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Australian Open 2018, Round 3: Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet, Live Match Updates

Federer def Gasquet 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 to enter R4
Updated: 20 January 2018 17:46 IST - Published: 20 January 2018 14:22 IST
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Federer thundered down 12 aces and had 42 winners.He was broken just once in the entire match while he broke Gasquet five times.

Pretty good stats from the defending champion!
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Federer is through to the Round of 16 with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win.
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WIN


And Federer manages to get another match point on the Gasquet serve and he CONVERTS it with a running backhand down the line!
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A classy backhand down the line by Gasquet to erase it!
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And Federer has his first match point here!
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Federer held and is now putting pressure on the Gasquet serve
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We are back on level terms here.

4-4
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BREAK

Gasquet's efforts have paid off!

He breaks Roger for the first time in this match!

Roger still leads 4-3
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And Federer saves it with a good serve down the T.


Deuce
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First break point for Gasquet after a down the line winner
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No more service break in this set so far.

Federer cruising at 4-2
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Solid service game from Gasquet.

Trails 1-3
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Federer holds to 30

It's 3-0 to the maestro
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BREAK

It's an early break for Federer in Set 3.

2-0
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And Gasquet sends the ball out!

The set goes to Federer.

7-5

Gasquet played well for the whole set only to lose it at the very end.
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Big backhand from Federer to earn a break point as well as a set point!
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Federer holds and leads 6-5
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Roger still hasn't been able to find success on returns.

Gasquet delivers on serve and it is 5-5
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Roger is now one game away from taking this set. 

5-4

Still no service break in this set
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Tough for Gasquet as he is denied a challenge since Hawkeye is down.

He made it 30-30 and wanted to challenge Federer's wide serve, which was overruled as good.

Federer held for 4-3
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Gasquet served his way out of trouble.

3-3
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Roger held for a 3-2 lead.

Can he make in-roads into the Gasquet serve here?
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Gasquet produced a thunderous forehand down the line to hold.

It's 2-2 in Set 2.
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It's 1-1 in Set 2.

Federer pushed Gasquet out of the court with wide angles off his backhand, but Gasquet held on.