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Will Henman achieve his goal?

superhoops
10-15-2006, 03:52 PM
Tim Henman said over a month ago when he was ranked in the 60s that he expected to be seeded for the Aus Open. Now he has moved up a lot, what do people think of his chances of doing that. He faces Verdasco in Madrid who he should beat and then Ferrer in round 2. He has a good chance of making the latter of stages in Madrid IMO which will push him closer but i think he will just miss out on a Aus Seeding.

What do you think?

RickDaStick
10-15-2006, 03:54 PM
Tim Henman blows

Jaap
10-15-2006, 03:56 PM
Tim Henman blows

Won more masters than the choker Ljububitch.

superhoops
10-15-2006, 03:56 PM
How many Semis of Grand Slams has Ljubcic made?

That tennis kid
10-15-2006, 03:59 PM
He probably could have done so already had he not drawn Federer in the second round of both Wimbledon and the US Open (and running into Murray all the time didn't help.)

He doesn't have much to defend until after the Australian Open so could manage it. His Madrid draw isn't as easy as you make out - Verdasco is a very good player (as is Ferrer)

Henman could do it, but needs to play very well from now until then.

RickDaStick
10-15-2006, 03:59 PM
Ivan Ljubicic has given Tigger Time an old fashioned spanking last four times they have played.

That tennis kid
10-15-2006, 04:01 PM
How many Semis of Grand Slams has Ljubcic made?

One - RG this year. Henman has made six.

Johnny Groove
10-15-2006, 04:01 PM
One - RG this year

so still zero :)

RickDaStick
10-15-2006, 04:02 PM
Who's won more Davis Cups?

Johnny Groove
10-15-2006, 04:05 PM
because DC is ALL that matters. :rolleyes:

Yappa
10-15-2006, 04:05 PM
Tim Henman blows

Why the trolling? If you have nothing better to say, I suggest not posting in this thread.

RickDaStick
10-15-2006, 04:05 PM
because DC is ALL that matters. :rolleyes:


So Grand Slam semis is ALL that matters?

El Legenda
10-15-2006, 04:07 PM
So Grand Slam semis is ALL that matters?
:haha: you're on fire :)

Johnny Groove
10-15-2006, 04:08 PM
So Grand Slam semis is ALL that matters?

when one player has 6 slam semis and another has one fluke DC win, its not tough to see who has had a better career

superhoops
10-15-2006, 04:08 PM
Verdasco is a very good player

Verdasco has won 9 hard court matches this year in the 10 tournies he has entered whereas Tim has won 17 matches on hard courts this year in the 12 hard court events he has entered.

superhoops
10-15-2006, 04:10 PM
Right an easy way to end this dispute. Who has the most career prize money:

Tim: $11,442,567
Ljubicic: $5,345,405

Case closed!

Johnny Groove
10-15-2006, 04:11 PM
we should also take into consideration best teeth and best hair

That tennis kid
10-15-2006, 04:15 PM
Verdasco has won 9 hard court matches this year in the 10 tournies he has entered whereas Tim has won 17 matches on hard courts this year in the 12 hard court events he has entered.

Verdasco leads the head-to-head, is playing in front of his own fans and on his day can be very dangerous. I would like to think Henman could win it but it's going to be difficult.

superhoops
10-15-2006, 04:21 PM
Tim must still be favourite. Verdasco has never done well against people who rush the net often.

That tennis kid
10-15-2006, 04:27 PM
Tim must still be favourite. Verdasco has never done well against people who rush the net often.

It will be tough for Henman but Verdasco hasn't fared too well against highly-ranked players (aside from Nalbandian at Wimbledon and Gonzalez on clay earlier in the year) and Henman has been in good form.
Always tough playing against someone in front of their home crowd (which Henman will have to do in his first two matches) but has a good shot at it. Draw could be better, could be worse.

superhoops
10-15-2006, 04:36 PM
Personally if he is looking to realistically get to the quarter finals he couldn't have asked for a better draw.

DrJules
10-15-2006, 04:40 PM
His Madrid draw isn't as easy as you make out - Verdasco is a very good player (as is Ferrer)


As an unseeded player Henman could have certainly received a much worse draw. There are about 20-30 players in the draw who he would have had less chance against.

superhoops
10-15-2006, 04:46 PM
The only problem i see is that the slowness of the courts might harm his game as he is more an attacking player but it is still indoor hard so he must have a better chance on this stuff than on clay.

superhoops
10-17-2006, 09:44 PM
Henman into Round 3 and Benneteau has just gone a break up in the 3rd against Nalbandian so there could be a great chance for Tim to reach the quarters where i said i think he will get this week if he plays Benneteau. At the moment he will move up to 37th after seeing the projected rankings on another forum. One more win and he could be up to 33rd depending on other results.

Looking good so far for Tim's AO seeding hopes.

That tennis kid
10-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Well called guys. I didn't think Tim had it in him, but he is now favourite to make the quarters.

Edit: Was favourite when Benneteau led 5/2 in the third against Nalbandian. Now? Not so much.