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IW: Will Tommy have enough comeback power to handle his whipping boy, Enqvist?

Tennis Fool
03-10-2004, 01:55 AM
Tommy dominates Thomas in their H2H, so how he performs against Enqvist in the 1st round will tell a lot about his fitness and how his comeback is proceeding (he's 0-2 to date). Any other thoughts?

H2H
Tommy v. Enqvist
Tommy leads 8:2
2002 US Open, R32 Haas 6 4 3 6 3 6 6 4 6 4
2001 Vienna, Hard S Haas 6 7 6 2 7 6
2001 Moscow, Carpet R16 Haas 7 5 6 2
2000 World Team Cup, Clay, RR Haas 5 7 6 2 6 2
2000 Munich, Clay S Haas 7 6 1 6 6 4
1999 Grand Slam Cup, Hard S Haas 6 3 6 4 6 7 6 4
1999 US Open, Hard R128 Haas 6 2 6 4 7 6
1999 World Team Cup, Clay RR Enqvist 4 6 4 6
1997 Lyon, Carpet Q Haas 6 3 6 3
1997 Montreal/Toronto, Hard R32 Enqvist 7 6 4 6 4 6

TheBoiledEgg
03-10-2004, 03:25 AM
nice draw for Tommy considering H2H
but he's gonna need alot to win this one.

Tompa might pull this one off
two of my favs in R1 :mad:

just hope the winner goes along way :)

Billabong
03-10-2004, 03:26 AM
I hope he wins! GO TOMMY:)!

Kristen
03-10-2004, 05:12 AM
LOL! Too close to call, but Thomas is really in form right now, I've never seen him play so amazing. My fingers are crossed for him in this one :) I'm sick of seeing Thomas play like crap! Kom igen Tompa!

Snoopy_Girl
03-10-2004, 12:32 PM
Go Go Tommy! :worship: His confidence could use a boost, so I hope he pulls it off...

On the other hand I don't mind seeing Thomas win either. He does seem to do pretty well lately.

But for now, Tommy it is, just cuz he needs it so bad! ;)

star
03-10-2004, 12:59 PM
I understand all of Tommy's fans wanting a win for him as he comes back from injury, but my sweet Tompa is also trying to rebuild his ranking after an injury too.

I'll be pulling for Tompa in that one. :)

Frooty_Bazooty
03-10-2004, 01:19 PM
Im going for Thomas too, Tommy has won the last 7 so its thomas' turn. hopefully this time it wont be seventh heaven again for tommy ;) (im sorry, that was terrible)

Ma. Estefania
03-10-2004, 03:14 PM
Too bad they are facing each other in the 1st round :( ; but anyway I have confidence in that Thomas will win...

Shadow
03-10-2004, 03:16 PM
i hope Thomas (enqvist) will win:) and i believe he will!

come on Tompa!

Sjengster
03-10-2004, 04:02 PM
Yes, I suspect Enqvist will take it considering he's had more match practice and is having a pretty good year so far; despite the lopsided head to head he should have won the last two meetings considering he led two sets to one at the US Open and I believe had matchpoint when they played in Vienna.

Leo
03-11-2004, 12:48 AM
No.

Enqvist has been playing fairly well so far this season while Haas is just returning from a 15-month layoff. He's won two dubs matches, but is yet to win in singles so far this year.

Nevertheless, it's so nice to see Tommy back. :)

Question: Why is Haas so reluctant to use his protected ranking? He keeps getting wild cards for some reason. Is he just waiting to use the protected ranking when he starts winning matches again or is it something else?

trixy
03-11-2004, 08:25 AM
Thomas will most probably win, he has had somewhat of a form resurrgance of late so I dont expect a Tommy coming back from injury to beat Thomas.

Tennis Fool
03-12-2004, 10:13 PM
Well, the H2H is now 9:2.

Does Thomas have a mental block with him?

Sjengster
03-12-2004, 10:19 PM
Just goes to prove the old adage, the one that most frequently springs to mind when I think of Henman against Hewitt, Ferreira against Agassi, Bjorkman against Kafelnikov: once a pigeon, always a pigeon...

joeb_uk
03-12-2004, 10:21 PM
sjeng, can you ever see henman beating hewitt?

Sjengster
03-12-2004, 10:31 PM
If he undergoes surgery to graft El Aynaoui's serve and Moya's forehand onto his existing game, then he might just have a shot. Otherwise, if they carry on meeting each other a couple of times a year, this has the ring of a 12-0 head-to-head about it, reminiscent of Lendl's domination of people like Brad Gilbert. If Hewitt could play against Henman in every single tour match, he would.

Lee
03-12-2004, 10:35 PM
Question: Why is Haas so reluctant to use his protected ranking? He keeps getting wild cards for some reason. Is he just waiting to use the protected ranking when he starts winning matches again or is it something else?

Once he start using his protective ranking, a time limit will be imposed and the number of times he can use it. Since the protective ranking can only get him into tournaments only, why not use WC (which has the same result) as long as he can. So far, he has no problem in getting WC for tournaments he wanted to enter.

Leo
03-13-2004, 03:47 AM
Once he start using his protective ranking, a time limit will be imposed and the number of times he can use it. Since the protective ranking can only get him into tournaments only, why not use WC (which has the same result) as long as he can. So far, he has no problem in getting WC for tournaments he wanted to enter.

Thanks for the explanation.

But wouldn't a protected ranking not only get him into the tournament but also get him seeded higher than his actual current ranking? That was the case this year with Venus and two years ago with Lindsay.

joeb_uk
03-13-2004, 10:52 AM
yeah thats what i thought sjeng. concerning federer and henman, do you think its only a matter of time?

Experimentee
03-13-2004, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the explanation.

But wouldn't a protected ranking not only get him into the tournament but also get him seeded higher than his actual current ranking? That was the case this year with Venus and two years ago with Lindsay.

As far as I know, protected rankings dont give you a protected seeding, they are only for entry into tournaments. Protected seedings are only given according to the tournament's discretion.

Experimentee
03-13-2004, 12:29 PM
Thomas must have a pretty bad mental block if he can lose to Haas in his current form :haha: