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Last Updated: Monday, 21 June, 2004, 13:27 GMT 14:27 UK
G'watch: Federer v Bogdanovic
All the action as reigning champion Roger Federer beats British hope Alex Bogdanovic in straight sets on Centre Court.

Result: Federer 6-3 6-3 6-0 Bogdanovic


Federer 6-3 6-3 6-0 Bogdanovic
Two more powerful forehands give Federer an early lead before Bogdanovic hits back to take it to 30-30. With rain on the horizon Federer obviously wants a swift finish and brings up match point with a stunning forehand. Bogdanovic has other ideas and takes it to deuce. Federer will not be denied for long though and when Bogdanovic hits a forehand wide the match is all over. It has been an impressive first outing for the top seed and short-odds favourite.

Federer 6-3 6-3 5-0 Bogdanovic
Federer has looked more and more impressive as the match has gone on. Bogdanovic has no answer and takes just one point from the Swiss. The end is near.

Federer 6-3 6-3 4-0 Bogdanovic
We are into the final straight now as Federer destroys the Bogdanovic serve for the second game running, finishing it off with a forehand flourish.

Federer 6-3 6-3 3-0 Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic keeps fighting with some one-off winners, but he does not have the consistency to trouble Federer who cruises into a three-game lead.

Federer 6-3 6-3 2-0 Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic delights the packed arena with a sublime drop volley. But he hits a forehand into the net on the run to give Federer another break point. And then under-hits a sliced backhand to hand his opponent the game.

Federer 6-3 6-3 1-0 Bogdanovic
Some fine tennis from Federer gives him the first game of the third set to love.


Second set:

Federer 6-3 6-3 Bogdanovic
A fantastic angled backhand overhead from Federer again gives him a 0-30 advantage. Bogdanovic then has the Swiss scurrying all over the baseline only to tamely hit the ball into the net to give Federer set point. And a missed forehand by Bogdanovic hands the set to the champion.

Federer 6-3 5-3 Bogdanovic
Federer starts with another double fault, but it is a false dawn for Bogdanovic as the top seed wins the next four points and the game.

Federer 6-3 4-3 Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic is undaunted by the setback. With his best effort so far he wins the game to love thanks to some top class serve-volleying.

Federer 6-3 4-2 Bogdanovic
Federer's second double fault gives Bogdanovic a glimpse of a chance at 30-30 - and a mishit backhand brings up the first break point on the Swiss serve. Federer saves the first one - only for Bogdanovic to immediately earn a second. But the Briton overcooks a forehand volley and the chance is gone. Federer wins the game with a forehand right into the corner.

Federer 6-3 3-2 Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic is looking more relaxed now and he again comes from behind thanks to some searching shots from the baseline.

Federer 6-3 3-1 Bogdanovic
Federer's serve is again untroubled, with his only problem caused by a slight slip on Wimbledon's greasy day one turf.

Federer 6-3 2-1 Bogdanovic
Another gutsy display by Bogdanovic. He battles back to hold his serve with a smash after finding himself trailing 0-30.

Federer 6-3 2-0 Bogdanovic
Federer is now looking imperious on his own serve and consolidates the break by winning to love.

Federer 6-3 1-0 Bogdanovic
The second set kicks off with the most entertaining game so far. Despite surrendering the first two points, a classy volley and his second ace help Bogdanovic to deuce. The longest rally of the match ends when Federer hits the 17th stroke into the net - but a Bogdanovic mistake brings up another break point and the champion does not need another invitation.

First set:

Federer 6-3 Bogdanovic
For the first time Bogdanovic causes problems on the Federer serve. But the Swiss steps up the pace at 30-30 and claims the first set in 27 minutes.

Federer 5-3 Bogdanovic
Bogdanovic fights back from 0-30 down to 30-30, only for Federer to bring up his first set point with a fantastic cross-court winner. But Bogdanovic saves it and then shows his mettle by winning the game with two pinpoint first serves.

Federer 5-2 Bogdanovic
The umpire over-rules a line judge in favour of Bogdanovic - but Federer is undaunted with another straightforward win on his serve.

Federer 4-2 Bogdanovic
Better news for the home support, as strong serving puts Bogdanovic 40-0 up - and he wins the game to love with a thundering overhead.

Federer 4-1 Bogdanovic
Federer charges the net and forces Bogdanovic into errors, losing just one point in another comfortable service game.

Federer 3-1 Bogdanovic
Federer takes the Briton to deuce. Bogdanovic claims advantage with a stunning full-stretch backhand volley, but then goes long with a backhand. He saves break point with an ace - but eventually capitulates, surendering his serve with a double fault.

Federer 2-1 Bogdanovic
Federer wins the game to love - wrapping it up with a booming ace.

Federer 1-1 Bogdanovic
Unfancied Briton Bogdanovic provides his fans with some early cheer, moving 40-0 up. Federer hits back with a powerful forehand before Bogdanovic clinches the game.

Federer 1-0 Bogdanovic
Federer is straight into his rhythm on his serve, cruising through the first game for the loss of just one point.

1300 BST The covers have been removed after the first showers of Wimbledon 2004 and play looks set to start on time.





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