Australian Open: Fucsovics v Federer, Barty beats Riske and more – live!

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Fucsovics 6-4 1-6 2-6 Federer Fucsovics, spooked, plays a ball that looks like it’s going out and hits a backhand slice volley that gives him 15-30. And though Federer pegs him back, it’s quickly 30-40, but a forehand then dips long and within seconds the set is sealed with a glorious backhand volley.

Fucsovics 6-4 1-6 2-5 Federer You can guess what happens next: Federer cranks up the pressure and at 15-30 incites Fucsovics to botch a backhand down the line. Then, he sends Federer to the backhand corner, Federer flicks back a speculative get cross-court and, as he comes in, Fucsovics allows it over his shoulder because it’s going out … except it isn’t! It’s borderline spooky how that stuff goes for Federer, how the cosmos conspires with the gods to subvert the laws of physics, right in front of our eyes.

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