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Milos Raonic - Roger Federer
Indian Wells Masters - 13 March 2012

Indian Wells – Follow the Tennis match between Milos Raonic and Roger Federer live with Eurosport. The match starts at 21:30 on 13 March 2012. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 - GAME, SET & MATCH! There it is! Raonic fires a regulation forehand into the net and Federer is through to the fourth round! He was made to work for that one, but in the end he had too much in his locker for the Canadian. Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci awaits in the last 16.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 5-4 - Raonic isn't ready to capitulate just yet though and he holds his next service game to keep alive. Federer will serve for the match now though.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 5-3 - Raonic lets out a roar as he takes a 30-15 lead but Federer's just too good for him on the next point and his spirits are quickly dampened. Fed goes on to hold serve as the match clocks ticks over two hours.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 4-3 - BREAK! Federer holds his nerve and produces a fantastic forehand winner on a pressure-laden point at 30-30 to bring up break point... and he takes it with a magnificent backhand winner! That's the breakthrough the world number three needed!

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 3-3 - No dramas at all for Federer as he wins another service game with the loss of just one point. Tensions are rising the further into this final set we go.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 2-3 - Raonic has new balls to play with at the start of this next game and he uses them to good effect, getting some nice kick of some of his serves. He holds and we're going deeper into the night in California.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 2-2 - 'Ssshh, quiet, genius at work' is the wording on a Swiss banner in the stands at the changeover. Two quick-fire aces suggest that to be true as Federer breezes to a held service game. That game seemed like it took less than a minute!

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 1-2 - Raonic surges to 40-0 but he gives Federer a chance to get back into things with a double fault to bring up 40-30. The Canadian keeps his nerve though and seals another service game to edge ahead in the deciding set.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 1-1 - Federer unleashes one of those trademark, seemingly effortless backhands to go 30-0 up and he wastes no time in claiming his first game of the final set.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 0-1 - Raonic gets on the scoreboard in the first game of the third set. That'll do his confidence the world of good.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 6-2 - SET! There it is! Federer serves out to level things up. That set took 40 minutes to complete with Fed winning 86 per cent of his first serve points. Ten winners each and eight unforced errors each too.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 5-2 - Raonic hangs in there but Federer will now serve to level things up at one set all and take this third round tie into a deciding third set.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 5-1 - Federer survives a break point with an ace before the Swiss master goes on to hold and move to within a game of the second set.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 4-1 - BREAK! Raonic has a chance to seal this game but a weak forehand hits the net and Federer brings up deuce. The Swiss goes on to bring up just his second break point of the match, but Raonic aces to stay in the game. A languid backhand winner from Fed soon brings up another chance though and this time it's taken - albeit at the third time of asking with Raonic a bit of a sitting duck at the net, yet able to return twice.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 3-1 - Federer opens up that two-game lead once again with a supreme display of serving as the clock ticks past the hour mark on the showcourt in the desert.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 2-1 - Raonic does respond, holding serve to stay in with a realistic chance of staying in this set. Plenty of embarrassing dancing in the stands at the changeover as the crowd desperately vie to get on the stadium telly.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 2-0 - Fed confirms his break with a regulation service game before he changes racquets at the changeover. Raonic needs to show his mettle here now.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) 1-0 - BREAK! Federer finally brings up a break point - his first of the match - and he takes it with a thumping forehand down the line as he races towards the net to meet a weak Raonic return.

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FEDERER 6-7(4) - SET! But not to the world number three! Raonic takes control of the breaker and goes on to claim it, smashing at the net to bring up set point before Fed goes long at the baseline to hand the powerful Canadian a 1-0 lead!

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FEDERER 6-6 - Raonic holds under immense pressure from 30-30 to take the game and hold serve, moving this tight set into a tie-break...

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FEDERER 6-5 - Federer is utterly relentless as he closes out yet another service hold in incredibly efficient fashion, and Raonic is unable to make any impact in this business end of the set.

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FEDERER 5-5 - Raonic hammers a forehand down the line and then produces two big serves down the T which Federer cannot return in court to hold at 5-5.

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FEDERER 5-4 - Federer slams a forehand cross court and next point charges to the net and clips a neat volley wide of Raonic's grasp! Stunning tennis from the Swiss.

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FEDERER 4-4 - Raonic is producing some inspired tennis on his own serve with Federer piling the pressure on, and the Canadian is standing up to it.

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FEDERER 4-3 - Federer continues to hold serve with consummate ease, and Raonic goes long with two attempted forehand passes as he strives to be competitive on his opponent's serve.

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FEDERER 3-3 - Raonic will not be dictated to in this opening set, and he moves in court himself and ensures that Federer cannot have it all his own way. Raonic holds to 15.

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FEDERER 3-2 - Raonic is not getting anywhere near the Federer serve right now, and the Swiss moves in court to back up his deliveries on the half-volley when required.

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FEDERER 2-2 - Federer pounds the baseline with two gorgeous forehands, but Raonic finds the big serves he requires to hold serve and level at 2-2.

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FEDERER 2-1 - Federer moves 2-1 up with another comfortable hold, and Raonic is not managing to get a foothold on the Swiss' serve right now.

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FEDERER 1-1 - Raonic also manages to get on the scoreboard from the outset with a composed service hold, and he looks pretty nerveless from the outset.

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FEDERER 1-0 - Federer holds serve very comfortably to 15 to get going in this opening set, and Raonic feels his way in with two decent returns.

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FEDERER 0-0 - Roger Federer is about to get underway in his clash with Milos Raonic of Canada on Stadium 1.