Henman through to quarter-finals

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Tim Henman ensured that there would be two Britons in the men's quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time since 1961 when he took 36 minutes to to wrap up victory over Richard Krajicek yesterday in a match held over from Tuesday evening. The Number 14 seed took the fourth set to win 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.

Although the atmosphere did not quite match People's Sunday, every point was met with hysteria by a capacity Centre Court crowd as Henman (left) became the first player to beat a defending champion since Roger Taylor beat Rod Laver in 1970. Today, both Henman and Greg Rusedski play on No 1 Court, Rusedski first up against Cedric Pioline, and Henman on second against Michael Stich. In the women's quarter-finals, Russia's Anna Kournikova beat Iva Majoli of Croatia in straight sets to secure a semi-final against fellow 16-year-old Martina Hingis from Switzerland.

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