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2004 Apr 24 - Henman defeated by Schuettler

Tim Henman received a lesson in power play by the German Rainer Schuettler in the Tennis Masters Monte-Carlo quarter-final as he was defeated in straight sets 6-3 6-1.

In the first set Rainer snatched an early break of serve for a 3-1 lead which he did not relinquish and ran away with the set 6-3 with the British No.1 unable to make any impact on the Schuettler serve.

Tim just couldn't get his serve going in the second set and was broken three times before crashing 6-1.

The big-hitting German did not drop his serve once during the match which is quite an achievement given Tim's excellent returns and net-play. Unfortunately for Tim he was playing a man who has hit a vein of form recently having already dispatched former world number ones Gustavo Kuerten and Lleyton Hewitt while in Monte-Carlo.

Rainer will now face the Spaniard Carlos Moya in the semi-final - Carlos defeated the Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6-4 7-6(4).


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