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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 June, 2005, 11:56 GMT 12:56 UK
Gamewatch: Hewitt v Lopez
Wimbledon quarter-final result:

L HEWITT (Aus) v F LOPEZ (Spa)

7-5 6-4 7-6 (7-2)


Game-by-game updates:

Third set:

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 7-6 Lopez
Has Hewitt set the tone for the tie-break with a wonderful passing shot on the first point before getting a mini-break on the second? A cry of "C'mon!" greets a 4-1 lead and another follows when he breaks again to go 5-2 up. A double "C'mon!" marks him earning four match points at 6-2. The number three seed only needs one as Lopez nets and it's another "C'mon!". Next on the agenda is Roger Federer in the semi-finals.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 6-6 Lopez
It is crunch time and Lopez shows more mental fortitude than in the previous sets after going 0-15 down. A kicking serve followed up by a forehand passing shot secure him the game and send us into a tie-break.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 6-5 Lopez
Have the roles reversed as Hewitt cards his second double fault of the match? Not a chance. An ace follows and he is soon back in front having held to 15.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 5-5 Lopez
Lopez safely negotiates the first two points and fires down an ace for the third. The crowd are delighted that he wins the game to 15 after a wobble on the fourth point.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 5-4 Lopez
Another love service game featuring Hewitt aces number 13 and 14. Now the Australian will be focusing on returning Lopez's serves and testing his opponents resilience under pressure.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 4-4 Lopez
Anything you can do I can do better. Lopez replies to Hewitt's love service game with one of his own which features a massive smash two feet from the net.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 4-3 Lopez
The sun has gone in and as the temperature drops so has the atmosphere on Centre Court. There is a feeling of inevitability that the match will soon be over as Hewitt again cruises through a service game, holding to love.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 3-3 Lopez
Lopez levels with a good service game, but if the first two sets are anything to go by he had better start worrying about the frailty of his mental game as we enter the second half of the set.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 3-2 Lopez
"Vamos". Lopez is delighted as he injects some pace into a point to level at 15-15 and leave Hewitt scrabbling for a return, but it is the only one he wins as the Australian plays with cool, control to move within three games of victory.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 2-2 Lopez
Yet again the server drops the opening point of the game and yet again they come from behind to hold. A stretched, back-pedalling overhead gives Lopez game point and he converts it with a high, driven forehand voley.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 2-1 Lopez
Hewitt loses the first point but then powers through the game, capping it with an ace four points later to move ahead again and put the pressure back on Lopez.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 1-1 Lopez
The wheels threaten to come off the Lopez challenge but he battles back from 0-30 down as he finds his range with the serve and holds to 30.

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 1-0 Lopez
Hewitt opens a set on serve for the third time and it is his best opening service game yet. He holds to love and Lopez's unforced error count is steadily rising.


Second set:

Hewitt 7-5 6-4 Lopez
Oh-oh. Lopez opens with a double fault and is then over ambitious in charging to the net and he puts a half-volley into the net before pushing a backhand slice long. One break point is saved but not the second. Hewitt celebrates the second set with his second roar of "C'mon!".

Hewitt 7-5 5-4 Lopez
After the fastest serve comes the longest rally and Hewitt wins it when Lopez pushes the 18th shot long. Hewitt holds to love to edge ahead and to within four points of a two-set lead.

Hewitt 7-5 4-4 Lopez
Lopez is playing with flair and enjoys another good service game that features two aces - the second is the fastest serve of the match at 136mph. The intriguing question now is will he tighten up again as we reach the business end of the set?

Hewitt 7-5 4-3 Lopez
The game opens with the best point of the match, a rally of wonderful movement and variety around the court which ends when Lopez puts a tame backhand into the net. Hewitt holds to 15.

Hewitt 7-5 3-3 Lopez
A remarkbale punched backhand return down the line gives Hewitt his only point of the game. The Spaniard looks to have recovered his best form after a dodgy 20-minute spell.

Hewitt 7-5 3-2 Lopez
Lopez has no answer to Hewitt's serve and the number three seed races through another service game to love. It means all the pressure turns back on to Lopez and the question as to whether he can hold again.

Hewitt 7-5 2-2 Lopez
The Australian's return is holding up well to the left-handed serve but it not quite enough to find a break, a whipped dipping lob going just long as Lopez holds to 30.

Hewitt 7-5 2-1 Lopez
Lopez stops a run of 11 straight Hewitt points on serve but is then diocked a point for calling a serve out, which the umpire decrees hinders his opponent. The decision seems to earn him the sympathy and support of the crowd, although that does not help him break.

Hewitt 7-5 1-1 Lopez
The pair play a rally of rocketing groundstrokes and when Hewitt nets Lopez levels in the screaming stakes with a first "Vamos" of the afternoon. Three points later he levels in terms of games in the second set - but is helped by a poor line call.

Hewitt 7-5 1-0 Lopez
With that first set in the bag, the number three seed immediately looks more relaxed and enjoys a dominant service game holding to love for the second time in a row.


First set:

Hewitt 7-5 Lopez
Lopez tightens up and gifts Hewitt three break points with a volley into the net. He saves two but then another netted volley hands the Australian the first set.

Hewitt 6-5 Lopez
Serve is dominating at the moment and Hewitt holds to love. Lopez will hope that run continues as he serves to stay in the set after falling behind again.

Hewitt 5-5 Lopez
After a word at the change over with the umpire over what he thought was a wrong line call, Hewitt comes out to break for the set but has no answer to the Spaniard's powerful service game.

Hewitt 5-4 Lopez
Hewitt is looking frustrated as he struggles to string a run of points together. An ace at 30-30 brings out the first "C'mon!" but it is followed by another loose shot that takes it to deuce before he eventually holds.

Hewitt 4-4 Lopez
Left-handed Lopez is bubbling with confidence on Centre Court but it costs him when he attempts a flamboyant smash that goes wide and gifts Hewitt a break point. A double fault means it is all square.

Hewitt 3-4 Lopez
Hewitt is opting to serve and volley on his rivals backhand but the tactic fails when a flighted return evades him. It is the only point he drops and he hammers down an ace to finish the game.

Hewitt 2-4 Lopez
Lopez is showing wonderful variety in his groundstrokes and his radar is tuned into the net cord which helps him out again as he holds to 15.

Hewitt 2-3 Lopez
A double fault leaves Hewitt 0-30 down and when the Australian then nets a loose forehand Lopez has three break points. He converts the third, but only after his opponent is runs down a shot that flicks off the net cord but is unable to return it.

Hewitt 2-2 Lopez
The 23rd seed pushes a forehand long on the first point and players risky tennis on the third, running around to take shots on his forehand and leaving the court open for Hewitt to drill a winner down the opposite line. However, he is still good enough to win the set.

Hewitt 2-1 Lopez
Lopez is showing some deft touches, particularly on one venture into the net. But Hewitt is equally adept when going forward and is showing his customary speed around the court early to hold to 30.

Hewitt 1-1 Lopez
The Spaniard starts with a good service game holding to love after some fizzing serves and getting the better of two baseline rallies.

Hewitt 1-0 Lopez
There's something for everyone early doors. The second point of the match is a 16-stroke baseline rally which Lopez takes with the help of a net cord. Hewitt serves and volleys the third point before two aces help him hold to 15.




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