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ALBERT COSTA, of Spain, celebrated his return to the world's top 20 yesterday by winning the seventh title of his career in Hamburg, although his opponent, Alex Corretja, retired ill in the third set.

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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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Tennis: Another black day as Henman is beaten again

TIM HENMAN is facing a new crisis after going out of the Champions' Cup in Indian Wells, California, in the first round on Tuesday.

Tennis: Agassi digs deep to defeat Woodbridge

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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Iain Fletcher hears how the sport is trying to brush up its world- wide image

Tennis: Paulus pushes Novotna to the limit

TOP SEED Jana Novotna was taken the distance by Austria's Barbara Paulus yesterday before qualifying for the semi-finals of the Paris Indoor Open. Paulus had scored two wins in her three previous career matches with 29-year-old Novotna and again tested the Czech player.

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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