ROGER FEDERER VS ANDREY RUBLEV LIVEFIRST SET (*denotes server)FEDERER 1-2 RUBLEV*Glorius Federer backhand up the line, 15-30. And Federer gets two
ROGER FEDERER VS ANDREY RUBLEV LIVE
FIRST SET (*denotes server)
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.
ROGER FEDERER VS ANDREY RUBLEV PREVIEW
In his first match since losing the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic in July, Federer looked impressive as he eased past Juan Ignacio Londero in straight sets.
And the Swiss opened up on the need for rest after such a demanding tournament.
“It’s nice that the grass court season is longer, so, you know, if you want to take somewhat of a break and prepare somewhat well physically and tennis-wise, it’s hard for me, I mean, at this age, I don’t know, but just to right away head into Canada,” he said.
“It would be a very quick turnaround, because I usually take a week to nine days off after Wimbledon, and if then you want to train for, let’s say, two weeks, just basically can’t make it. I mean, you can run into Canada, but I don’t know.
“I’m in a different place in my career, you know, with the family. And Wimbledon being the big goal, it’s important also to let it set a little bit and take time to prepare for the next part of the season.”