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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 2002, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Do people REALLY enjoy watching this guy play?

Or is it just some marketing scam?
I guess you just have to be British to get it I guess.



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Actually, I don't mind watching Henman play. He does have quite a nice game. Lots of variety, and I've always enjoyed serve & volley.

On the other hand, I can't stand his personality or the way that the English media hypes him. Also, although, I quite like watching him play it does get rather annoying when they will spend half an hour previewing a match of his rather than say showing a womens QF match on the BBC.
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I'd rather watch a test card.

I'm sure more ppl tune in to watch him lose and laugh at him than cheer him on...... He has the Manchester United syndrome, more ppl actually watch to see them lose than see them win so they can laugh at them. (I'm one of them)

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I am English I hate watching him play - he just seems so false, arrogant and boring. He is a fantastic tennis player, but is sometimes way overrated. A lot of British people dislike him.
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No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im English and i dont like the way hes always on tv but theres never n e womens matches unless u av sky which i do at home but not at uni. His style just bores me to death i just sit there and sheer for his opponents it annoys people this say im not patriotic. well i guess theyd be rite. I aint gonna support sum middle class nob just cos i come from the same country!
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I have nothing against Timmy except during wimbledon when I want to see different players and all they show is Timmy, Timmy and Timmy and if he doesn`t play for a change then they show some preview of his next match, I know when you have british eurosport it`s even worse because then you have him all year, lucky I don`t have that problem!

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TBE, too right. I will occasionally tune in just to watch him lose - the Bjorkman situation in Melbourne was classic because it was so inevitable yet the (British) commentators couldn't see it!

Harsh I know. His volleys of course are excellent truly crisp and few can match that, but everything about his demeanour and the rest of his game just doesn't do it for me at all.

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I can't stand Henman - he was a total jerk to me at the Australian Open one year - he is boring, BEYOND overrated and the British are dreaming if they ever think he will become Wimbledon Champion - as we say here in Oz

He's got BUCKLES!

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Can someone send this to the BBC and Eurosport

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BORING!!

A test card? At least a test card has some
something on it. Henman? Dull, twee and
as exciting as an ice cube melting. Wait..ice
cubes are useful. Henman? Useless!!!!~
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No I don't like watching him play, especially at Wimbledon because it is usually only his matches they show on tv

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I only like watching Tim at Wimbledon and Davies CUp so there is a British win but i don't like watching him for a long amount of time!

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the one thing that makes u more than anything else is that he takes 3-4 hours to win, even when he is winning 6-2 6-1.

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and he never wins in 2 or 3 sets(during w) so he takes the whole day!

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LOL. That's true, irma.

I guess he has to milk his 15 minutes.

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