Tennis: Leconte denied final fling

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Henri Leconte succumbed 6-4 6-4 to the power play of the local favourite Richard Krajicek in the semi-finals of the Rosmalen grass- court tournament in Holland. The top seed dominated from the start with his serve, while by contrast the French sixth seed's delivery was always under threat, Krajicek breaking in the final game of each set. Faced with the hopeless task of breaking Krajicek's serve, Leconte began throwing himself around the court in comic efforts to reach the hugh aces whizzing past him at speeds approaching 125mph.

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