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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 June, 2005, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
Gamewatch: Johansson v Nalbandian
Wimbledon quarter-final result:


7-6 6-2 6-2

* denotes server

Game-by-game updates:

Third set:
Johansson 6-2 Nalbandian
A long forehand gives Johansson two match points but he only needs one as Nalbandian puts a volley into the net.

Johansson 5-2 Nalbandian
Johansson moves to within one game of a semi-final spot as the successful serve wide to Nalbandian's forehand pays off to win him the game.

Johansson 4-2 Nalbandian
A crosscourt backhand and drop volley help Nalbandian to the rarity of a comfortable service game.

Johansson 4-1 Nalbandian
Johansson is surging to victory as Nalbandian struggles to come to terms with his rival's powerful hitting.

Johansson 3-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian loses a 40-0 lead with two unforced errors and a long forehand sees him face a break point, which Johansson takes with a crosscourt forehand at the net.

Johansson 2-1 Nalbandian
The Swede is wearing Nalbandian down as he holds with the Argentine failing to put up much of a struggle.

Johansson 1-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian is broken straight back and, after chasing down a drop shot, he is lobbed as Johansson levels.

Johansson 0-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian comes out fighting in the third set and a forehand return of serve down the line puts him 0-40 up. Johansson saves three further break points but he cannot save a fourth and is broken.

Second set:
Johansson 6-2 Nalbandian
A backhand volley goes long from Nalbandian to take the game to 30-30 and he then faces a break and set point with another shot going long. The Argentine can only find the net to lose a baseline rally and the set.

Johansson 5-2 Nalbandian
Another convincing service game by Johansson helps him take a massive step towards claiming the second set.

Johansson 4-2 Nalbandian
The Argentine is channelling his anger into his play and achieves the luxury of winning on his own serve without going to deuce.

Johansson 4-1 Nalbandian
Johansson is showing no signs of letting up and comfortably holds as his powerful hitting is too much for his rival to handle.

Johansson 3-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian's temper is boiling over as he shouts at himself on the way to facing another break point. But he regains his composure to hold.

Johansson 3-0 Nalbandian
An ace to win the game to love by Johansson adds to Nalbandian's annoyance.

Johansson 2-0 Nalbandian
The Swede's growing confidence is filtering through into his play and a whipped forehand down the line helps him to two break points. He wins the game when Nalbandian puts a backhand into the net with the Argentine angrily bouncing his racket on the ground in frustration.

Johansson 1-0 Nalbandian
Johansson makes sure he keeps a stranglehold of the match by impressively only losing one point as he holds serve.

First set:

Johansson 7-6 Nalbandian - Tie-break
A running crosscourt forehand by Johansson and a deep forehand down the line earns the Swede a 4-1 lead. Nalbandian refuses to give up and saves two set points on Johansson's serve to trail 6-5. But he puts a regulation backhand wide to lose the set.

Johansson 6-6 Nalbandian
A fierce backhand down the line and a clever drop shot ease Johansson to level terms and a tie break.

Johansson 5-6 Nalbandian
As the set reaches its business end, Nalbandian looks like producing his best service game only to again squander a 40-15 lead. He again shows his fighting spirit to take the game.

Johansson 5-5 Nalbandian
A backhand into the net by Johansson sees him taken to deuce before two straight aces earn him the game.

Johansson 4-5 Nalbandian
Nalbandian fails to close out the game at 40-15 up and double faults to give Johansson a break point but escapes to force Johansson to serve to save the set.

Johansson 4-4 Nalbandian
Nalbandian earns three break points as he starts to find rhythm and range with his baseline strokes. He takes the second with a backhand volley down the line to break back.

Johansson 4-3 Nalbandian
A well-disguised drop shot and a backhand down the line help Johansson again put pressure on the Nalbandian serve before the battling Argentine holds.

Johansson 4-2 Nalbandian
Johansson serves a double fault at 40-30 up but his quality and power with his baseline strokes helps him secure the game.

Johansson 3-2 Nalbandian
Nalbandian attempts to come to the net to help his cause but is passed with a stunning forehand down the line. The Argentine puts a high backhand volley into the net before saving two break points and holding serve after three deuces.

Johansson 3-1 Nalbandian
A powerful forehand down the line and an ace help Johansson consolidate his break with ease.

Johansson 2-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian is struggling with his serve and his ground strokes, especially on his backhand, have yet to find their range as he goes 30-40 down. He saves the break point with an ace but is broken as Johansson wins the next two points.

Johansson 1-1 Nalbandian
Johansson eases to 40-0 but is taken to deuce as Nalbandian's strength in returning serve kicks in. But the Swede keeps his cool to level.

Johansson 0-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian saves a break point at 30-40 before play is halted for rain. He is taken to deuce three times before winning a nervous first game.

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