Henman hammers Spain's Robredo

British number one Tim Henman moved into the second round of the Davidoff Swiss Indoor Championship in Basle with a comfortable victory over Tommy Robredo.

British number one Tim Henman moved into the second round of the Davidoff Swiss Indoor Championship in Basle with a comfortable victory over Tommy Robredo.

World number 10 Henman overcame the Spaniard 6-3 6-4.

Henman won the tournament two years ago, beating Andre Agassi in the final, and was runner up a year ago.

He came into the tournament bursting with confidence after his CA Trophy final win a fortnight ago.

And he proved too strong for his 18-year-old opponent but predicted a bright future for rising star Robredo.

"He has a pretty good all round game and this time next year, the way the Spanish players tend to evolve, he will probably be in the top 30," said Henman.

"This is a surface I enjoy," he admitted. "It's a court that allows me to use my full game."

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