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Henman beats Tursunov to delay grand slam farewell

Briton Tim Henman postponed his grand slam farewell for one more match at least as he beat 27th seed Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the US Open on Wednesday.

sports Updated: Aug 30, 2007 04:46 IST

Briton Tim Henman postponed his grand slam farewell for one more match at least as he beat 27th seed Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round of the US Open on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old, who is to retire after his country's Davis Cup world group playoff with Croatia next month, came through in two hours 44 minutes to beat the Russian for only the second time in seven meetings.

Serving and volleying superbly, Henman took the first set thanks to one break before Tursunov hit back to level the match.

Henman then snatched the third set and after trading breaks early in the fourth, broke again in the fifth game and held on to set up a clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.