Henman keeps dream alive

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

A furious Wayne Ferreira claimed he was cheated of a potential Wimbledon victory in his third round clash against Britain's Tim Henman.

Henman keeps dream alive

London:

A furious Wayne Ferreira claimed he was cheated of a potential Wimbledon victory in his third round clash against Britain's Tim Henman on Saturday.The 30-year-old veteran South African lashed out at Portuguese umpire Jorge Dias after a controversial overrule in the third set tie-break rescued Henman. The Briton was trailing 1-4 in the tie-break, with the first two sets having been shared."I got screwed out there," fumed Ferreira after his 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-7 (8/10), 1-6 defeat at the hands of the fourth seed.The controversial moment came as Ferreira hit a volley which was called good by the linesman. However, Dias, from the opposite side of the court, overruled the call and instead of Ferreira having a 5-1 lead, the score was 4-2. The South African never recovered his composure.Henman, 27, went on to win the match after three hours and 29 minutes of thrilling tennis in front of a packed and excitable Centre Court crowd."If the umpire had any decency, he would have apologised to me. I think he was intimidated as Tim was pointing that the ball was out," said Ferreira. (PTI)



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