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2004 Jul 12 - Olympics: Henman faces Novak

Tim Henman has been drawn against the ever dangerous Czech Jiri Novak in the first round of the singles tennis event at the Olympic Games, starting Sunday 15 August.

Tim said on his personal website:

"Jiri and I have played a few times, but not recently.

"I beat him the first time we met at Wimbledon in 1998 in five sets and I also beat him the year after at the French Open, but he got the better of me the last time we played in the Davis Cup in Ostrava four years ago.

"Given the fact that he's done so well over the past couple of years, it's a bit strange we haven't met since then.

"I've got a pretty good idea as to how he's going to approach the match in terms of tactics and I'm sure he knows what I'm going to do too, so it will come down to who executes the best on the day."

The British No.1 has previously won a Olympic medal - at the 1996 Atlanta Games where he picked up a silver medal in the men's doubles.

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