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Australian Open 2018, Day 2: Roger Federer vs Aljaz Bedene, Live Match Updates

Federer def Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to enter R2
Updated: 16 January 2018 15:34 IST - Published: 16 January 2018 12:29 IST
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It wasn't flawless from the legend but was good enough for a comfortable first round win and get a feel of the things.


And that wraps up our live coverage of this match. Thanks for staying with us.

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Goodbye!
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The defending champion is now on an eight-match winning streak at the Melbourne Park!!!!
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Federer began the match in a thunderous fashion, struggled a bit on serve but his tennis was always good enough on the major points to get an easy win
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Final score: Federer wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
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Bedene promptly dumps a backhand into the net and gifts the win to Federer
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And a forehand error from Federer saves a second one
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Big forehand from Bedene to save one
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3 match points now
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The 19-time Slam champion is now 30-0 on the Bedene serve and is 2 points away from the win
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Federer's serve has been a cause of concern all through this set. But the legends finds a way to raise his level on the crucial points.

Holds and leads 5-3
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Federer helps him with a wild forehand.

Game to Bedene

Trails 3-4
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Bedene wins the exchange and gets a round of applause!
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And yet another buttery smooth backhand down the line from the second seed!


Deuce
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What an effortless backhand down the line from the Swiss!


30-30 on the Bedene serve
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And holds as well.


It's 4-2 in favour of the Swiss
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But Federer soon erases it!
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Wow! What a return from Bedene down the line!

Deuce
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Federer's serve is again getting tested here.

30-30
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Federer fumbles at the net and the game goes to Bedene.

Federer leads 3-2 with a break
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Bedene gets 2 game points but his errors are preventing him from getting a quick hold
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Bedene sliced but Federer found a smashing backhand winner!

Wow! What a point!
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It's just a matter of minutes before Federer seals his second round spot!
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Smooth as butter is Federer's service game now!


He makes it a 3-1 lead
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And the maestro breaks here!


Leads 2-1
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Hilarious moment!

A baby is wailing in the crowd and Federer says, "Not mine!"