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2004 Mar 20 - Henman victory over Roddick
Tim Henman pulled off an impressive victory against Andy Roddick in the quarter-final
of the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells (USA) coming from a set down to win 6-7(6) 7-6(1) 6-3.
It was Andy who shaded the first set in a tight tie-break, and the same was to follow in the second set
although the British No.1 turned the tables ran away with the tie-breaker 7-1. Both players were routinely
holding their serves but it was Roddick who was the first to crack as Tim broke in the eight service
game for a 5-3 lead and then kept his composure to serve out the set 6-4.
After the match a jubilant Tim Henman said:
"I think it was pretty good-quality tennis.
"It was disappointing to lose a tight first tiebreak but I hung in there and
managed to squeeze out a pretty tight second set and played a really good third.
"My game is in good shape. I know what I have to do now. In the past
I haven't been as aggressive as I could be but better late than never."
In the semi-final Tim will be up against the little known 22 year old Georgian Irakli Labadze
who has already disposed of Carlos Moya, Hicham Arazi, Agustin Calleri and James Blake.
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