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Wimbledon 2005



Who are your picks?

Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt to take out the women and men's ***les.
Federer and Henin-Hardenne, can't see past them at the moment. Safin is a good outside bet.
Originally posted by Teh Mite+Jun 20 2005, 06:13 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Jun 20 2005, 06:13 PM)</div>
@Jun 21 2005, 05:11 AM
Will get knocked out in the quater final. Again. Like he always does. [/b]
Or mabye the semi being fair. If he's very lucky.
Federer to beat Gasquet in the mens final (Ancic and Roddick other Semi - Finalists)

Henin-Hardenne to beat Kuznetsova in womens final (Ivanovic and Klijisters to be other semi finalists)
Originally posted by Teh Mite+Jun 21 2005, 05:13 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Jun 21 2005, 05:13 AM)</div>
Originally posted by loratadine@Jun 21 2005, 05:11 AM
Will get knocked out in the quater final. Again. Like he always does. [/b]
Haha he will get knocked out before then mate. I thought he was going to go down in the first round last night but Wayne Arthurs will make short work of him in the second.


Henin-Hardenne to beat Kuznetsova in womens final.
Amen to that brother.
Originally posted by skysports.com



Tim Henman's dream of winning the Wimbledon ***le is surely over after a second round defeat to Dmitry Tursunov at the All England Club.

The British number one fought bravely to make it to at least the third round for the 10th successive year, but missed chance after chance to break his opponent's serve.

Tursunov was more clinical when opportunities came his way and he made Henman pay for his profligacy with a powerful final service game.

Henman saved two consecutive match points on the Tursunov serve to lift the Centre Court crowd and give them renewed hope after he had been broken in the ninth game of the deciding set.

But Tursunov broke back immediately to take control of the match once again and this time he made no mistake as he closed out for a 3-6 6-2 3-6 6-3 8-6 victory.

The Russian had made such a nervous start that it looked like Henman would enjoy a straightforward passage into the third round.

The 30-year-old from Oxford secured a break in the opening game and consolidated by holding to love.

Tursunov saved two break points in his second service game and three in the next to stay with Henman, but he was broken again in the ninth game and Henman had a one-set advantage.

However, there were signs that Tursunov's power and attacking style would give him chances and, as Henman continued to miss break points, the 22-year-old Russian dragged himself back into it.

Henman passed up two break points in the second game and was punished when Tursunov broke in the third and seventh games to level the match.

Henman took two of three consecutive breaks in the middle of the third set to re-establish his lead, but with Tursunov serving better and finding the corners well with his booming forehand, it was always a fragile advantage.

So it proved as Tursunov broke again in the fourth game of the fourth set, although he needed to save three further break points to take the set, leaving Henman to reflect on converting just four of 21 chances to break.

Then came the thrilling final set, when Tursunov looked confident and composed until he served for the match at 40-15.

He allowed Henman to win the next four points, but regained his focus to break back immediately and take the match and claim a meeting with Alexander Popp or Wayne Arthurs in round three.

LMAO - at least the Ashes will get a bit of attention now.
Henman was an embarrassment. Yet again he failed to live up to the (undeserved) hype and (undeserved) seeding. Murray looked the real deal in his match, playing fantastically, and pulling off some wonderful shots.

And of course it's not a suprise to see the "British" number 2, Greg Rusedski, going home early. As usual. The sooner he retires the better.
i would be shocked to see murray get any further than the quarters, he looks good - but a few basic errors will get punished by the big boys, although if he ups his game he defo has the tools to cause an upset and win against all the odds.

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