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The opening set saw Jackson break serve three times finally prevailing on her seventh set point.
With the score level at 5-5 the set looked destined to be decided by a tie-break but Henman upped a gear to break serve.
Novak was the first to break serve when he took a 2-1 lead in the opening set, but the Briton had the chance to break back immediately with some deft volleying.
Henman took advantage to break serve, but just as the crowd were gathering their belongings together and expecting to be leaving Centre Court, the Briton was broken to love as he served for the match.