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Bernard Tomic - Roger Federer Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
SwitzerlandR Federer676--
AustraliaB Tomic461--

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  1. - - Federer will meet Canadian Milos Raonic in the fourth round, who saw off Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets today. It is the 12th straight year the Swiss player has reached the last 16 here as he continues on course to his 18th Grand Slam title and fifth Australian Open.

  2. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 6-1 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Well that didn't take long. Federer pipelines to 30-0 in no time at all and goes one closer with a shattering serve down the middle. And boom, he slams the door shut on his young challenger. What a phenomenal match - one of the tournament's best so far - punctuated by patches of brilliance from Bernie but the world number 2 still dictated the majority of the play.

  3. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 5-1 - BREAK! Oh dear. Young Bernie isna't walking the walk as well he talked the talk. Tomic aces but Federer pegs him back to deuce and is gifted a break point courtesy of a Tomic volley into the net. He slams the door shut with a ruthless forehand.

  4. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 4-1 - Federer looks completely at ease on his serve, notching his ninth and tenth aces in the process.

  5. - - TOMIC 4-6 6-7 1-3 - Tomic slips one past with class which props him up 15-0. A beautiful return from the Fed is cancelled out and the young gun goes up 40-15 before closing his serve from 40-30 by moving to ping one behind Fed.

  6. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 3-0 - Both men are displaying a truly fine touch here and this match has everything pundits could ask for. Except the Aussie fans, who are watching the lethal Roger slowly yet surely grind down the over-confident Tomic.

  7. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 2-0 - BREAK! Fed slips ahead for an early break point but Tomic is not having it and pounces, propelling across court into the back pocket as Fed runs with disdain. It's 30-30 and the backhand slices make another appearance as the pair exchange shots before Roger breaks the stalemate by converting to top spin. Oh Federer! How does that man do it? He recovers a Bernie drop volley in a brilliant rally and pushes through with his forehand that fizzes down court.

  8. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 1-0 - Roger steals away to a 30-0 lead, before Tomic responds with a sublime knock back down the line that swoops underneath his opponent's grasp. Nevertheless, Federer takes a 40-30 lead which he throws away with a double fault, and double faults again on his advantage. Tomic threads a forehand down court for the advantage but botches that courtesy of a silly chest-height return to the net. Fed grabs the game on the fourth deuce.

  9. - - FEDERER 6-4 7-6 (7-5) - SET! Bernie yanks a careless backhand out for Fed to gain a set point at 6-5 on serve, and in a way only the Swiss player can, he pounds away at an unrelenting pace, sending Tomic running ragged across the baseline before the Aussie eventually pops the ball long off the back foot. What a squandered opportunity. Once senses he can't come back from this now.

  10. - - Bernie goes ahead 1-0 on serve then steps it up a gear and thumps a flat one. Fed scrambles backwards but it finds the mesh. 2-0. His next forehand goes wide but he picks up the next point and is relentless at the baseline. Federer pounces on a high ball and but Bernie has the serve now and capitalises on a big one. 4-2. Baseline exchanges ensue in a 28-shot rally that sees both switch toa backhand slice before hitting flat again. Bernie shoots long then finds another winner for 5-5.

  11. - - FEDERER 6-4 6-6 - Tomic, spurred on by the opportunity, pings a backhand across court and sculpts the return to perfection, bouncing over the net. Fed beings his drop volley again to that the set to a tie-break.

  12. - - TOMIC 4-6 6-5 - Roger bends a spectacular half-volley backhand from right down at the rear of the court. That man is wonderful, and the crowd recognise it. It's 30-40 but Bernie gives it back to him with his own winning forehand and an ace to seal his own advantage. Another ace! Bam. Can he break Federer and steal away with the second set?

  13. - - FEDERER 6-4 5-5 - The set is still on serve and Fed is intent on keeping it that way. In style, it must be said.

