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Saturday, 1 July, 2000, 21:19 GMT 22:19 UK
Henman inspired by Swedish legend
Henman
Borg inspired Henman at Wimbledon
Britain's Tim Henman revealed after his 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory over Morocco's Hicham Arazi that the presence of Bjorn Borg was the inspiration behind his win.

The 25-year-old took time out from his pre-match practice session to watch the five-times men's singles winner take part in the Millennium Parade celebrations.

"I want to be in it some day and that's a big incentive for me," said Henman.

"Borg was a big hero of mine. To see the legends of the game was great. I certainly enjoyed it."



He serves big and it's not the first time I will have played big servers

Tim Henman

Henman now faces Mark Philippoussis on Monday after the big Australian won an epic encounter against Holland's Scheng Schalken which included a final fifth set scoreline of 20-18.

"I walked out on court at 1-0 in the fifth set of that match," added Henman.

"When I came off I said to Philippoussis `What took you so long? I played my match in one set of yours'. I think he was just happy to get through it. I hope he's a bit tired on Monday, but he's a strong guy."

And the Briton was confident about the task that was awaiting him.

"He serves big and it's not the first time I will have played big servers," said Henman.

"I know I have to be sharp. But I'll take a lot out of the three matches so far and just start again come Monday. I'm focused on what I have to do.

"I'll just go out and enjoy myself and if you're enjoying yourself you are half-way to playing good tennis."

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