad:

Alyz
09-01-2007, 07:31 AM
Tim :hug: I'll miss him.

Horatio Caine
09-01-2007, 07:44 AM
Tim :sobbing: :tears: :bigcry: :sad:

Still, at least you went out on a mini-high. :p

Now rest up and then get ready for some Croat slaughtering! :rocker:

vincayou
09-01-2007, 07:45 AM
:yeah:

freesprint
09-01-2007, 07:46 AM
Tim, I will miss you. http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/sad.gifhttp://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/thumb.gif

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-01-2007, 08:04 AM
Not a bad match!I'll always miss Tim! :)

Rumour
09-01-2007, 08:06 AM
Hooray for Tsonga :yippee: I just got to watch some of that match on TV now that TSN has deigned to show tennis in the middle of the night/early morning and it's good to see him looking fit and healthy - even diving for a ball - hope that he stays that way so I can see him play more.

As for Henman, I've not been an ardent fan but appreciated his game and career to date :hatoff: Sad that even during this last Wimbledon the British press was still taking digs at him :rolleyes: Hopefully the veteran can end his professional playing days on a positive note during the upcoming Davis Cup tie.

Deathless Mortal
09-01-2007, 08:29 AM
Tsonga :banana:

dijus
09-01-2007, 08:41 AM
:sad:

anyway :worship: Tim

adee-gee
09-01-2007, 08:46 AM
Tim :sad:

He didn't actually play a bad match. Tsonga was just on a serious hot streak in the 3rd and 4th. He was serving like a god, and blitzing winners from everywhere.

Good effort Tim, time to finish on a high in the Davis Cup :yeah:

The Pro
09-01-2007, 09:02 AM
I realised I liked Tim too late :(

(A few years ago). Hopefully Andy will grow to be like him. Even if that will neuter his personality a little. There's plenty of hot-head Andys. But not that many Tims.

LK_22
09-01-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks Tim for all the memories and an outstanding career, great to see vintage Henman one more time this tournament in beating Tursunov :yeah:
Tsonga in the last two sets was simply too good, if Tim was two sets up he might not have played that well from behind, but all credit to Tsonga I think if he turns up will trouble Nadal next round


Btw if Henman can't handle Tsonga's serve on hardcourt, how he is supposed to handle the big croatian serves on grass?

If you saw the way he played against Tursunov and reproduces that kind of form, he will win another DC match and remember it's being played at Wimbledon ;)