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2004 Nov 11 - Henman's Masters Cup draw

Tim Henman has been grouped with American Andy Roddick, Russian Marat Safin and Argentine Guillermo Coria in the end-of-season Masters Cup in Houston (USA) which starts on the 15th November.

If the British No.1 is to progress in the tournament he will need to either win or be runner up in the four man round-robin group in order to reach the semi-finals.

The other four man group consists of Swiss Roger Federer, Australian Lleyton Hewitt, Spaniard Carlos Moya and Argentine Gaston Gaudio.

Tim told his personal website:

"With the best eight players in the world taking part there's no such thing as a good draw.

"The round-robin format allows for a little margin for error but everybody will want to get off to a good start, so the first match will be important as it will set the tone for the remainder of the week.

"Andy and I only played once this year in Indian Wells and I was fortunate to come out on top after an extremely tight match.

"I haven't played Marat for a couple of years but he's obviously the man to beat at the moment, and my only match against Guillermo this year was at the French Open, which was pretty close.

"I think the event itself is wide open so everybody will fancy their chances - me included."


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