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Blackrock Masters Exhibition: Henman downs the Scud (7-6, 6-4)

Henman downs Scud

Tim Henman won his exhibition match with Mark Philippoussis in London on Tuesday and afterwards says he is looking forward to playing a full schedule in 2007.

Henman beat the big-serving Australian 7-6 6-4 at the Royal Albert Hall, a match which raised funds for Henman’s charity, Kids at Heart.

“I felt really good out there and, most importantly, no pain in the knee which had been a problem six weeks ago,” said Henman.

“The standard of tennis out there was high. I've been practising a lot and been working very hard.”

Henman also reiterated his intention to play a full schedule of events in 2007, starting at the Australian Open.

“I have played around 20 events this year. Add another couple, and if you are playing well and winning that's plenty of tennis.

“My health is the issue. As you get older, physically it gets harder and harder.

“But I feel the way I played in the last six or seven weeks of the season was a big positive for me.

“I had a lot of good individual matches with wins over players like Lleyton Hewitt and Marat Safin, and that is encouraging.

“Over the year, I've felt I didn't do a lot - but I still managed to finish 39. If I could pick three or four matches and turn the defeats into victories I could well have been around 25.

“The level of tennis I played in individual matches was inside top-20 level. But the consistency wasn't there, and that's something I need to work on.”

The British No.2 also said that when he does eventually hang up his racket, he would like to use his knowledge and experience to help British youngsters in the game.

“Working with some of the younger players takes travel out of the equation - which would be something positive for me - although I hope it's a little way off yet.”
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Blackrock Masters Exhibition: Henman downs the Scud (7-6, 6-4)

Shame this match wasn't on television
Even though it's only an exhibition, a good win for Tim
Hopefully both players can push back up the rankings, both players still have plenty of quality tennis left and seem to be getting over their injury problems (Maybe Henman moreso..... )
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only an exhibtion so nothing really worrying for Mark there. would of been nice to the Scud get at least a set in there.
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Re: Blackrock Masters Exhibition: Henman downs the Scud (7-6, 6-4)

Why do people take exho results seriously at all.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I'd like to think it's (extreme) boredom... but...
You could be onto something.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Blackrock Masters Exhibition: Henman downs the Scud (7-6, 6-4)

Tommy beat Roger in an exhibition at Kooyong this year. That didn't mean jack shit.

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Why do people take exho results seriously at all.
I don't think anyone is taking the result seriously, but I think this match in particular shows that both players are getting over their injury problems, which is far more important that the result of the match.
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