Gaston Gaudio beats Tim Henman 6:1 6:3

04-17-2006, 04:04 PM
It was about time!!!He had to wait 4 years but he's done it!!!

04-17-2006, 04:04 PM
What a beatdown!!! :eek:

04-17-2006, 04:11 PM
mmh , if i get these numbers right...Henman could only hold serve 2 times and was broken 6 times:)
difference between a roland garros winner and an occasional semi-finalist:)

04-17-2006, 04:15 PM
that was a little scary for Gaston ..he was up 5-2 40-0 on his serve in the second and timmy almost brought it back to 5-4

04-17-2006, 04:22 PM
"Henman did this in the stone age vs Gaudio"...

Blah blah blah....

LMAO, blinded by BBC baby!

04-17-2006, 04:33 PM
It just goes to show that changes in form can also change the match-up between players. Since their claycourt meetings in 2001 Gaudio has gone up, and Henman was right there with him in 2004, but then went down while the Argentine has remained in the Top 10. And despite the 3-0 record going into this encounter, when you're ranked low and clay is still your weakest surface then one of the last people you want to face in your first clay match in nearly a year is Gaudio. His depth basically kept Henman pinned behind the baseline all day and forced him to go for low percentage shots, although the latter had one of his appalling serving days as well.

That match also demonstrated to me how similar Gaudio and Henman are mentally, despite their completely contrasting styles. Both can play brilliant lights-out tennis for a few games, then after one missed shot play like total crap for ages afterward; both find it almost impossible to remain in the zone for any extended period of time; both get distracted by ridiculously petty things, like a curtain at the back of the stadium being open (Henman) and the lights on the scoreboard being too bright (Gaudio); both can never make it easy for themselves on their own service games, turning every one into an ordeal with missed first serves and lax play after working hard to obtain a lead. Only Gaudio could lose a 40-0 lead serving for the match, and then have the match gifted to him in the next game through Henman playing yet another appalling service game.

04-17-2006, 04:40 PM
Henman didn't play that badly. Just struggled to win the points, despite often playing well during them.

04-17-2006, 04:43 PM
Nice Comment, Sjengster (member.php?u=1258) !!

04-17-2006, 04:45 PM
Gaston :D

04-17-2006, 05:55 PM
:D Happy to see Gaston with a strong win. (too bad it had to be Tim) I hope this is a start to a sting of wins for him in MC!!!

04-17-2006, 05:59 PM

Tim is getting too old for this clay game.

04-17-2006, 06:02 PM
Tim :bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

Gaston :yeah::yeah::yeah:

04-17-2006, 06:24 PM
Gaston. :yeah:

04-17-2006, 06:39 PM
Oh maaannnnn ... tsk ... oh that REALLY bums me out ... there goes his ranking too.

Then again, loosing to Gaudio, that's not too bad ... on clay, too bad to loose in the 1st round though. :sad:

Tim is getting too old for this clay game. BULLS*&??^, no way, Tim will bounce right back, come on, it was .. GAUDIO .. that's not a nobody on clay u know.

COME ON TIM, at the FRENCH then ... :cool:

04-17-2006, 06:43 PM
Here;s the official report, from TIM's website:

Seventh seed Gaston Gaudio proved too good for Tim Henman in the first round of the Masters Series Monte-Carlo on Monday.

The Argentine world number eight dropped just four games against Henman, winning 6-1 6-3.

All in all, it was a bad first clay court outing of the year for Henman, who only managed to hold serve twice.

It was the first time Gaudio, a former French Open champion, had beaten Henman having lost their three previous meetings.

Later on, Argentina made it 2-0 over Britain for the day when Juan Ignacio Chela sent Greg Rusedski packing.

The left-hander managed to take the second set on a tie-break, but fell 6-1 in the decider.

04-17-2006, 07:12 PM
oh Tim :crying2:
but yes, as others have stated, it isn't that bad considering his opponent was Gaudio :ras:

04-17-2006, 07:22 PM
Tim :bigcry: Such a shame!!! Well done Gaston though :)

Washa Koroleva
04-17-2006, 08:19 PM
Best news so far :D :D :worship:

04-17-2006, 08:22 PM
Well done Gastón :bigclap:

Tim :bigcry: :hug:

04-17-2006, 11:39 PM
i almost think Henman should have skipped the clay season and just focused on playing well in what could well be his last chance to have a decent showing at Wimbledon.

Obviously that is probably not something players do anymore but it's hard to see him getting too many wins.

Corey Feldman
04-17-2006, 11:54 PM
Good effort Timothy Henry :yeah:

04-17-2006, 11:58 PM
Gaston,well done.

04-18-2006, 12:51 AM
Gastón played well today! I hope this is a new start, he seemed most determined! I´m sorry he has to face Chucho on Wednesday (I know he is!) but I really hope Gastón will win again! :D

04-18-2006, 12:54 AM
Oh man Henman got owned.

04-18-2006, 01:35 AM
Sjengster summed up the situation perfectly.After being absent from the clay in almost a year,what a prospect to face Gaston in the first round in spite of his winning record against him.The score belied the fact that there was some excellent tennis in this match and in it's initial stages it was well contested. I had wondered what Gaston's form on the red stuff would be like as he didn't have the wonderful run in the South American tournaments than he did last year.I also thought after having watched him lose to Safin in the quarters at Valencia last week that he looked beatable.What a difference three days can make and Gaston was as sharp as a razor today.Well done! Tim should take heart from the fact that few players would have beaten Gaston on today's form.Unfortunately tiger Tim is going to have to play qualifying to get into the latter Masters Series clay court events.

04-18-2006, 02:22 AM

04-18-2006, 03:17 AM
I expected this result, Gaston is just too good for Tim nowadays.

On a sidenote:

Kimi Raikkonen- World Champ 2006!!!

I'm sorry its not going to happen.

04-18-2006, 03:19 AM
Well done Gatone!!!!!!!!!

bad gambler
04-18-2006, 04:24 AM
good now GTrain plays Chucho

Action Jackson
04-18-2006, 06:27 AM
Shit performance by Gaudio, a worse one from Henman.