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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 July, 2004, 15:34 GMT 16:34 UK
Gamewatch: Federer v Roddick
Result: Federer 4-6 7-5 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 Roddick

All the action from the men's final on Centre Court as Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick in a four-set thriller.


Fourth set:

Federer 6-4 Roddick
Federer sinks to his knees in sheer delight after securing championship point with his second ace of the game.

Federer 5-4 Roddick
Roddick serves to stay in the match and does what he need to do as the set, and possibly match, nears its thrilling climax.

Federer 5-3 Roddick
The world number one holds serve to move just one game away from defending his Wimbledon title.

Federer 4-3 Roddick
More shocks follow as Roddick, so close to a break in the previous game, loses his service game to love.

Federer 3-3 Roddick
Another tense service game for Federer who is forced to save four break points. After a particularly dramatic rally won by Federer's backhand passing shot, Roddick shakes the net in frustration.

Federer 2-3 Roddick
Roddick has really found his rhythm, producing a barrage of big serves to seal a love service game.

Federer 2-2 Roddick
Roddick hits a backhand winner down the line to earn three break points, but Federer saves them, plus a fourth, to hold serve.

Federer 1-2 Roddick
The American big hitter concedes just one point on his way to holding serve.

Federer 1-1 Roddick
Federer eases to a love service game to keep the pressure on Roddick

Federer 0-1 Roddick
Roddick is still fuming from letting the third set slip through his fingers, but manages to win his opening service game of the fourth set.


Third set:

Federer 7-6 (7-3) Roddick
Three aces are served in the first four points as scores stay level but Federer pulls away after unforced errors from Roddick takes him to 5-2. The American attempts a fightback but cannot stop the world number serving out for the third set.

Federer 6-6 Roddick
Roddick hots two aces on his way to ensuring a tie-break - the first of this final.

Federer 6-5 Roddick
Federer edges ahead after securing his service game with an exquisite drop volley at the net.

Federer 5-5 Roddick
The American number two seed looks in trouble as he goes down 0-30, but battles back, eventually sealing the game with yet another unreturnable serve.

Federer 5-4 Roddick
A winning forehand volley helps Federer once again move a game ahead.

Federer 4-4 Roddick
Roddick's errors on the baseline hand Federer a break point. The American battles back to deuce but cannot stop the Swiss star winning the second break point to move back on serve.

Federer 3-4 Roddick
Federer shows no weariness from the enforced rain delay as he comfortably holds his service game.

1656: Play resumes with Roddick a break up and desperate to make up for missed opportunities in the second set.

1617 BST: Play suspended and the covers come on as rain interrupts the men's final for the second time.

Federer 2-4 Roddick
From 0-30 down, Roddick wins the the next four points to hold service as rain starts to fall on Centre Court.

Federer 2-3 Roddick
Federer produces a love service game to stay in the chase.

Federer 1-3 Roddick
Roddick consolidates after the break by winning his game with some accurate first serves.

Federer 1-2 Roddick
It looks to be another topsy-turvy set as another backhand error from Federer hands Roddick a break point, which he converts to move a game ahead.

Federer 1-1 Roddick
Roddick eases to a comfortable service game as he attempts to put his second set nightmare behind him.

Federer 1-0 Roddick
Boosted by his second set triumph, the defending champion gets his third set campaign off to a good start by holding serve.


Second set:

Federer 7-5 Roddick
A stroke luck at deuce proves pivotal for Federer as his shot trips the top of the net to leave Roddick flat-footed and a point away from sealing the second set - which he does with a forehand winner down the line.

Federer 6-5 Roddick
Federer produces an ace to move ahead in the set once again.

Federer 5-5 Roddick
Roddick hits a low volley into the vacant forehand pace to ease to another service game.

Federer 5-4 Roddick
The world number one finally breaks his four-game losing streak by comfortably holding serve.

Federer 4-4 Roddick
The number two seed levels the set, having been four games down with a fine display of serve and volleying.

Federer 4-3 Roddick
A noisy television camera at the Royal Box end provides a minor distraction to the drama on court as Roddick earns a break point with an impressive backhand winner down the line.

The American converts the point to move back on serve in an rollercoaster second set.

Federer 4-2 Roddick
Roddick holds a vital service game after Federer's forehand return goes long.

Federer 4-1 Roddick
Another reversal of fortune as Roddick manages to get a break back. Federer saves three break points but the American converts the fourth with a forehand winner.

Federer 4-0 Roddick
Roddick seems to be falling apart as he hands Federer a double break to go four games ahead.

Federer 3-0 Roddick
Federer comfortably holds service to extend his lead over an out-of-sorts Roddick.

Federer 2-0 Roddick
Roddick gifts his service game to Federer with a series of terrible double faults to signal a dramatic turnaround in the match.

Federer 1-0 Roddick
The defending champion is already in trouble in his opening game of the second set and is forced to save break point after a tremendous rally.


First set:

Federer 4-6 Roddick
Roddick races to 40-0 for three set points and converts the last to take the first set.

Federer 4-5 Roddick
The Swiss star holds serve as his opponent remains just one game away from a one-set lead.

Federer 3-5 Roddick
Federer gets a handle on two of Roddick's bullet serves, but is unable to stop the American move within one game of taking the set.

Federer 3-4 Roddick
The number two seed seems to be reading Federer's serve, producing two winning returns as he forces deuce but the world number one manages to claim the next to points to hold his service game.

Federer 2-4 Roddick
Roddick's tactic of coming into the net on his second service has really surprised Federer, who cannot stop his American challenger easing to another service game.

1500: Play resumes with the defending champion a break down and Roddick given the very real opportunity of winning the first set.

1425 BST: Play suspended and the covers are on as rain disrupts play.

Federer 2-3 Roddick
Roddick is just two points from a double-break at 15-30 after another shaky service game from the world number one, but Federer holds on to eventually see the game out as drops of rain start to fall.

Federer 1-3 Roddick
Celebrations over his break in the previous game are shortlived as Roddick's own serve looks in trouble. The American is forced to save four break points to maintain his lead.

Federer 1-2 Roddick
Just the third game in and Roddick gets his first break point, which he neatly converts to take a vital lead in this first set.

Federer 1-1 Roddick
Number two seed Roddick races to 40-0 with a powerful display of serving before conceding a point and has little trouble holding service.

Federer 1-0 Roddick
Defending champion Federer serves first, opting to stay back on the baseline for each service point on his way to securing the game.

1400 BST: The players make the nervous walk out onto Centre Court after a brief delay as the umpire assesses light spots of rain in the air.

The threat of rain looms large for this Wimbledon final, but for now Federer and Roddick get on with the business at hand, beginning their pre-match warm-up.





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