Leg injury means Henman's season could be over
Tim Henman's season may be over after he crashed out of the Swiss Open yesterday. The British No2 was beaten 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka, and later confirmed he would seek a scan on a leg injury sustained during the match.
"I'm not 100% sure what it is," Henman said. "In the second set, I felt a few sharp pains, especially in longer sprints along the baseline. I will have a scan [today] and we'll see."
Henman appeared to be struggling with his right ankle during the deciding set, particularly after leading 4-3. It impeded his movement and allowed Wawrinka to set up a quarter-final against David Nalbandian.
Twice a winner of the Basle tournament, Henman raced through the first set, but Wawrinka's quality began to show in the next as the 21-year-old showed the form which allowed him to beat Andy Murray and Alan Mackin in Davis Cup combat last year.
More Henman errors and a step up in the number of winners from Wawrinka delighted the partisan crowd. Wawrinka pinched the tie-break on the back of some terrific passing shots and went on to claim the third set and the match.
At 38th in the world, Henman stands just two places above Wawrinka who is a Davis Cup team-mate of Roger Federer, the world No1 who was in awesome form last night as he won the final eight games to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, of Spain 6-2, 6-0, and advance to the quarter-finals.
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