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Tim Henman, the British No 1 who suffered a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat to the Spaniard Carlos Moya in the first round of the Paris Open on Monday night, will warm up for the Australian Open by playing in the Sydney International tournament from 13 to 26 January. He has confirmed his entry along with the defending champion, Todd Martin, Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, the Chilean Marcelo Rios and France's Arnaud Boetsch, Guy Forget and Cedric Pioline.

Jimmy Connors defeated Johan Kriek 6-3, 6-3 to win the singles title of the Gallery Furniture Champions tournament. The 44-year-old Connors, seeded second in the 12-man, over- 35 event, broke Kriek's serve twice in the first set and once in the second to take control. By winning the title, Connors also reclaimed the lead in the Nuveen Tour standings. Andres Gomez is second, while Kriek moved up to third place . The senior circuit returns to Tokyo next week for the second annual NTT Data Champions tournament.

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