Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Defeated Henman Insists He's Still on the Right Track

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Defeated Henman Insists He's Still on the Right Track

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Wales fans in a rush for Euro 2004 playoff tickets TIM HENMAN today sounded far from convincing when he tried to look on the positive side of his 7-6, 6-3 first-round defeat by Mardy Fish in the Madrid Masters yesterday.

The British No1 (above), a beaten semifinalist in Vienna last week, showed a lack of aggression in losing to the American but said: "There was nothing wrong with my game and I want to build on it in the next two weeks.

"Looking at the year I've played, when I've felt in shape, it has been built around five or six tournaments.

"If I am 30th in the rankings after so little time then, with a full schedule and playing as I can do, 2004 will be very exciting. There are lots of opportunities ahead."

WALES have sold out the home allocation of tickets for the second leg of their Euro 2004 playoff against Russia at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday 19 November.

A total of 60,000 were snapped up in less than 24 hours after the draw took place in Frankfurt on Monday. …

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