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Last Updated: Monday, 28 March, 2005, 22:04 GMT 23:04 UK
Confident Henman eases past Chela
Tim Henman
Tim Henman produced an impressive display to overcome Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3 6-1 in the third round of the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami.

The British number one broke the Argentine clay-court specialist in the eighth game and never looked back.

He went on to dominate Chela and his net game was far too strong for his less mobile opponent, who seemed reluctant to leave the baseline.

Henman will meet the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in the fourth round.

"It was a question of trying to stamp my authority on the match and trying to dictate with my style," said Henman.

If you come in on an absolutely rubbish shot he is going to hit them past you
Tim Henman

His display against Chela revived memories of their meeting at last year's French Open.

There he produced arguably his best display at Roland Garros to win in straight sets and reach the semi-finals.

Henman felt he again dealt with Chela's threat effectively.

"Even when I played him at Roland Garros I was trying to get forward as much as possible and on a hard court with a sure footing I can do that," he said.

"But you still have to choose the right time to do it, because if you come in on an absolutely rubbish shot he is going to hit them past you.

"I felt I was timing the ball well and getting on to both his first and second serves. I kept the momentum and from 3-3 in the first set I really ran away with it."


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