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Tim Henman on his match against Mark Philippoussis
'I've got to make sure I put in a good performance'
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Saturday, 1 July, 2000, 19:11 GMT 20:11 UK
Henman races into last 16
Tim Henman
Henman extends his advantage over Arazi
(8) T Henman (GB) bt H Arazi (Mor) 6-3 6-3 6-3

Britain's Tim Henman moved into the last 16 with a comfortable straight sets victory over Morocco's Hicham Arazi.

The British number one, seeded eight at Wimbledon, had few problems disposing of an opponent who he had beaten on their six previous meetings and booked a meeting with 10th seed Mark Philippoussis on Monday.

Henman took the first set 6-3 after 33 minutes having broken his opponents serve in the eighth game.

The second set saw Henman continue to dominate.

An Arazi volley into the net at the end of the third game gifted Henman an early break while the Britain was suffering few problems on his own serve.

Struck again

As the Moroccan served to stay in the set at 5-3 down, Henman struck again, sealing the second set with a brilliant cross court volley.

Arazi who looked ill at ease with himself throughout the match briefly rallied at the start of the third set, but could still not clinch a vital break of serve.

Henman was rarely tested but he did evoke memories of Boris Becker with a successful full-length dive to his left at the net in the third game.

Henman capitalised on Arazi's seventh double fault of the match in the eighth game to take a 5-3 lead.

And after wasting two matchpoints Henman duly settled the match with his eighth ace after one hour and 47 minutes.

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