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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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