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Stanislas Wawrinka - Roger Federer
French Open men - 29 May 2011

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer live with Eurosport. The match starts at 10:00 on 29 May 2011. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 7-5 - GAME, SET & MATCH - Wawrinka denies Federer on the first of his match points with a forehand volley winner. But he can do nothing about the second when Federer fires an ace down the centre of the court to book his place in the quarter-finals

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 6-5 - BREAK - Federer denies Wawrinka on a first game point with a great backhand passing shot winner across court and the 14th seed then goes on to hand Federer a break point with a forehand approach shot that goes long. Federer hits long to squander the chance but he hands Federer a second change and this time hands the match to his opponent on a platter with a backhand volley into the net despite it being routine. Federer will serve for the match next

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 5-5 - Federer very quickly races through another service hold to keep all the pressure on Wawrinka, a backhand volley winner sealing it for the third seed

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 5-4 - Wawrinka does well to hold and force Federer to serve to stay in this third set, the 14th seed working his way into the net to find a backhand volley winner

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 4-4 - Federer is back on level terms now as he races through a hold with a forehand winner. He is potentially just two games away from the quarter-finals now

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 3-4 - BREAK - Wawrinka does brilliantly well to get himself out of a spot of bother at 15-30 down with some great defence that ends with a backhand volley back behind Federer. The third seed gets to the ball but can only hit long but he earns himself a break back point anyway and grabs it when Wawrinka hits a backhand into the net

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 2-4 - An emphatic love hold from Federer, including a smash buried in the court on the sideline and an ace seems him at least keep some pressure on Wawrinka in this set. It's just the one break remember

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 1-4 - Wawrinka holds to love to ensure he retains his break lead in this third set although Federer is beginning to concentrate once again as lands a couple of much better forehands

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 1-3 - Federer holds to 15 with a vicious cross court forehand winner across court that Wawrinka can get nowhere near.

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 0-3 - Wawrinka works his way into the net before banging an off-backhand volley across the net to hold to 15 and consolidate the early break in this third set

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 0-2 - BREAK - Federer hits consecutive forehands long to hand Wawrinka a 15-30 lead against serve. And then the third seed has a backhand go long after the ball catches the tape. Wawrinka holds two break points. The first goes begging when Wawrinka hits a forehand long of the baseline but Federer hits long once again on the next to hand his compatriot the break. Was that just a lapse in concentration from Federer or the start of a Wawrinka comeback?

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 0-1 - Wawrinka does well to hold from deuce wtih an ace after Federer had hit an attemped backhand passing shot into the net down the line

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FEDERER 6-3 6-2 - SET - Wawrinka batters a backhand return across court, only for Federer to just dink his racquet in the way and re-bound the ball back over the net for a drop shot winner. That's the second set for the world number three

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FEDERER 6-3 5-2 - Much better from Wawrinka as he holds to 15 with an ace to at least force Federer to serve out this second set. He has barely been troubled on serve though and surely Federer won't start struggling now

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FEDERER 6-3 5-1 - Federer waltzes back to the chair to change his racquet for the new balls after posting another hold to 15 (when Wawrinka hits a backhand long down the line) that leaves Wawrinka serving to stay in this second set.

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FEDERER 6-3 4-1 - BREAK - Again Federer's defence proves too much for Wawrinka as the world number three fires a backhand down the line at full stretch only for Wawrinka to smack the ball back in the net. It hands Federer the double break and Wawrinka looks downcast as he walks back to his chair

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FEDERER 6-3 3-1 - A mis-hit return from Wawrinka almost goes for a perfect winner across court on the angle. Almost. Against anyone else that would have won Wawrinka the point but Federer slides up to the ball before flicking it (squash shot like) across the court for the winner that seals a hold to 15

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FEDERER 6-3 2-1 - BREAK - Federer has a stranglehold on this match now as he breaks for the early lead in this second set. Wawrinka hits a forehand into the net to concede the break point before tamely conceding his serve with a forehand long of the baseline

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FEDERER 6-3 1-1 - Federer holds with ease once again, a love service hold for the world number three being sealed with yet another ace

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FEDERER 6-3 0-1 - If Wawrinka genuinely believed he could beat Federer, it could be an intriguing contest. Stanislas fell flat when the two met at the Australian Open earlier in the year, and he's a distinct second best so far. A mix of errors and and winners from Wawrinka leaves him precarious at 30-30 on his serve. Federer keeps the pressure on with a forehand down the line for deuce, then a delightful lob to deny game point, but Wawrinka gets over the line at the third attempt.

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FEDERER 6-3 - SET! The first two points go Federer's way, but Wawrinka catches the winner of 16 Grand Slams out at the net with a backhand pass, and then claws his way back to 30-30. Federer's serve has got him out of trouble countless times in the pass, and he hits an unreturnable serve, then follows up by clinching his first set point.

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FEDERER 5-3 - The first part of Wawrinka's job in this set - to hold serve - is done comfortably enough. But the tricky part is ahead - break Federer.

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FEDERER 5-2 - Federer moves to within a game of the set, holding serve to thirty after some sterling defensive work. Wawrinka is unleashing the backhand, but errors are following.

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FEDERER 4-2 - A confidence-boosting hold of serve from Wawrinka. His backhand when it fires is a joy to watch, and he drills one exception one down the line. Federer catches him out with a drop shot, but it's the only point he manages in this game.

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FEDERER 4-1 - It's mainly been steady from Federer rather than spectacular so far, but the 2009 champion draws gasps with a backhand down the line that seems to drift in as the ball is on a string. A hold to love, and he's very close to taking the first set already.

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FEDERER 3-1 - BREAK! No sign that Wawrinka is going to break the psychological hold that Federer has on him. The Swiss number one reels off four straight points against the serve, hitting deep and powerfully and waiting for Wawrinka to slip in the errors.

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FEDERER 2-1 - The world number three holds to thirty. Wawrinka surprises him on a couple of occasions with powerful backhands, but Federer has more than enough to hold his serve.

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FEDERER 1-1 - Wawrinka slams down a smash to bring up three game pointe before a cross court backhand winner seals a love service hold to get his side of the scoreboard ticking over

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FEDERER 1-0 - A red hot start from Federer as he posts a service hold to love, an ace right smack into the corner of the court sealing the game

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These two have faced each other a grand total of nine times before. The good news for Wawrinka is that he has beaten Federer on clay before (at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2009). The bad news is that out of those nine meetings, the win in Monte Carlo is Wawrinka's only triumph. Federer has won the other eight. And of those eight wins, only once has Wawrinka taken a set

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Federer wins the toss of the coin and has a quick look at the sun but can't decide what to do so says to good friend Wawrinka "you choose"!

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