Paris, Nov. 1 (Reuters): Unseeded Tim Henman inflicted the first defeat on Andy Roddick since the American became world No. 1 when he won their Paris Masters semi-final 7-6, 7-6 on Saturday.
The Briton, who beat Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in the quarter finals, won on his sixth match-point and will play the winner of 14th seed Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic or the unseeded Andrei Pavel of Romania in the final.
Woodbridge has to wait
Australia’s Todd Woodbridge saw his hopes of setting a new record for winning doubles titles shattered when he and Jonas Bjorkman lost 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 2-6 to Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro in the semi-finals.
Woodbridge, who has tied the record of winning 78 doubles crowns held by Dutch Tom Okker, will now have to wait till the Masters Cup in Houston.