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Novak Djokovic def. Tim Henman 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Björki
02-23-2006, 08:20 PM
:woohoo: well done Novak :bigclap:

slipmaskin
02-23-2006, 08:22 PM
Well this was to be expected. Henman is practically useless these days, unfortunately.

savesthedizzle
02-23-2006, 08:22 PM
:yeah:

gusman890
02-23-2006, 08:26 PM
wow, i think we are going to have a new british no.1 next week

jackieglover
02-23-2006, 08:27 PM
Great job Nole! :yeah:

chewy
02-23-2006, 08:35 PM
Well this was to be expected. Henman is practically useless these days, unfortunately.
good win Djokovic!:yeah: i though he was going to lose after he loss the first set.

but tim's not done yet, just need a big win to get his confidence back...

George_Hanson
02-23-2006, 08:55 PM
very good match from both

stebs
02-23-2006, 08:59 PM
very good match from both

I thought the standard of tennis was pretty awful to be honest. Some good points for sure but most of it was not very good.

savesthedizzle
02-23-2006, 09:00 PM
I thought the standard of tennis was pretty awful to be honest. Some good points for sure but most of it was not very good.


I agree. There would be a few good points and then a lot of sloppy play from both guys. :shrug:

Geniey2g
02-23-2006, 09:04 PM
*sighs*
And now, Tim's gonna say "There are a lot of positives I can draw from this- at least I feel 100% healthy :rolleyes: and my back isn't hurting me anymore :rolleyes: :rolleyes:".

keep_er_lit!
02-23-2006, 09:07 PM
I'm happy for Nole, but sad for Tim.

C'mon Nole, let's see if you can make your second semi of the year!

NYCtennisfan
02-23-2006, 09:15 PM
Not surprised at all.

robinhood
02-23-2006, 09:15 PM
NOOOOO!! :fiery:

silverwhite
02-23-2006, 09:48 PM
Nole :yeah:

MissMoJo
02-23-2006, 10:04 PM
Oh well.....looking forward to the next isolated henman win :)

Scotso
02-23-2006, 10:11 PM
Nole :D

KoOlMaNsEaN
02-23-2006, 10:15 PM
:) Novak :)

el güero
02-23-2006, 10:22 PM
I thought Tim played pretty decent tennis, he gave himself a lot of chances to break Djoko in the final set. If he stays healthy and gets a little bit of confidence back, he's going to start to win these tight matches. :yeah:

Anyway, Nole deserved to win this one by playing well in the important points!

justClaudia
02-23-2006, 10:24 PM
Novak, well done. :yeah:

Corey Feldman
02-23-2006, 11:04 PM
Just bloody typical.

Peoples
02-23-2006, 11:18 PM
Man anyone can beat Henman these days :(

belco
02-24-2006, 12:08 AM
we all knew nole could do it :D

Experimentee
02-24-2006, 01:16 AM
Novak :woohoo:
Henman must be playing decently to beat Tojo in R1, so its a good win!

lucashg
02-24-2006, 01:22 AM
Man anyone can beat Henman these days :(

Anyone except Gasquet. :o

Good win for Djokovic... too bad for Henman, good luck next time. And yes, not a surprising result at all.

missbungle
02-24-2006, 01:44 AM
Well done Novak! :)

bad gambler
02-24-2006, 02:22 AM
congrats djoko :)

but i think his run ends tomorrow by the handsome one :cool:

TehSuck
02-24-2006, 02:26 AM
Asthma boy wins one eh

Billabong
02-24-2006, 02:32 AM
Novak:worship: Awesome:yeah:!

Flibbertigibbet
02-24-2006, 02:34 AM
Aren't people who make fun of breathing problems so utterly cool and funny?

