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2004 Sep 12 - Henman on US Open & Davis Cup

Tim Henman can take many positives from his performance at the US Open. There is no disrespect, only disappointment, in losing to the best player in the world in the semi-final in any tournament. Besides, anyone playing Roger Federer needs to be operating at 100% capacity to stand the remotest chance of staying with the man who has taken tennis to a new level.

Tim said of his US Open experience:

"I'm going to take a lot of confidence with me when I leave here.

"We've got Davis Cup pretty much straightaway and I need to get my body 100%. It's a big priority of mine."

"I still have a few goals I want to try and achieve between now and the end of the year.

"I think with my performance here I'm in a pretty good position."

"Although I am disappointed, looking back on the tournament as a whole I think it has been a great success.

"Especially considering the fact that I couldn't walk on the Sunday before I was due to play my first match."

And speaking Roger Federer, Tim added:

"He's playing phenomenal tennis right now He was different class. I think he's got every chance to go down as one of the best ever."

Tim will be in action on the 24 September as Great Britain take on Austria in the Davis Cup "World Group Play-off" on 24 September.

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