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Last Updated: Monday, 26 January, 2004, 08:05 GMT
Gamewatch: Federer v Hewitt
All the action as it happens as second seed Roger Federer tackles former world number one Lleyton Hewitt in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 Hewitt


Fourth set

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 Hewitt
Federer, from 0-30 down, plays a delicate volley to earn his second match point, but two errors then hand Hewitt a break point. But the Swiss recovers his composure to seal victory with two more winners.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 5-4 Hewitt
Hewitt saves a match point with a stunning backhand winner and serves out the game to give Federer a test of nerve.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 5-3 Hewitt
Federer moves within a game of victory with a commanding service game, leaving Hewitt serving to save the match.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 4-3 Hewitt
Hewitt appears to be cruising at 40-0 only for Federer to battle back to deuce, but the Australian holds serve to stay alive in the match.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 4-2 Hewitt
Hewitt again gets to 0-30 on the Federer serve but the Swiss has found his 'A' game and holds to edge closer to victory.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 3-2 Hewitt
A flowing backhand winner from Federer brings up three break points. Hewitt saves all three but Federer forces another which he converts for a potentially decisive break.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 2-2 Hewitt
Hewitt sniffs an opportunity at 0-30 but Federer responds with a brave volley and serves out the game to stay on level terms in the set.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 1-2 Hewitt
Hewitt appears to have emerged from his slump as he produces another strong service game to stay ahead.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 1-1 Hewitt
Federer continues to maintain his own form and concludes his own service game with his 11th ace of the match.

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 0-1 Hewitt
A section of the crowd try to rouse Hewitt with a rendition of 'Advance Australia Fair', and he responds with a love service game.


Third set

Federer 4-6 6-3 6-0 Hewitt
A dismal set from Hewitt's point of view reaches a swift conclusion as Federer serves out to take a decisive grip on the match.

Federer 4-6 6-3 5-0 Hewitt
Fireworks can be heard going off in Melbourne's Australia Day celebrations, but it is Federer who is on fire inside the stadium, breaking Hewitt for the third successive time.

Federer 4-6 6-3 4-0 Hewitt
Federer engages top gear with his forehand producing a flurry of winners to take a commanding lead in the third set.

Federer 4-6 6-3 3-0 Hewitt
The errors are now flowing from Hewitt's racket as the home favourite is broken for the second time in the set.

Federer 4-6 6-3 2-0 Hewitt
Federer, ahead for the first time in the match, presses home his advantage by holding serve with a solid game.

Federer 4-6 6-3 1-0 Hewitt
Hewitt serves his fourth double fault on game point and a trademark Federer forehand brings up a break point, which he converts as the Australian nets.


Second set

Federer 4-6 6-3 Hewitt
Federer puts an easy forehand volley into the net and Hewitt earns two break points, but the Swiss responds superbly to save them and close out the game to level the match.

Federer 4-6 5-3 Hewitt
Hewitt falls 15-30 down but responds with two aces to stay alive in the set.

Federer 4-6 5-2 Hewitt
Federer starts with a delightful half-volley winner, only for Hewitt to battle back to earn a break point. But Federer holds his nerve to take a decisive lead.

Federer 4-6 4-2 Hewitt
Hewitt serves his second double fault of the match and is then called for a foot fault to give Federer a set point. The Australian gets back to deuce but is broken for the first time.

Federer 4-6 3-2 Hewitt
Federer is trying to exert pressure with his powerful forehand but has yet to find his usual rhythm despite staying ahead in the set.

Federer 4-6 2-2 Hewitt
Hewitt, who is winning 83% of points on his first serve, shows no sign of wilting as he levels the set with another strong game.

Federer 4-6 2-1 Hewitt
The number two seed is being forced to work hard to win every point by Hewitt but again manages to hold serve game.

Federer 4-6 1-1 Hewitt
Federer wins a marathon rally at 40-0 down and then battles back to deuce but Hewitt's stamina prevails with a running forehand to hold serve.

Federer 4-6 1-0 Hewitt
Federer makes a more confident start to the second set and holds his own serve with relative ease.


First set

Federer 4-6 Hewitt
Federer sends a nervy backhand volley out then pushes a forehand long to bring up two set points for Hewitt. He duly takes his first opportunity to clinch the opening set.

Federer 4-5 Hewitt
Federer ensures Hewitt will have to serve out the set by holding his own serve.

Federer 3-5 Hewitt
Hewitt acknowledges Federer's tenacity to win a long rally but the Australian responds from 30-30 to move within a game of the first set.

Federer 3-4 Hewitt
Federer hits one spectacular winner to win his own service game and keep the set in the balance.

Federer 2-4 Hewitt
Hewitt, who has won eight of their 10 previous meetings, rattles off a service game to love to edge closer to taking the opening set.

Federer 2-3 Hewitt
Federer shows signs of finding his own form with a relatively comfortable service game.

Federer 1-3 Hewitt
Hewitt maintains the pressure on the number two seed with a solid service game to retain his hard-earned advantage.

Federer 1-2 Hewitt
Hewitt maintains his aggressive approach but this time Federer resists the barrage to hold his serve and get off the mark.

Federer 0-2 Hewitt
Federer unleashes a superb forehand to earn two break points, but the Australian hits back to hold serve after some punishing rallies.

Federer 0-1 Hewitt
Hewitt gets the benefit of two net cords to take Federer to deuce from 40-15 down, and the Wimbledon champion then nets twice to give Hewitt an immediate service break.




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