  14. - - TOMIC 4-6 5-4 - Tomic just can't seem to put on the pressure he nees against someone so lethal. Down 15-30, he yanks a forehand wayward of the baseline to fall into the hole of two break points. He holds his nerve to save both, first with a forehand winner and then a ferocious baseline-nipping backhand that Federer overcooks. A slightly overspun slice lands wide of the line to cancel Bernie's second advantage, before he saves a break point and finally grabs his third chance.

  15. - - FEDERER 6-4 4-4 - Roger, king of the service game, swoops to go straight up 40-0, a woosh of pink in his trainers. Bernie is fighting back but Fed is just buttering up the youngster, who misses a simple forehand.

  16. - - TOMIC 4-6 4-3 - Roger successfully challenges a return of serve called out, before a Tomic miss down the line pushes Fed ahead 0-30. Tomic scrapes the tape for a lucky shot. It's now 30-30 and the crowd roars when he wallops down an ace - his fourth - before Fed makes a mistake on his forehand. Phew! He's out of that situation. For now.

  17. - - FEDERER 6-4 3-3 - Another would-be hold to love is abruptly halted as Bernie thwacks a forehand deep into the back left corner and Federer plonks into the net. He only needs another big serve though and Tomic flips it wide.

  18. - - TOMIC 4-6 3-2 - And Tomic gives him a taste of his own medicine by holdinghis own serve to love. Returning Fed's serve is a challenge for any player but the crowd are happy to see he's giving them back just as well.

  19. - - FEDERER 6-4 2-2 - Federer holds serve to love. That fightback of the last game is worlds away from this. It looks like minimum fuss for Federer.

  20. - - TOMIC 4-6 1-2 - Tomic is down a break point yet again notches his second ace at 201km/h to edge the advantage. The pair exchange big blows in the next point before Tomic changes tack by popping a soft drop shot into the forecourt.

  21. - - FEDERER 6-4 1-1 - Tomic nips up to 40-15 in the blink of an eye then thumps an ace right down the T to comfortably hold serve. The Aussie youngster needs to step up the pressure now.

  22. - - TOMIC 4-6 1-0 - Tomic comes out buzzing for the second set. It's crucial he get in early here if he wants to match Fed on the first set. Not an easy feat though, obviously. He's down a break point but steps his backhand up a gear and holds a key service game.

  23. - - FEDERER 6-4 - SET! Tomic forces Federer to hit his forehand too far and then a double fault brings it to 15-30. Here's the Aussie's chance. But Fed puts away another massive serve and follws it with a regulation volley out wide to claim another set point and slams that door of opportunity shut with another great serve out wide.

  24. - - TOMIC 4-5 - Tomic was talking the talk about taking the first set of Federer this week, and he will need to hold serve here to achieve that. He pings one out of reach of the Swiss player before engaging in some net play himself to claim a very lucky net-cord volley that topples just over. Tomic saves three set points to wrap up the game.

  25. - - FEDERER 5-3 - Federer knocks out his first double fault of the match and Tomic capitalises to pull it to deuce as Fed misses a volley. Fed is at the net now, planting a flat volley to the right before swiping the return wide to the other side, and holds on a fierce wide serve.

  26. - - FEDERER - 3-2 - Federer has already broken Tomic's serve twice and is sending his own down with force and has knocked out three aces. Both are producing clean shots and showing good movement at the baseline with the Fed pouncing on some volley winners.

  27. - - FEDERER 1-0 - BREAK! Well well well, that didn't take long!

  28. - - On Rod Laver Arena Bernard Tomic is getting ready to either put up or shut up in a much-anticipated third-round encounter with Roger Federer. It’s a tale of a talented-yet-cocky 20-year-old and a Swiss Slam master. One is ranked number 2 in the world, has 17 majors to his name and is out to win his fifth Australian Open title. The other is ranked 43, can drive cars fast and has just beaten the world number 1 Novak Djokovic in the Hopman Cup.

Bernard Tomic

Nationality AUS
Date of Birth 21/10/1992
Height 1.96 m
Weight 91 kg

Roger Federer

Nationality SUI
Date of Birth 08/08/1981
Height 1.85 m
Weight 85 kg

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