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Hello! This is your live play by play of the 4th round match between Switzerland's Roger Federer (2) and Canada's Milos Raonic (13).

It should be an impressive match and one that would test Federer as all eyes on him if he could continue his unbeaten streak over Raonic. The hard-serving Canadian has been neutralized three times last year by the Swiss Maestro but Raonic has so far been in very good form in the Australian Open tournament.

1st set
Federer to serve
15-0 - Raonic UE
30-0 - Raonic UE
40-0 - Federer ace
1-0 Federer winner

Raonic to serve
15-0 - Wide second serve ace
30-0 - Raonic forehand winner
30-15 - Return of serve by Federer forces a Raonic UE
40-15 - Federer UE
40-30 - 1st double fault by Raonic
1-1 Raonic serves wide which Federer returns w/his backhand, opening up the ad court for a Raonic winner

Federer to serve
15-0 Raonic UE
30-0 Raonic return of serve goes long
40-0 Raonic backhand goes long behind the baseline
2-1 Raonic return of serve hits the net

Raonic to serve
15-0 Raonic forehand winner
30-0 Raonic ace to the Federer backhand
40-0 Raonic forehand winner
2-2 Raonic ace

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer wide ace well beyond Raonic's reach
15-15 Federer forehand hits the net
30-15 A repeat of the Federer ace in this game
40-15 Raonic attempts to put away the point with a devastating forehand but it goes out
3-2 Federer ace

Comment: Federer has been matching Raonic's aces so far in the match. The problem with Raonic, as in past meetings with Federer is that he tries to go for the power serves early and eventually loses steam as the match goes deeper. Game duration: 11 minutes

Raonic to serve
15-0 UE on the Federer return of serve
15-15 Raonic challenges on his forehand which was called out... and it is
15-30 Federer goes for the lob but Raonic was able to return it. Federer hits the backhand, forcing Raonic to commit the error
15-40 Raonic backhand error. First breakpoint for Federer
30-40 Raonic ace
--- Federer challenges the Raonic ace and it is out
40-40 Federer return of serve hits the net
Adv. Federer - Federer hits a passing shot down the line
40-40 Federer return of serve hits the net
Adv. Raonic - Raonic ace
3-3 Raonic hits an overhead smash

Federer to serve
15-0
30-0 Federer made Raonic ran to the other side and he hits a forehand winner
30-15 Raonic return of serve goes down the line
40-15
4-3 Raonic forehand hits the net

Comment: New balls at the start of the next game. The Raonic service game was the first opportunity Federer had to break but the youngster showed some mettle and held.

Raonic to serve
Federer challenges the Raonic serve and he is right as it is out
0-15 Double fault by Raonic
15-15 Federer forehand goes long behind the baseline
30-15 Federer return of serve hits the net
40-15 Federer backhand hits the net
4-4 Raonic ace on the "T"

Federer to serve
15-0 Raonic forehand goes wide
30-0 Raonic backhand hits the net
40-0 Raonic forehand slice hits the net post
5-4 Federer forces Raonic to make the error hit his forehand

Comment: Federer really showing his experience as he continues to be aggressive with his forehand, forcing Raonic out of his comfort zone

Raonic to serve
0-15 Raonic starts the point with an amazing kick-serve but he commits an UE
15-15
15-30 Raonic forehand goes long
30-30 Raonic attacking Federer's backhand now, making him commit an UE
30-40 Raonic double fault. Set-point for Federer
First set goes to Federer as Raonic approaches the net and tries a volley but it hits the net.

Set 1 - Federer

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer continues his aggressive play and hits a forehand down the line winner
15-15 Federer's crosscourt backhand goes long
30-15 Federer volley puts the point away
40-15 Raonic forehand goes well behind the baseline
1-0 Raonic goes for the between the legs shot but it hits the bottom of the net

Raonic to serve
0-15 Raonic forehand doesn't hit the line
15-15 Raonic ace on the "T"
30-15 Raonic puts away that point with a strong forehand volley
40-15 Raonic ace, his 9th of the match
1-1 Raonic hits his 10th ace

Federer to serve
15-0 Raonic UE
30-0 Raonic forehand goes out
40-0 Federer's gamble of approaching the net after the return of serve pays off as he hits a volley that forces a Raonic UE
2-1 Federer

Raonic to serve
15-0 Raonic challenges the call on his serve w/c was called out. Hawkeye says it's in.
15-15 Federer goes for the drop shot and it forces Raonic to hit a long backhand error
30-15 Federer return of serve goes long
30-30 Raonic forehand goes out
40-30 Federer backhand hits the net
2-2 Federer fails to return the Raonic serve

Federer to serve
0-15 Federer's running forehand goes out
15-15 Raonic's return of serve hits the net
30-15
40-15
3-2 Raonic's return of serve hits the net again