Anyway, congratulations to Novak, too bad for Henman - I wanted the winner of this match to go to the finals, though it'll be a tough road for Djokovic now.

revolution
02-24-2006, 02:37 AM
Thought he'd do it- Novak you ARE the man. :yeah:

savesthedizzle
02-24-2006, 03:57 AM
Hopefully Novak can repeat his victory over Stepanek from Zagreb :)

georgekuo1017
02-24-2006, 04:03 AM
Well done Novak!

georgekuo1017
02-24-2006, 04:05 AM
Hopefully Novak can repeat his victory over Stepanek from Zagreb :)
i hope so

Action Jackson
02-24-2006, 04:24 AM
Great result Nole as for the quality of match, that don't hand out extra points for playing beautiful tennis.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-24-2006, 04:49 AM
Tim :sad:

BlakeorHenman
02-24-2006, 05:16 AM
I agree with an earlier poster. I've followed Tim his entire career and i know from watching practically every patch he's gone through that all he needs is a couple of really big wins and he'll be back. Confidence is HUGE to him. He had absolutely none during the 2002 Wimbeldon but still managed to make it to the Semis with an easy draw. This time last year, he never could have beaten T. Johannson in 2 sets. He just couldn't. He's getting back, and his loss today, imo, is just an unfortunate and temporary setback. I do predict he'll make the quarters at wimby this year.

Corey Feldman
02-24-2006, 05:41 PM
Henman is physically wrecked..
age and alot of years on the tour
he can rest for a month and come back fresh and healthy, but after 2 or 3 matches max in a week, his body is wrecked again..
No doubt at all for me that this is his last season, i think he'll call quits after wimbledon.. whatever round he loses.

Corey Feldman
02-24-2006, 05:45 PM
and he cant beat the young players like Djokobopper anyway now, they are one step better than him (although cant explain gasquet losing to him twice this year, says more about gasquet to me :o )..
6, 7, 8 years ago on that Rotterdam court he'd beat someone like Djoko 6-2 6-2.

Corey Feldman
02-24-2006, 05:47 PM
6,7,8 years ago version of Henman i meant...
obviously not him beating a 11 year old Djoko
lol

Bilbo
02-24-2006, 05:50 PM
beating henman is like beating my grandmother in a wheelchair

Marat Safinator
02-24-2006, 05:57 PM
i wish Tim would get back to the way he played in 01, but its a long shot.

Marat Safinator
02-24-2006, 06:00 PM
I agree with an earlier poster. I've followed Tim his entire career and i know from watching practically every patch he's gone through that all he needs is a couple of really big wins and he'll be back. Confidence is HUGE to him. He had absolutely none during the 2002 Wimbeldon but still managed to make it to the Semis with an easy draw. This time last year, he never could have beaten T. Johannson in 2 sets. He just couldn't. He's getting back, and his loss today, imo, is just an unfortunate and temporary setback. I do predict he'll make the quarters at wimby this year.

great post, hopefully your right. :)

alelysafina
02-24-2006, 06:00 PM
Good Job Nole!! :bounce: :bounce:

Horatio Caine
02-24-2006, 06:06 PM
I agree with an earlier poster. I've followed Tim his entire career and i know from watching practically every patch he's gone through that all he needs is a couple of really big wins and he'll be back. Confidence is HUGE to him. He had absolutely none during the 2002 Wimbeldon but still managed to make it to the Semis with an easy draw. This time last year, he never could have beaten T. Johannson in 2 sets. He just couldn't. He's getting back, and his loss today, imo, is just an unfortunate and temporary setback. I do predict he'll make the quarters at wimby this year.

I totally agree. I don't get the negative comments at all...let's analyse his year:

Doha - lost to Haas...current top 10 Race
Aus Open - lost to Tursunov...no shame there either
Zagreb - back finished his campaign in SF
Rotterdam - Lost to Djokovic...up and coming talent

How about who he has beaten this year - Gasquet x 2 and Tojo. They aren't bad wins at all.

Clear fact - if his back holds up, he is still capable of beating the top players and can be back into the top 20 by the end of the year. We're only 8 weeks in to a 46 week calendar! :lol:

Marat Safinator
02-24-2006, 06:11 PM
exactly Jez, standing ovation from me.

Geniey2g
02-25-2006, 05:55 PM
i wish Tim would get back to the way he played in 01, but its a long shot.
'01?! Give me an end of '03/'04 Tim and I'll be happy

BlakeorHenman
03-02-2006, 05:35 PM
yeah '04 Tim was at the top of his game. Which was only like a year ago (and some change). I actually don't think this will be his last season. I think next year will be.