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2005 Jan 14 - Henman defeated by Federer
Tim Henman crashed in straight sets 6-4 6-2 to Roger Federer in semi-final of the Kooyong Classic
exhibition, ending his hopes of reaching the final.
With one match still to play in the round-robin tournament - against Spaniard Gaston Gaudio - Tim will still
be able to ensure he obtains sufficient match practive before the start of the Australian Open.
After the match today Tim said:
"It was another important stepping stone in being ready and raring to go come Monday or Tuesday.
"It is important to get out there in a match environment in these types of conditions.
"You would like to win these matches but I am really happy with the way things have progressed since I have
Andre Agassi has enlisted the help of Tim Henman to play a practice match in order to determine whether
his fitness will allow him to play in the Australian Open. Andre had to withdraw from the Kooyong Classic due to
a hip injury.
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