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2005 Jan 22 - Henman out of Australian Open
Tim Henman crashed out of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-2 6-2 straight sets defeat to Nikolay Davydenko.
The British No.1 was simply outclassed by an inspired Russian who put in one of the best performances of
After the match Tim said:
"I was 100% out there.
"I heard Elena Baltacha say the other day she got her arse kicked, and I belong in the same bracket.
"I think a lot has to do with my opponent. There were times when I was coming in on some really good balls and
he came up with the answers.
"I definitely did not play my best but I was not allowed to.
"His level never dropped. The better player won by a margin but I have played many matches where I have played
worse and won.
"His level was much, much better than mine, the scoreline does not lie.
"I'm totally gutted. My expectations were obviously for a lot more. You have to keep trying to learn from it,
but it does not get any easier."
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