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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
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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