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Tennis: Rios raises his game to check Henman charge

TIM HENMAN'S splendid run of form at the Lipton Championships was curtailed in the semi-finals yesterday when his duel of contrasting styles with Marcelo Rios was won emphatically by the Chilean baseliner, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.

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IT HAS to be said that Tim Henman keeps the best of company on the practice courts as well as on the match courts. His hitting partners number Stefan Edberg (at London's Queen's Club), Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Goran Ivanisevic and Marcelo Rios, the world No 1 elect, who today stands between Henman and a place in Sunday's final of the Lipton Championships, the biggest tournament outside the four Grand Slams.

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ANDRE AGASSI, fresh from his second tournament victory of the year, defeated Todd Woodbridge in two tight sets to reach the second round of the Champions' Cup in Indian Wells, California.

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Tennis: Rusedski and Henman blow out

THEIR Middle East challenge over, Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman packed their bags last night and headed for Australia in search of warmer weather and brighter results. The Britons were defeated in the quarter- finals of the $1m Qatar Mobil Open: Rusedski as the No 1 seed, and Henman endeavouring to at least match last year's appearance in the final.

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