Wimbledon men - 2nd Round - Men

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
AustraliaL Hewitt663--
KAZE Korolev440A-

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  1. - - MATCH! And that's enough! Korolev informs the umpire that he doesn't wish to continue on account of his injury. It's a disappointing way to end the game, but Hewitt had too much for his opponent today.

  2. 0-3 - BREAK! Hewitt keeps his opponent working. Korolev gets the benefit of Hewitt slipping at 30-30, but a missed forehand and a long hit later, and Hewitt has a double-break.

  3. 0-2 - Korolev loses the racquet as he tries a forehand to slip 30-0 down - but Hewitt catches the net as he moves forward before Korolev hits a passing winner to level. Deuce arrives with a rasping forehand, but eventually Hewitt finds a way through, much to the delight of his Australian fans.

  4. 0-1 - BREAK! Korolev serves, and continues to throw everything at Hewitt - but Hewitt keeps hitting it back, and profiting from the errors. 0-40 with Korolev's 23rd unforced error of the match. The Kazakh saves the first with his kick serve, but Hewitt gets the break at the second attempt.

  5. - - A bit more treatment to Korolev's neck in between sets.

  6. 4-6 - SET! Korolev just doesn't look comfortable when he hits his groundstrokes flat. An ace down the middle makes it 30-0. He opts to go down the middle again on set point, and Korolev gets his forehand to it, but not over the net.

  7. 4-5 - Korolev responds with a hold to love of his own - that's the fourth in a row. He'll need to make considerably more of an impression on the Hewitt serve next though, or he'll be two sets down.

  8. 3-5 - 30-0 to Hewitt with his sixth ace. A flat crosscourt shot deep into the corner makes it 40-0, and an ace down the middle cleans the game up.

  9. - - There's a little break in play here as the Kazakh Korolev undergoes treatment. He's up, and looks OK.

  10. 3-4 - A much better effort from Korolev, too - barely ninety seconds of tennis, and Korolev secures all four points en route to a confident hold of serve.

  11. 2-4 - No nonsense from Hewitt there - he puts a tidy game together and he's now won the last four games.

  12. 2-3 - BREAK! Terrific backhand return form Hewitt is matched by a tasty putaway down the line from Korolev to take him to 30-15. He looks destined to get over the line in this game, but twice he spurns game points, and Hewitt kept on forcing the Kazakh to hit one more return, and eventually, he secures another break.

  13. 2-2 - Great exchange from the pair ends with Korolev's pass at the net going just a touch long. Hewitt capitalises, building a 40-0 lead and finishing with an ace across Korolev for a comfortable hold.

  14. 2-1 - BREAK BACK! It's a disastrous effort to protect his break. Korolev slips tamely to 0-40, and then drills a groundstroke long to surrender his advantage at once.

  15. 2-0 - BREAK! Korolev has Hewitt in a spot of trouble at 0-30. Hewitt looks to have levelled at 30-30, but Korolev believes that his thumping forehand caught the line, and his challenge vindicates it. Two break points - Hewitt saves the first, then Korolev's backhand secures the second!

  16. 1-0 - Hewitt's groundstrokes are zipping low and fierce over the net, and Korolev is under pressure right away. Hewitt sends one long to level things up at 30-30, but turns it around to find a break point. Korolev defends stoutly and denies him. The Kazakh digs deep, and manages to close out the game.

  17. 4-6 - SET! Hewitt opens up with an ace down the middle. Korolev making Hewitt work for every point, but the Australian earns two set points, and Korolev's return on the first hits the net post and spins harmlessly out of play.

  18. 4-5 - Korolev hitting aggressively gets him to 30-0, and when Hewitt makes an unforced error he has game points. Hewitt keeps him working, and takes the next three points in baseline rallies to get back to deuce. Korolev holds firm, though, and sees out the game.

  19. 3-5 - Hewitt grafting on his service. Korolev forces him back to 40-30 but a Hewitt forehand finds the very corner and Korolev cannot control his reply.

  20. 3-4 - Hewitt not letting Korolev settle on his serve, and he fires a forehand winner, his third, to move to 15-40. Koroklev denies them both, the second with an audacious drop shot. He has advantage, but cannot convert it on the first occasion. A good effort second time around, though, and he finishes the game with an ace.

  21. 2-4 - Hewitt wints the first two points, then claims the third against all odds courtesy of some remarkable gets from deep in the back of the court. A hold to love for the Australian.

  22. 2-3 - That's a much-improved service game from Korolev. He waltzes to the first three points, drawing service return errors from Hewitt. Hewitt pulls one back, then fires a superb backhand return well beyond Korolev's reach, but Korolev takes the next to seal the game.

  23. 1-3 - Hewitt holds serve and keeps the advantage, and he looks considerably sharper than his opponent in these early exchanges.

  24. 1-2 - BREAK! Trouble for the Kazakh as he limps to 15-40 on his serve. His baseline shot looks just long, and he opts not to challenge it. Hewitt takes an early lead in the set.

  25. 1-1 - Less difficulty for Hewitt, he secures the first three points. He misses narrowly to the right on his first game point, but wins the next to secure the game.

  26. 1-0 - He had to work hard, but Korolev comes through from deuce to get his first game on the board.

  27. - - The cameras pan to the bright yellow Australian shirts in the not-completely-full Court One. Korolev will get us underway by serving.

  28. - - To get here both beat Argentines - Korolev overcame Eduardo Schwank in 4 sets, while Hewitt recovered from losing the first set to lose just two more games in beating Maximo Gonzalez.

  29. - - Sunshine, wonderful sunshine over the Wimbledon skies.

  30. - - It's a good time to be Lleyton Hewitt - the 2002 champion just won a grass court tournament in Halle, beating the really-rather-good-on-grass Roger Federer in the final to do so. The Kazakh Korolev starts as underdog. He's the world number 77, and has lost the only meeting between the two, on clay last year, in straight sets.

  31. - - Welcome to Eurosport Yahoo!s live coverage of Court One, where Kazakhstan's Evgeny Korolev meets the 15th seed Lleyton Hewitt.

Evgeny Korolev

Nationality KAZ
Date of Birth 14/02/1988
Height 1.85 m
Weight 82 kg

Lleyton Hewitt

Nationality AUS
Date of Birth 24/02/1981
Height 1.8 m
Weight 77 kg

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