Another rollercoaster victory for Henman

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The Independent Online

Tim Henman took his place in the Wimbledon second round this afternoon with a 6-2 7-6 3-6 6-1 victory against Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic.

The British number one rushed through the first set when his lucky-loser opponent suffered a back injury which needed on-court treatment.

Henman was forced to save three set points in a tense second set tie-break which he eventually secured 13-11 before Zib defied his world ranking of 154 to fight back in the third.

The underdog, who had never won a Grand Slam match, could not raise his game in the fourth, however, and Henman eventually surged to a typically rollercoaster victory.