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2004 Feb 17 - Henman cruises past Robredo

Tim Henman made light work of the Spaniard Tommy Robredo with a 7-5 6-2 scoreline to book his place in round two of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The first set was going with serve until the British No.1 applied just enough pressure on the Robredo serve at 6-5 to snatch the set. Tommy then lost the plot in the second set quickly losing his serve at 2-1 to give Tim a 3-1 break advantage which he was never able to recover from.

After the match Tim said:

"It felt good tonight. It has been a couple of weeks since I played a match and my serving was very consistent.

"This match gives me confidence. I feel happy about the improvements I made. I think this was a good quality match."

In round two Tim will be pleased to know he will face Tomas Cakl of the Czech Republic rather than the jinx of Swede Jonas Bjorkman. Should Tim overcome the Czech he is likely to meet Roger Federer, as the Swiss takes on the Romanian Andrei Pavel.


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