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Thomaz Bellucci - Roger Federer
Indian Wells Masters - 14 March 2012

Indian Wells – Follow the Tennis match between Thomaz Bellucci and Roger Federer live with Eurosport. The match starts at 20:30 on 14 March 2012. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 6-4 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! Federer wins through to the quarter-finals with a clinical and hard-fought victory over Bellucci, and the Brazilian is deservedly given a standing ovation as he departs after giving absolutely everything! Next up for Federer will be a clash with either Juan Martin Del Potro or Denis Istomin in the last eight.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 5-4 - Federer is very determined and focused as he holds serve very comfortably to 15 to pile the pressure back on Bellucci as this set reaches its business end.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 4-4 - Bellucci is brave as he goes for a big second serve at 30-30, but it comes off and he holds to level at this crucial stage in the final set!

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 4-3 - This final set is nip and tuck as both players trade blows from the back of the court, and Federer does well to hold serve under real pressure.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 3-3 - Bellucci is fearless as he darts in court and slams a forehand down the line, and he holds serve despite a strong Federer resistance.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 3-2 - Federer is utterly unwavering as he takes another comfortable game, and Bellucci does not make much impact on his serve.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 2-2 - Bellucci is making this final set very exciting, going for broke with his groundstrokes and getting a mixed result. He holds to 30.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 2-1 - Federer remains on top in this final set as he canters through his service game, taking it to 15 and looking very secure.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 1-1 - Bellucci holds with relative ease as he finds three big first serves, and Federer is not able to muster a resistance.

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FEDERER 3-6 6-3 1-0 - Federer breezes through the opening game of the set, taking it to love with Bellucci unable to get any kind of foothold.

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FEDERER 3-6 5-3 - Bellucci forces the game to deuce with a backhand cross court, but Federer finds two big first serves to close out the game nonetheless.

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FEDERER 3-6 4-3 - Bellucci won't go down without a real fight in this second set, and he reduces the deficit once more with some sparkling groundstrokes from the back of the court.

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FEDERER 3-6 4-2 - Federer drills a forehand down the line, then shows a deft touch to flick a half-volley into the open court to close out another hold.

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FEDERER 3-6 3-2 - Bellucci continues to pressure his opponent, holding serve and ensuring that Federer has to battle his way through this set.

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FEDERER 3-6 3-1 - Federer is unfazed as Bellucci finds the baseline with a forehand, and he goes on to hold serve and stretch his lead once more.

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FEDERER 3-6 2-1 - Bellucci gets on the board in this second set, and he finds a good rhythm on his serve as in the opening set.

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FEDERER 3-6 2-0 - Federer consolidates his break of serve with consummate ease as Bellucci goes long with two attempted forehand winners, and the Swiss holds.

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FEDERER 1-0 - BREAK! What a start for Federer in this second set as he breaks immediately, taking the game with ease as Bellucci falters, and the third seed is back!

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FEDERER 3-6 - SET! Bellucci slams two brilliant forehand winners to close out a quite brilliant first-set performance, and Federer is facing a real shock now at a set down in this match!

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FEDERER 3-5 - Bellucci holds once more, and Federer is hugely frustrated as he blasts a forehand long and enables his opponent to hold once more.

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FEDERER 3-4 - Federer has no trouble holding no with the pressure off and Bellucci saving himself for his service game, and the Swiss puts the onus on his opponent.

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FEDERER 2-4 - Bellucci is unwavering as Federer finds three big returns, but is unable to make a real impact as his opponent holds firm and closes out the game.

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FEDERER 2-3 - Federer is gradually finding his feet in this match after a sluggish start, and Bellucci cannot respond as the Swiss holds serve and reduces the deficit.

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FEDERER 1-3 - Bellucci consolidates his break of serve with a flurry of fierce shots to back up his serve, and Federer will have to respond.

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FEDERER 1-2 - BREAK! Bellucci breaks serve as Federer errs crucially on his delivery, and the Swiss slips behind in this opening set after an off-colour showing in the game!

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FEDERER 1-1 - Federer slams a forehand down the line in imperious fashion, but Bellucci holds serve with two big deliveries outwide.

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FEDERER 1-0 - Federer gets off the mark with a very fine string of first serves, and the Swiss makes a strong start with Bellucci unable to get going.

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FEDERER 0-0 - Roger Federer gets his fourth-round match against Thomaz Bellucci underway on Stadium 1...