Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Henman Hoping for Quick Recovery

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Henman Hoping for Quick Recovery

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Tim Henman is hoping his arduous three-set battle against Greg Rusedski does not come back to haunt him when he takes on Igor Andreev in the last 16 of the Dubai Tennis Championship today.

The British number one earned the right to face Russian Andreev by coming through in a thriller against his compatriot Rusedski on Tuesday night.

But as he set out his preparation for his next match, Henman voiced a note of caution about how much his set-to with Rusedski might have taken out of him.

"The match was emotionally draining ( and by the time I got back to the hotel and did my post-match workout in the pool, I didn't get to sleep until about 4am," he said.

"That takes its toll on my body ( because I'm not as young as I once was ( so today was all about trying to do everything I could in order to be in the best possible shape by the time my second round rolls around. …

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