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Henman or Federer?

03-20-2004, 11:46 PM
No way Federer is getting beat at Indian Wells! Even though Henman seems to have Federer's number it will be a different story tomorrow! It is great that this tournament is actually on tv. Live tennis is hard to find most of the time, especially when your provider doesn't carry the tennis channel. Anybody out there know of anywhere to find tennis coverage on the internet besides http://www.radiotennis.com and http://www.tennistalklive.com?

03-21-2004, 12:09 AM
Fed might be worn out, right? I'm sure Agassi made him work a bit, and Henman plays so quick Roger has to be quick as well from the baseline.
I hope Henman wins... but I do like roger as well, in fact he is like my #6 fave on the Atp tour.

03-21-2004, 12:24 AM
I say Henman's gonna win this one. I hope it's going to be a good match to watch.

03-21-2004, 12:43 AM
a 2 hour match shouldn't tire Roger out that much... Tim is much older and he had an even longer match yesterday and was fine today.

Tim's always been a player I've liked, so I'm rooting for him, but I don't *really* care who wins, so I just hope it's a good/close/tight match and that both players play well.

Tennis Fool
03-21-2004, 12:52 AM
Andre says Roger's weaker side is the backhand and that's the side he tried to attack. Do you agree? Will Tim take advantage of this?

And more specifically, what has Tim done in the past to win against Roger?

Guilles' grl
03-21-2004, 01:03 AM
I'm with bunk on this one :)

03-21-2004, 01:30 AM
I really hope Fed wins!!! I hope he's ready:)!


Corey Feldman
03-21-2004, 01:42 AM
Henmans gonna send federer back home crying and looking for a big hug from his cow to console himself

Corey Feldman
03-21-2004, 01:43 AM
and when i say cow, i dont mean his Gf

03-21-2004, 01:45 AM
Do you know guys if the final tomorrow will be 2 of 3 or 3 of 5 sets??

03-21-2004, 02:10 AM
Should be best of 3. Remember Hewitt crushing Guga pretty badly last year in straights?

03-21-2004, 02:13 AM
Go Federer! I think beating Henman would be a final step for Roger to have full confidence in himself. He's alright beaten one nemesis in Nalbandian. Henman will be next.

03-21-2004, 02:32 AM
Its best of five...tommorows final...i didnt know myself till i saw on the set betting on betting site....

federer is 4/1 to win 3-2 and henman 9/2 to win by same scorline but I'm not convinced we will see a 5 setter.

I will have to go with henman because of my feeling at beginning of week and thought he was destined for another fed showdown, I'm sure we will see some tie breaks tommorow.

03-21-2004, 02:36 AM
I shall not say. I dont want to jinx anything ;)

03-21-2004, 06:44 AM

03-21-2004, 06:56 AM
Probably Roger, the way he's playing this tournament, not even Tim can stop him.
And correction, we dont all have this tournament on tv ;)

03-21-2004, 01:21 PM
Roger will kill TIM!!!!!

03-21-2004, 02:01 PM
I think this time Rogi will be ready!!! He can do it now!


03-21-2004, 02:04 PM
No doubt, Roger Federer, he will have a straight victory over Tim, though Tim has a brillant record against Roger

03-21-2004, 02:19 PM
damn, i wanted best of 3. because i have to get up like 6 am 2moro :( 5 sets will be to long as it starts at 10pm here

Action Jackson
03-21-2004, 02:44 PM
Good that it's a 5 set match though this does raise some interesting scenarios.

Henman isn't great in 5 setters and Federer hasn't won one since 2001.
For Roger to win has to serve well, and get that backhand in order and not make so many errors. He knows Timmy will be coming in all the time, so maybe not go for outright winners all the time on the 1st passing shot, put them low to his feet. Then take his chance on the next one.

Hit some heavier balls in the rallies, serve/volley now and then, test out Henman's overhead and attack on the returns now and then, try not to give any rhythm. Roger wants to win this one, so he can prove he can beat Henman legit and not with help from a default.

Henman's second serve can break down under pressure, hopefully it's a good final and that Roger wins.

03-21-2004, 03:17 PM
If it were a 5-setter, wouldn't they have given the guys a day off in between the SF and F? They are at Miami and that's 5 sets. Plus, the TV coverage here is still only scheduled for 2 hours for the men's final. Oh well, guess we'll see when they start to play lol.

03-21-2004, 03:20 PM
is it definately 5 sets? i would prefer 5 sets if i didnt have to get up early, as im off college all week for experience and have been staying up all week to watch the late matches

Mrs. B
03-21-2004, 03:22 PM
HOPP, Roger! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

03-21-2004, 04:03 PM
In this case, I rather if Henman wins IW lol But I think Roggi Will gonna win!! :( how long this story will continuous damm???? he's pretty unbeatable latelly, hann?? :eek: I wanna Henman to surprise us a very much today. GO GO!! lol.

03-21-2004, 04:15 PM
federer can win many tournaments i'm sure...let this one be henman's title!!!!

03-21-2004, 04:16 PM
I hope Federer will finally be able to defeat Henman, but it'll be difficult :(

03-21-2004, 04:28 PM
i think Tim has a good chance...
maybe he possess the kinda game plan which can beat Fed

Tim in 3...

03-21-2004, 09:43 PM
this is a 3 setter.......not 5

J. Corwin
03-22-2004, 12:07 AM
If it were a 5-setter, wouldn't they have given the guys a day off in between the SF and F? They are at Miami and that's 5 sets. Plus, the TV coverage here is still only scheduled for 2 hours for the men's final. Oh well, guess we'll see when they start to play lol.

Miami is also best of 3 now.