I know the idea may be laughable to some but seeing as how Tim's been on fire all week and Zombie Roger has had his pretty head down in the bowl all week, then it's quite possible Tim could pull off a win.
Then again, Roger tends to lift his game when he needs to. He's been on cruise-control so far with these lower-ranked players whom he knows he can get away with playing sloppy. He's been going through the motions. He won't be asleep when Tim shows up, that's for sure.
Either way, I'm really looking forward to this match.
Henman confident of Federer shock
British number one Tim Henman insists he can upset all-conquering world number one Roger Federer when they meet in Thursday's Nasdaq-100 quarter-final.
Henman has a favourable 6-3 record against the Swiss ace, but Federer has won the last two matches.
"There are plenty of guys with far better groundstrokes than me and he dominates them," Henman said.
"When I take his time away I think it gives him far less opportunity to show the repertoire of shots he has got."
"You don't want to be rushing everything so suddenly that you make a whole host of unforced errors, but I want to be aggressive."
Federer, who had to go to three sets in the two previous rounds, is aware than Henman can provide problems for him.
"Tim and I are good buddies, we get along well," the 23-year-old said.
"He gives you a tough match because he keeps coming at you. I've lost to him several times and I expect a tough match."
Henman admitted that a totally gung-ho attitude would not be advisable against a player of Federer's calibre.
"There's that fine line," he said. "You don't want to be rushing everything so suddenly that you make a whole host of unforced errors, but I want to be aggressive and really have that feeling of going for it."
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Henman not worried about Federer
Tim Henman hopes he can improve on an already impressive record against Roger Federer when the pair meet in the last eight of the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami tomorrow.
Although world No1 Federer has won their last two encounters, Henman still holds a 6-3 advantage in career meetings.
British No1 Henman, seeded six at this ATP Masters Series event, moved into the last eight with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Czech Radek Stepanek.
Top seed Federer, 23, survived a tough encounter with Croatia's Mario Ancic, dropping a set for the second successive match before prevailing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 against the 18th seed.
Looking ahead to Thursday's clash, 30-yearold Henman joked: "I'm one of the few guys who has a good record against Roger, although I think I beat him a couple of times when he was just 13 or 14. More recently he's taken the game to a new level and his record over the last 16 months has been phenomenal.
"But there will be no pressure or expectation on me so I can just focus on the things I'm doing well and see what happens.
"He's had a couple of tough matches - dropping a set against both Mariano Zabaleta and Ancic - and hopefully I can create a few opportunities.
"I've already beaten him six times so let's hope I can make it seven."
The pair flew to Miami together on a private jet and Federer admitted they are good friends off the court.
"We're good buddies. We get along well," said last year's Wimbledon champion. "But he gives you a tough match because he keeps coming at you.
"I think outdoors he's not as good as indoors, but I still won't underestimate him. I've lost to him several times and I expect a tough match tomorrow."
Elsewhere in the men's draw, six-times champion Andre Agassi went through to the last eight after beating French Open champion Gaston Gaudio 7-6, 6-2.
Agassi, said: "A match like that can just turn into a first-class battle or, if you take your chances, you can maybe break it open. Today, that's what happened."
Agassi will play Taylor Dent, who beat Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, in the quarter-finals.
In the women's event, Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova beat former world No1 Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 to end the Belgian's run in her first tournament since last year's US Open.
Sharapova will play Venus Williams in the semi-final after she beat her sister Serena 6-1, 7-6 in the night session in Miami.