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06/06/04
Top-Seed Federer Backs Henman
- Brit is 'classy' says reigning Wimbledon champ

LITTLE-KNOWN British tennis player Alex Bogdanovich faces reigning champion Roger Federer as the Wimbledon tennis tournament bats off today.

Bogdanovich, ranked at 290 in the world, gets his day in the sun on the legendary Centre Court ahead of main British hope Tim Henman, whose bid for the Wimbledon crown tends to dominate coverage of the tournament in this country.

The draw is such that the next British player Federer could meet is Henman - in the final. Federer describes himself as a Henman fan. "I have an admiration of his attitude both on and off the court. He is classy. He knows his potential and what he can do," the Swiss world number one said.

Federer is very much the future of men's tennis. In the women's section Martina Navratilova is very much the sport's glorious past, but the veteran nine-times champion has entered the singles again this year, providing one of today's highlights when she faces Catalina Castano on Court Two.




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