posted on May, 30 2004 @ 10:19 AM
It was all action as ninth seed Tim Henman took on French wild card Michael Llodra in the
fourth round of the French Open. Tim Henman made a disappointing start in his bid to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time outside
Wimbledon when he lost the first set of his fourth round match at the French Open against Michael Lodra on a tie-break.
British number one Tim Henman fought back from two sets to love down against Frenchman Michael Llodra to take the win 9-7 in the fifth set at Roland
Garros on Sunday. Finally taking the match 6-7 4-6 6-4 6-2 9-7 to reach quarter finals of the French Open.
Henman had lost the first two sets, but repeated his first-round heroics and battled back to force a decider. He again looked nervous when he
delivered three double faults at 4-5 and was forced to save a match point with an inspired pass. But he finally broke at 7-7 and held his nerve to
seal a remarkable win.
Henman will next face Juan Ignacio Chela in the last eight and he is the first British man to reach the last eight at Roland Garros since Roger Taylor
[Edited on 30/5/04 by TRD]