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Last Updated: Friday, 21 January, 2005, 23:52 GMT
Gamewatch: Henman v Davydenko
All the action as Tim Henman takes on Nikolay Davydenko in the third round of the Australian Open.

Result: Henman 4-6 2-6 2-6 Davydenko


Third set:

Henman 4-6 2-6 2-6 Davydenko
Davydenko takes the final game to wrap up a deserved victory, winning to 30, when Henman returns long.

Henman 4-6 2-6 2-5 Davydenko
Two wonderful passing shots bring Davydenko another break point. He does not take it, nor the second moments later, but it is a case of third time lucky when a shabby return floats in and the flukey point is surely the final nail in the coffin of Henman's Australian Open campaign.

Henman 4-6 2-6 2-4 Davydenko
It is a case of anything you can do I can do better. Davydenko also holds to love, but with even greater ease, to maintain his two-game advantage.

Henman 4-6 2-6 2-3 Davydenko
Is this the moment Henmaniacs around the world have been waiting for. Henman finally puts together a convincing service game and wins it to love.

Henman 4-6 2-6 1-3 Davydenko
Davydenko maintains his high tempo and his dominance over Henman with another easy service game, winning 40-15.

Henman 4-6 2-6 1-2 Davydenko
Davydenko misses with a driven cross-court return on break point and Henman gets a life. He makes the most of it and is hanging on in the match by a thread.

Henman 4-6 2-6 0-2 Davydenko
The Russian is bang on top of his game and enjoys an easy love game, yet another flashing passing shot giving him a two game advantage. Just for more to go and he is in to the last 16.

Henman 4-6 2-6 0-1 Davydenko
Shouts of "Tiger Tim" greet Henman to the service line, but he is toothless and suffers the worst possible start to the set - yet another break of serve.


Second set:

Henman 4-6 2-6 Davydenko
The Briton wins the first point of the game but it is all downhill from there as he loses four of the next five points. At two sets down though, it is all uphill for Henman.

Henman 4-6 2-5 Davydenko
Henman saves two break points and holds his first service game in three when he fires down a first ace of the match. It is enough to get his fans singing, but then again, anything positive would get them clearing their throats at the moment.

Henman 4-6 1-5 Davydenko
The army of Union Jack clad fans look on in disbelief as Davydenko breezes through an easy game. Henman looks to be playing in mud while his opponent is gliding across marble.

Henman 4-6 1-4 Davydenko
Now it is Henman's turn to recover from 0-30. He cannot. Davydenko is relentless in chasing everything down and is running his rival ragged. He shows a deft touch with a stop volley at the net and makes it a double break after another Henman error.

Henman 4-6 1-3 Davydenko
Davydenko fights his way back from 0-30 to hold serve and keep Henman at arm's length. Henman shows flashes of quality but a lack of consistency.

Henman 4-6 1-2 Davydenko
Henman's frustration reaches boiling point as he questions a call. It is symptomatic of the way he has been playing, as is the game which he drops to 30 with a double fault.

Henman 4-6 1-1 Davydenko
Davydenko drags a smash into the net but then recovers to win the next point - the best rally of the match. It is followed by some sloppy unforced errors from each player before the Russian holds.

Henman 4-6 1-0 Davydenko
Henman's wilting under the midday sun but brings the crowd to their feet with a snap shot behind his back while going the wrong way - the sort of thing that could spark him into life. Henman saves a break point before holding.


First set:

Henman 4-6 Davydenko
Davydenko seals his first love game of the match and takes the first set with an ace. He deserves the lead after a solid 47 minutes of tennis and Henman nneds to up the ante.

Henman 4-5 Davydenko
There is a first clenched fist of the day. Henman gives his infamous pumped salute in celebration of pulling through a tough game from deuce, but he had to work after looking comfortably placed at 40-15.

Henman 3-5 Davydenko
Four break points come and go for Henman before Davydenko holds. However, in a 16-point game Henman can find some consolation in that his tennis is visibly improving - even if the scoreline is not.

Henman 3-4 Davydenko
It is another love service game from Henman, but he does not look happy with his game. Having held he can now turn his attention to the all-important break back.

Henman 2-4 Davydenko
The cap-wearing Davydenko has lost a bit of his earlier vim and vigour around the court, but his virtuoso passing shots are enough to help him hold to 30.

Henman 2-3 Davydenko
Has Henman finally warmed up? He holds to love and his fans can at last clear their throats with a rousing rendition "There's only one Tim Henman".

Henman 1-3 Davydenko
At least Henman makes his Russian opponent work to hold serve taking the game to deuce before a tame return into the net means Davydenko re-opens his two-game advantage.

Henman 1-2 Davydenko
Davydenko's dictating proceedings and Henman seems to be struggling. The game goes to deuce and the Briton only makes his mark on the scoreboard after saving two break points.

Henman 0-2 Davydenko
Davydenko confidently holds his own serve and has immediately found his range on the groundstrokes, most notably with a fizzing forehand down the line.

Henman 0-1 Davydenko
The British number one wins the toss but loses the opening game on serve, ballooning a return out to go down to 15.

The players walk out to a lively atmosphere in the Vodafone Arena and start their warm-up. Henman's very own 'Barmy Army' are in fine voice.



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