Raonic to serve
15-0 Federer return of serve hits the net
15-15 Raonic forehand hits the middle of the net
30-15 Federer return of serve goes long
40-15 Raonic's serve to the Federer backhand forces an error from the Swiss
3-3 Federer return of serve goes well behind the baseline

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer forehand hits the line
30-0
40-0 Federer hits the inside out forehand
4-3 Raonic couldn't return the Federer serve

Raonic to serve
0-15 Raonic forehand hits the net
15-15 Federer return of serve hits the bottom of the net
30-15 Raonic ace
40-15 Federer's backhand return of serve goes out
4-4 Raonic ace

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer answers back w/an ace of his own
30-0 Raonic backhand slice hits the net
40-0 Raonic forehand hits the net
5-4 Raonic return of serve hits the net

Raonic to serve
15-0 Raonic ace
30-0 Ball stops on Federer's racquet trying to return the serve
40-0 Federer crosscourt backhand goes out
40-15 Raonic backhand goes out
5-5 Raonic hits a 224 km/h ace that hits the "T" again

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer hits a wide serve that opens up the adv court for an easy forehand put away
30-0 Raonic UE
40-0 Federer ace
6-5 Federer hits another ace

Raonic to serve
0-15 Raonic backhand goes long
15-15 Federer couldn't return the serve
30-15 Federer backhand hits the net
40-15 Raonic keeps on attacking the Federer backhand
6-6 We head to a tiebreak in the second set. Both players receive one additional challenge

Tiebreak
1-0 Federer after he hits a backhand down the line winner
1-1 Raonic with the powerful serve
2-1 Raonic challenges the call on his 223 km/h serve that was called out. It is in.
2-2 Federer serves to Raonic's backhand, the return goes out
3-2 Federer after a backhand error by Raonic
3-3 Raonic serves down the "T"
Change ends
4-3 Federer backhand down the line catches Raonic off-guard
5-3 Federer after Raonic backhand goes out
6-3 Federer ace
6-4 Federer as Raonic makes the Swiss pay with a forehand down the line winner
7-4 Federer hits a forehand down the line winner to go 2 sets up

Set 2 - Federer

Raonic to serve
0-15
0-30 Raonic forehand hits the net
0-40 Raonic backhand hits the net
1-0 Federer breaks to start the 3rd set

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer ace
30-0 Federer forehand winner
30-15 Federer approaches the net and Raonic takes advantage by hitting a passing forehand shot
30-30
40-30 Federer hits a deep heavy slice that forces Raonic to make an error. Rally was 17 shots long.
2-0 Federer after Raonic forehand hits the net

Raonic to serve
15-0 Federer forehand goes over Raonic's head and off the court
15-15 Raonic forehand goes out
15-30 Raonic forehand goes out
15-40 Raonic forehand goes out again. 2 breakpoints for Federer
30-40 Federer backhand hits the bottom of the net
3-0 Federer

Federer to serve
0-15 Federer error
15-15 Raonic return of serve goes out
15-30 Federer backhand goes well behind the baseline
30-30 Raonic return of serves goes out
40-30 Raonic miss hits the ball and it falls short of the net
40-40 Federer goes for the backhand slice and it his the bottom of the net
Adv. Federer - Federer ace
4-0 Federer with another ace

Raonic to serve
15-0 Raonic sends Federer scrambling with a forehand
30-0 Raonic smashes that ball out of the court
40-0 Raonic attacks Federer's backhand again
40-15 Federer with one of the best drop shots I've seen. That ball really stopped when it hit the court.
40-30 Double fault by Raonic
40-40 Raonic with a very good serve but Federer returns it with his backhand. Raonic's forehand then goes out
Adv. Raonic - Federer couldn't return the serve
40-40 Double fault by Raonic
Adv. Raonic - Raonic with the backhand volley
4-1 Federer as Raonic holds serve

Federer to serve
0-15 Federer backhand hits the net
15-15 Raonic forehand goes long
15-30 Federer backhand goes out
30-30 Federer ace
40-30 Wide serve by Federer forces Raonic to make an error
5-1 Federer ace on the "T"

Raonic to serve
0-15 Federer return of serve backhand winner
15-15 Raonic forehand winner
15-30 Raonic forehand error hits the net
30-30 Federer backhand hits the net post
40-30 Raonic ace
40-40 Raonic forehand goes out
Adv. Raonic - Raonic hits a smash
5-2 Federer as Raonic holds serve again

Federer to serve
15-0 Federer attacks the ball and hits a volley
30-0 Federer down the line forehand winner
40-0 Federer changes the pace by hitting a drop shot
40-15
Game, set and match Federer.
6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Comment: As expected, Raonic seemed to get tired in the 3rd set as his serves were barely a factor. Federer  didn't seem threatened at all by the younger Raonic.

Post-match interview
Federer: "I put on the shirt because I have big muscles, I've got to keep it warm."

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