ROGER FEDERER VS ANDREY RUBLEV LIVE
SECOND SET (*denotes server)
FEDERER 3-6 3-3 RUBLEV*
Poor from Federer as he nets a volley, 30-0. Rublev then hits a forehand winner and a big serve to hold impressively again.
*FEDERER 3-6 3-2 RUBLEV
Federer with a wide kick serve then forehand into the open court, 40-15. And he holds when Rublev nets a forehand return.
This match is being played at an incredible speed.
FEDERER 3-6 2-2 RUBLEV*
Chip and charge from Federer and he finishes off with a volley winner, 40-30.
But Rublev stays on track and rifles another forehand to draw the error from Federer and hold serve.
*FEDERER 3-6 2-1 RUBLEV
Federer nets a volley, 15-30. Federer hits back with a forehand winner. Federer serves out the game with an ace.
The Swiss is not playing badly. Rublev is just at his absolute peak.
FEDERER 3-6 1-1 RUBLEV*
Rublev races to 40-0 then reads a Federer forehand and replies with an excellent backhand up the line.
*FEDERER 3-6 1-0 RUBLEV
Better start from Federer as he holds to 30 courtesy of a lovely cross court backhand.
FEDERER 3-6 RUBLEV*
Rublev backhand long, 15-30. Federer backhand long after a big Rublev forehand. Federer hits a forehand, it is called out and Hawkeye confirms it was. Set point Rublev.
Rublev ace. Wow.
*FEDERER 3-5 RUBLEV
Federer holds to love. Now to attack Rublev’s serve.
FEDERER 2-5 RUBLEV*
More big serving from Rublev proves too much for Federer and the Russian is just a game away from the first set.
*FEDERER 2-4 RUBLEV
Federer gets back on track as he holds to 15. But he is going to have to find a way to break Rublev’s rhythm on the groundstrokes.
FEDERER 1-4 RUBLEV*
Stunning 96mph Federer forehand winner off a return, 15-15. And again, 30-all. But Rublev comes through to consolidate his break.
*FEDERER 1-3 RUBLEV
Yet another backhand error from Federer, 15-30. Well played Rublev as he wrong foots Federer with a cross court forehand.
Federer saves the first with a forehand winner. Federer hits a backhand drop shot but Rublev gets up to it and flicks a forehand which the Swiss can’t get back in court. Three breaks in a row.
FEDERER 1-2 RUBLEV*
Glorius Federer backhand up the line, 15-30. And Federer gets two break back points as he draws the error at the net from Rublev.
Rublev saves both break points but Federer gets a third when he drills a forehand up the line. And Federer does make the breakthrough as Rublev’s forehand flies wide.
*FEDERER 0-2 RUBLEV
Federer backhand wide, 15-30. Then another backhand goes long and brings up a couple of break points for Rublev. And Federer drops serve after a third backhand error in a row.
FEDERER 0-1 RUBLEV*
Federer nets a backhand, 40-15. And Rublev makes a fast start when Federer goes long with a forehand.
20:40: Rublev to serve first…
20:35: Federer and Rublev walk onto court for their match. The stands are slowly filling up for this clash.
20:30: It is all over on Center Court and Williams has continued her good week by winning 2-6 6-3 6-3. Federer and Rublev will be up next!
20:20: Federer and Rublev will be on court for their match once the WTA clash between Venus Williams and Donna Vekic ends. Williams dropped the first set but leads 5-3 in the third set.
20:10: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer’s third round clash against Andrey Rublev at the Cincinnati Masters.