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Roger Federer Live Match - Australian Open - Federer vs Dan Evans - Match Highlights

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Updated: 16 January 2019 11:55 IST - Published: 15 January 2019 23:07 IST
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What a performance by Evans! One of the best performances of his life! He produced some great tennis over the course of the 2 and a half hours and gave Federer a run for his money! 
Anyway, its upwards from here for Federer and he will take on the winner of the match between Gael Monfils and Taylor Fritz in the 3rd round on Friday, January 18
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FEDERER WINS!! He seals the match in straight sets in 2 hours and 35 minutes! He finishes off the final game with a hold to love! He is into the 3rd round now. 

Roger Federer def. Dan Evans 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3
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Evans holds serve and has forced Federer to serve for the match.

3rd set: Federer 5 - 3 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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A comfortable hold of serve from Federer and he's just one game away from winning the match now!

3rd set: Federer 5 - 2 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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4 errors from Federer gives Evans an easy hold of serve. Conserving energy, maybe?

3rd set: Federer 4 - 2 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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And he consolidates the break of serve with a hold to love. He's just 2 games away from winning the match.

3rd set: Federer 4 - 1 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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Federer breaks Evans' serve! He gets the vital advantage in the 3rd set. Can he hold his serve now?

3rd set: Federer  3 - 1 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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Federer holds to love for the 2nd time and the 3rd set is going on serve right now. 

3rd set: Federer 2 - 1 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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Federer begins the 3rd set with a service hold to love. 

3rd set: Federer 1 - 0 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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Federer seals the 2nd set with an ace! And its taken over 2 hours to get there. This has been a great match so far! 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
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It's 4-2 to Federer going into the change of ends
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And we're going to a tie-break for the second time! Federer has already had 2 set points. Can Evans cause an upset?

2nd set: Federer 6 - 6 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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And Evans breaks Federer while he was serving for the set! WOW! He gets it with a cross-court backhand winner. 

2nd set: Federer 5 - 5 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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And, Evans saves 2 set points to win the game! He has forced Federer to serve for the 2nd set.

2nd set: Federer 5 - 4 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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A tricky hold of serve by Federer. He was up 40-0 but Evans then got it back to deuce. In the end, Federer held it with an ace and a winner.

2nd set: Federer 5 - 3 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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A hold of serve each by both players. Federer continues to have the advantage in this set. Can Evans make a comeback?

2nd set: Federer 4 - 2 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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A big hold from Federer as he saves a break point!

2nd set: Federer 3 - 1 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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Evans serves extremely well to get himself on the board for the 2nd set. Can he produce the same level of tennis in the 2nd like he did in the 1st?

2nd set: Federer 2 - 1 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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Federer consolidates the break with a service hold to love. Momentum with him now.

2nd set: Federer 2 - 0 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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Federer breaks in the first game of the second set! Unlike the first set where Evans hardly made any errors, he starts off with 3 errors in this game.

2nd set: Federer 1 - 0 Evans 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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Evans has called for the trainer for blisters on his right foot
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FEDERER TAKES THE  1ST SET! WHAT A SET! 1 hour of brilliant tennis from both players! No one would have expected Dan Evans to play so well but he has defied all odds. 

Roger Federer leads 7-6(5)
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And its 3-3 going into the break in the tie-break! Neither player has won a single point on their serve so far! High quality of tennis on offer here.


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Evans saves a set point and produces some exceptional tennis to take it to the tie-break! He has hit just two unforced errors in the entire match so far!

Federer 6 - 6 Evans

1st set
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Evans played well but Federer was just too good in that game! A couple of exceptional volleys from the Swiss Maestro.

Federer 6 - 5 Evans

1st set
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Evans continues to impress as he holds serve after going 15-30 down. Great stuff from the Brit!

Federer 5 - 5 Evans

1st set
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Play resumes and Federer finishes off the game with a backhand down the line. He is one game away from winning the set.

Federer 5 - 4 Evans

1st Set.
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It is beginning to drizzle in Melbourne. The courts are being cleaned. We might see the roof close soon
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Evans is going toe-to-toe with Federer and playing some great tennis here. Another great hold of serve from the Brit.

Federer 4 - 4 Evans

1st set
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Another comfortable service hold from the Swiss Maestro. Can he gain the vital break now and serve for the set?

Federer 4 - 3 Evans

1st set
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Some good serving and a couple of errors from Federer gives Evans an easy hold of serve to level things up.

Federer 3 - 3 Evans

1st set
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Federer has made a few uncharacteristic forehand errors so far. He will look to cut down on those. He holds serve with ease though.

Federer 3 - 2 Evans

1st set
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Another couple of holds of serve from each player. Federer had a chance at 30-30 in the previous game but a couple of errors from his forehand gave the game to Evans

Federer 2 - 2 Evans

1st set
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Federer found himself 0-30 down in that game but squeezed himself out of trouble like he usually does! 

Federer 2 - 1 Evans 

1st set
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And a quick follow up game from the Brit to level things. Good serving! 

Federer 1 - 1 Evans

1st set
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A quick and aggressive game from Federer to start things off. Easy hold to love.

Federer 1 - 0 Evans 

1st set 
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Roger Federer will serve first
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