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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 June, 2005, 17:10 GMT 18:10 UK
Gamewatch - Rusedski v Johansson
Wimbledon second round result:

G RUSEDSKI (GB) v J JOHANSSON (Swe)

6-7 6-3 4-6 6-7


Game-by-game updates:

Fourth set:

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 6-7 (5-7) Johansson
Johansson puts his frustration behind him by clinching the tie-break and match and denying Rusedski playing a fifth set on Thursday.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 6-6 Johansson
Johansson is still not happy with playing in failing light but holds his nerve to stay level with Rusedski and force the tie-break.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 6-5 Johansson
Johansson is visibly annoyed at the umpire's decision to play one more game before ending reconvening on Thursday as light lessens on Centre Court. But Rusedski fans are delighted, especially as the Briton holds service.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 5-5 Johansson
Johansson stays in the game as the fourth set looks likely to reach its climax with a tie-break.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 5-4 Johansson
A hopeful crowd begin clapping in unison to cheer on Rusedski, who keeps up the pressure with a comfortable game.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 4-4 Johansson
A delicious drop-shot helps Johansson seal a love service game.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 4-3 Johansson
A troubled game for Rusedski, who is distracted by an injured ball-boy and notches up his seventh double fault of the match, but he holds his nerve at deuce to secure the game.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 3-3 Johansson
Johansson's frustration is becoming apparent when he misses an easy forehand down the line but he still holds on to take the game.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 3-2 Johansson
A love service game is just what Rusedski needs as he stays in the hunt for the fourth set, closing out the game with an ace.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 2-2 Johansson
The crowd are really behind Rusedski, desperately hoping the British number can stave off execution with a fiesty display but Johansson shows the match is still in his hands as he rattles off another game.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 2-1 Johansson
Another great service game keeps Rusedski in with a shout as the Centre Court crowd look nervously on.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 1-1 Johansson
The end of the day's play is drawing near and Rusedski knows he must win this set if he is to take the match to a deciding set on Thursday. The Canadian-born Briton forces Johansson to deuce but the Swede holds on with some solid serving.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 1-0 Johansson
Rusedski looks set to seal a comfortable service game but excellent net-play from Johansson and another double fault takes the scores to deuce. Howeever he holds on to close out the game.


Third set:

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-6 Johansson
Rusedski is given a reprieve when Johansson squanders his first set point with a double fault, but the Swede makes no mistake with the next, blasting his 12th ace past the Briton to take the third set.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 4-5 Johansson
Rusedski starts and finishes with an ace as he wins his first game in four. He avoids deuce after overcoming brilliant rally Johansson in a brilliant rally.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 3-5 Johansson
Big sighs from the crowd as Johansson consolidates his break.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 3-4 Johansson
Rusedski seems to have lost some zip, earning Johansson a break point which he converts after a second double fault from the Briton.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 3-3 Johansson
Johansson cruises through his service game, only dropping a point when he mishits a forehand while trying to belt the cover off the ball.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 3-2 Johansson
Another straightforward hold for Rusedski as the light begins to fade a little on Centre Court.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 2-2 Johansson
Johansson balloons a volley over the baseline to go break-point down. But the Swede saves the danger with an ace and goes on to hold.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 2-1 Johansson
Rusedski holds serve without dropping a point.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 1-1 Johansson
Johansson holds to 15 as the match passes the one-and-a-half-hour mark.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 1-0 Johansson
Rusedski lets a 40-0 lead slip and is pegged back to deuce. But he hangs on, clinching the game with a drop volley.


Second set:

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 6-3 Johansson
It is all looking sunny for Rusedski suddenly as he sends a blistering return down the line to claim the second break point of the game and clinch the second set.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 5-3 Johansson
Rusedski consolidates his break with an impressive service game, much to the delight of the Wimbledon crowd inside and outside Centre Court.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 4-3 Johansson
There is a roar from Centre Court as Rusedski finally gets the break he needs, after forcing the Swede to deuce. The Briton puts away a passing shot to give himself a real chance of claiming the second set.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 3-3 Johansson
Rusedski races to 40-0 before falling foul of a brilliantly angled back-handed return across the court but he then closes out the game.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 2-3 Johansson
Some crumbs of hopes for Rusedski fans as the Canadian-born Brit claims a point but his Swedish opponent eases through the next four points to hold service with little trouble.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 2-2 Johansson
A good game for the British number two after uncertain beginnings, Rusedski racking up his 10th ace of the match.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 1-2 Johansson
Another love service game from Johansson, who proves to be quite a hefty obstacle when he comes to the net.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 1-1 Johansson
Rusedski's third double fault of the match leaves the scores at 30-30 but the Briton responds well afterwards to hold service.

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) 0-1 Johansson
Rusedski may have lost the first set but he remains focused, forcing Johansson to 30-30 before the Swede closes out the game.


First set:

Rusedski 6-7 (10-12) Johansson
The tie-break becomes an intense duel as both players refuse to give way. Rusedski saves two set points as he battles back to 6-6. The Swede then hits long to give Rusedski the first of two set point opportunities. But Johansson eventually prevails converting his fifth set point with his eighth ace of the match.

Rusedski 6-6 Johansson
The first set heads into a tie-break, despite a feisty display by Rusedski. Johansson had raced to a 40-15 lead with some well-disguised serving but the Briton forced the game to deuce. However, The Swede held his nerve to close out the game.

Rusedski 6-5 Johansson
Rusedski receives a rousing applause from the home crowd as eases to a love service game with his sixth ace, but the first set is racing closer and closer to nerve-wrangling tie-break.

Rusedski 5-5 Johansson
Rusedski raises British hopes by claiming a point off Johansson's serve, but struggles to get even a racquet to the next three before the Swede closes out for another comfortable game.

Rusedski 5-4 Johansson
A solid service game from the British player and he holds with no real scares.

Rusedski 4-4 Johansson
The world number 10 from Sweden is maintaining the pressure on the home favourite as he comfortably holds service.

Rusedski 4-3 Johansson
Rusedski hands Johansson the first break point of the game. The Briton brings out a 140mph Howitzer to ease the pressure but a second double-fault ensures more pressure before he eventually retains service.

Rusedski 3-3 Johansson
Another love service game from the Swede, who closes out with some aggressive play at the net.

Rusedski 3-2 Johansson
Rusedski is wrongfooted by Johansson's clever drop-shot to force deuce but the Canadian-born Brit holds his nerve to avert the threat.

Rusedski 2-2 Johansson
This second-round clash looks set to be a battle of serves as Johansson grabs his second ace to easily close out the game.

Rusedski 2-1 Johansson
Rusedski shows he has not lost serving touch, claiming a love service game. Only one point has been dropped in the first three games.

Rusedski 1-1 Johansson
The big Swede eases to love service game in front of an anxious crowd on Centre Court.

Rusedski 1-0 Johansson
British number two Rusedski comfortably holds his opening service game. Rusedski has lost two of his three previous encounters with Johansson but has never faced the 11th-seeded Swede at a Grand Slam tournament before.



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