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John Lloyd
"Twenty-four hours will help Philippoussis, but Henman is the favourite"
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Sunday, 2 July, 2000, 06:06 GMT 07:06 UK
Lloyd: Henman's in with the big boys
Henman fans
Can Tim Henman fulfil the nation's expectations?
BBC Television commentator John Lloyd is looking forward to seeing how Tim Henman fares against Mark Philippoussis as the players get ready for the fourth round.

After Mark Philippoussis' long match, he will still be recovering. So I'd say Tim Henman is the favourite to win the match.

It's going to be a great match and it will still be tough for Tim. But you expect that going into the second week.


Tim Henman
Under pressure
Although looking at the other half of the draw he could have been in the section where he could have had a great 16s, with only Pete Sampras and Thomas Enqvist left as seeds in the top half.

But now he's in with the big boys. To win this tournament he's going to have to beat Philippoussis, Andre Agassi, Pat Rafter and Sampras. It doesn't get much tougher than that. So now we'll see what he's made of.

Fourth round

Looking ahead to the fourth round matches, I have to say I don't like too many of the top half matches to be honest.

Sampras is a clear winner over Jonas Bjorkman. Whilst people aren't going to come in off the rafters to watch Enqvist play Jan-Michael Gambill, it could be quite an interesting match once it gets going.


Pat Rafter
Rafter has overcome injuries
Gianluca Pozzi and Byron Black will be fun, if only because you've got the oldest player in the draw against possibly the smallest player in the draw. It's incredible that both of them have got this far and for one of them to get to the quarter finals is ridiculous when you consider they're on grass.

I'd be very surprised if Wayne Ferreira isn't thinking he's got the best opportunity of his life to get to the semi-finals against the qualifier Vladimir Voltchkov and possibly play a Sampras who isn't 100% fit.

From there you've got Thomas Johannson against Rafter and Rafter should get through that. He's starting to play very well which I'm thrilled about because he's been very unlucky with his injuries and I think he's a great player and a great guy.


Venus Williams
Could Williams sneak through?
I don't know much about Alexander Popp, but I was very impressed with Marc Rosset when he beat Arvind Parmar.

David Prinosil can play on grass, but Agassi should get through that one without any problems.

But the match of the 16s is Henman-Philippoussis without question. I'm going for Henman, especially after that epic Philippoussis victory on Saturday.

Capriati on a roll

Lindsay Davenport against Jennifer Capriati should be a fun match. It wouldn't surprise me if Capriati won that, as she's on a roll at the moment.


Jennifer Capriati
Capriati: on a roll
There are some pretty good line-ups in the women's draw, like Monica Seles against Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Then there's a gap that opened up by Magui Serna's defeat of Mary Pierce and she should go on to beat Lilia Osterloh.

Then there's an unbelievable draw with Jelena Dokic still there against Kristina Brandi. She's doing fantastically well to concentrate with everything to do with her father at such a young age. I think she'll get through to the semi-finals.

I see Martina Hingis beating Anke Huber and Venus Williams beating Sabine Applemans. The Williams girls have been sneaking through without too much expectation on them.

Lisa Raymond should get through against Olga Barabanschikova and Serena Williams should get through against Tamarine Tanasugarn. Maybe we'll have an all-Williams semi-final.

But my money is still on Hingis to win the tournament.

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