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Last Updated: Friday, 31 October, 2003, 18:40 GMT
Gamewatch: Henman v Federer
Game-by-game coverage as Britain's Tim Henman stuns third seed and Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

Final score: Henman 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 Federer


Second set:

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 Federer
Henman comfortably serves out one of the best wins of his season, clinching it with an ace. He goes through to face new world number one Andy Roddick for a place in the final.

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 5-1 Federer
Federer appears to have given up all hope, forlornly sending a simple volley wide to give up another break.

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 4-1 Federer
Henman consolidates the break, holding to 30.

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 3-1 Federer
Even the luck is going Henman's way and his return clips the net and just drops over to bring up deuce. Federer swings wildly at a volley which goes wide and Henman pounces for what could be a match-winning break.

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 2-1 Federer
Henman has the Paris crowd in awe with a stretching half-volley, but the Briton still takes time to complain to the umpire about the lack of a call midway through the rally. Confidence high, he holds to love.

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 1-1 Federer
As the match hits the hour mark, Federer shrugs off the disappointment of the first set and cruises through another service game.

Henman 7-6 (7-5) 1-0 Federer
With the first set under his belt, Henman cuts loose on his serve and delivers a love service game.


First set:

Henman 7-6 (7-5) Federer
Henman earns three set points with a stinging backhand winner, but he gives up the first with a nervy double fault and Federer produces a backhand winner to save the second. After a tense rally, Henman finally takes the set when Federer floats a backhand long.

Henman 6-6 Federer
In an incredible game, Federer forces set point and looks to have it won when he moves on to a short volley from Henman - only to thrash it into the net. Federer puts the disappointment behind him and quickly earns a second opportunity but amazingly he fires a simple forehand wide after Henman just manages to retrieve a lob. The third seed slams his racket to the ground in frustration.

Henman 5-6 Federer
Henman is bringing out the best in the third seed and Federer has to be razor-sharp at the net to hold.

Henman 5-5 Federer
Henman raises his game at a crucial time, hitting some crisp groundstrokes on his way to an easy hold.

Henman 4-5 Federer
Federer's serve is still the dominant factor in the match and he races through a love service game to pile the pressure on Henman.

Henman 4-4 Federer
Henman delivers a double fault midway through the game but it fails to put him off his stride and he holds to 30.

Henman 3-4 Federer
Federer delivers another supreme service game, only marred by a volley error at 40-0.

Henman 3-3 Federer
Henman holds comfortably for the first time, as Federer appears to switch off temporarily.

Henman 2-3 Federer
Federer's serve is proving impregnable and Henman has to produce an inch-perfect passing shot just to win a point.

Henman 2-2 Federer
Federer again threatens to break through on the Henman serve by forcing deuce for the second straight game. Henman clings on once more to frustrate the Wimbledon champion.

Henman 1-2 Federer
Federer has clearly done his homework and is approaching the net at every opportunity to prevent Henman getting there first. The tactic is working perfectly and he moves ahead.

Henman 1-1 Federer
Federer looks a different player to the one who struggled against Martin Verkerk yesterday and he produces a stunning pass on the run to move to 0-30. Henman has to be at his sharpest at the net to survive the early scare.

Henman 0-1 Federer
Henman whips a low return at Federer's feet to win the first point but the third seed wins the next four to hold comfortably.




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