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  Friday, 26 January, 2001, 06:11 GMT
Clement v Grosjean: Game-by-game
Arnaud Clement
Arnaud Clement aims for his first Grand Slam final
Game-by-game analysis as Frenchman Arnaud Clement beats compatriot Sebastien Grosjean 5-7 2-6 7-6 7-5 6-2 in the second semi-final at the Australian Open.

Latest game first - scroll down for previous games


Fifth set

Three break points for Grosjean, but Clement comes back to clinch victory on his fifth match point.
Arnaud Clement 6-2 Sebastien Grosjean

A tiring Grosjean takes the game, but victory appears to have slipped away.
Arnaud Clement 5-2 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement looks in full control as he widens the lead over his compatriot.
Arnaud Clement 5-1 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement breaks again as Grosjean continues to tire.
Arnaud Clement 4-1 Sebastien Grosjean

A series of Grosjean errors paves the way for another game for Clement.
Arnaud Clement 3-1 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean wavers again as Clement gets the break.
Arnaud Clement 2-1 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement keeps on the pressure to take his service game.
Arnaud Clement 1-1 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean makes a mental recovery from losing the fourth set to win the opening game of the fifth.
Arnaud Clement 0-1 Sebastien Grosjean


Fourth set

Clement moves the match into the fifth set, by taking the fourth on his service game.
Arnaud Clement 7-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean provides the shot of the match, chasing back to the baseline to hit a winner down the right side, but Clement takes the game.
Arnaud Clement 6-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean puts the pressure on Clement in some exhilarating rallies, but the 15th seed manages to keep level.
Arnaud Clement 5-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean moves within one game of victory for the second time in the match.
Arnaud Clement 4-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement serves his fifth ace as he keeps level in the eighth game in the fourth set.
Arnaud Clement 4-4 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean holds his serve in a tight battle against his compatriot and friend.
Arnaud Clement 3-4 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement keeps pace with some blistering first serves.
Arnaud Clement 3-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean takes his third successive game, to go ahead in the fourth set.
Arnaud Clement 2-3 Sebastien Grosjean

The tables turn again as Grosjean breaks back, helped by a double fault from Clement.
Arnaud Clement 2-2 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean manages to hold onto his service game to take his first game of the fourth set.
Arnaud Clement 2-1 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement, on a roll, grabs the second game and looks in control.
Arnaud Clement 2-0 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean suffers a crisis of confidence losing his service game on a double fault.
Arnaud Clement 1-0 Sebastien Grosjean


Third set

Clement clinches a crucial tie-breaker 7-4 to take the set and stay in the match, after some excellent first serves.
Arnaud Clement 7-6 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean takes it to a tie-break after a devastating array of first serves leave Clement with no reply.
Arnaud Clement 6-6 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean starts to crack, allowing Clement to go ahead for the first time in the set.
Arnaud Clement 6-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement, continuing his rise in standards, saves match-point and breaks Grosjean's faltering serve.
Arnaud Clement 5-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement shows extraordinary resilience saving match-point after some tense rallies.
Arnaud Clement 4-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement starts to tighten up, but it is too little too late as Grosjean goes one game away from a place in the final.
Arnaud Clement 3-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Despite a couple of dubious line-calls, Clement takes the game and is still in with a chance.
Arnaud Clement 3-4 Sebastien Grosjean

After an ace and a fantasy rally, Grosjean manages to hold on to his service game.
Arnaud Clement 2-4 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement, desperately hanging on, serves his fourth ace to take the game.
Arnaud Clement 2-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean holds his serve to keep ahead of compatriot Clement.
Arnaud Clement 1-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement serves his third ace of the match and avoids a double break to win his first game of the third set.
Arnaud Clement 1-2 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean serves his seventh ace of the match to help him take the second game.
Arnaud Clement 0-2 Sebastien Grosjean

For the third successive set, Grosjean starts with a break.
Arnaud Clement 0-1 Sebastien Grosjean


Second set

The 15th seed saves two set points, but it is not enough to stop Grosjean grabbing the second set.
Arnaud Clement 2-6 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement shows some of the old touch that has helped him breeze through the tournament so far to claim only his second game of the set.
Arnaud Clement 2-5 Sebastien Grosjean

A second ace from Grosjean, plus Clement's failure to get even his passing shots in, hands the game to the 16th seed.
Arnaud Clement 1-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Sebastien Grosjean
Grosjean takes the second set
Clement's second ace of the match helps him to win his first game of the second set.
Arnaud Clement 1-4 Sebastien Grosjean

More unforced errors from Clement enables Grosjean to power home his service game.
Arnaud Clement 0-4 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean picks off Clement with unerring accuracy as Clement fails to get into his stride.
Arnaud Clement 0-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean on a roll goes up two games as Clement continues to lose his way.
Arnaud Clement 0-2 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement still recovering from losing the first set, concedes his service game.
Arnaud Clement 0-1 Sebastien Grosjean


First set:

Grosjean holds serve to claim the first set..
Arnaud Clement 5-7 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement saves a break point with a reflex volley, but his 24th unforced error hands Grosjean the break moments later.
Arnaud Clement 5-6 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean handles the pressure well and saves the set with well-constructed points.
Arnaud Clement 5-5 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement puts the pressure on by taking his service game with ease.
Arnaud Clement 5-4 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean gets his game back on track with a more solid service game.
Arnaud Clement 4-4 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement saves two break points to prevent an instant break-back.
Arnaud Clement 4-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement develops points well to set up two break points - and takes the first to draw level.
Arnaud Clement 3-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement again struggles to hold his serve, and is lucky to get away with the game.
Arnaud Clement 2-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean goes to 40-0, makes one error and then seals his lead as Clement nets.
Arnaud Clement 1-3 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement takes his first game as he begins to find his range.
Arnaud Clement 1-2 Sebastien Grosjean

Grosjean holds his serve comfortably as Clement contunes to misfire.
Arnaud Clement 0-2 Sebastien Grosjean

Clement errors give his friend three break points, and he takes the second of these to take a break lead.
Arnaud Clement 0-1 Sebastien Grosjean

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