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LIVE Feliciano Lopez vs Roger Federer Dubai 2012 R16

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Roger Federer prevails as he beats a tough competitor in Feliciano Lopez. Federer hit 12 aces and won a superb 92% points when his first serve landed in. Federer answered all questions asked by Lopez handsomely to beat the Spaniard 7-5, 6-3. Federer kept a strong hold on his game and did not allow Lopez to click at any point. Federer raised the bar when it was time and it all paid off as he broke Lopez once in each set to seal the deal with a crunching volley.

Lopez : 5, 3   Federer:7, 6

Federer works his returns in place and takes Lopez through pressure staking situations as the Spaniards is unable to keep his first serves coming. The former World number one indulges Lopez in rallies and forces errors to get a look at break point. Federer snatches the break and gets the lead at 5-3 in the second set

Lopez : 5, 3   Federer:7, 5

Federer continues to target his first serves at tactical corners and slices volleys at the lines for winners at the trend of quick service holds continues. Federer holds serve to love yet again and takes the lead at 4-3 in the second set

Lopez : 5, 3   Federer:7, 4

Lopez continues his barrage of aces in his service game as he aims his first serves to perfection and rushes towards the net only to crack crisp volley winners. Federer struggles to keep his returns in play as Lopez holds serve and equates at 3-3 in the second set

Lopez : 5, 3   Federer:7, 3

Federer rains his share of aces on the Lopez court with precision as the Spaniard is unable to touch the stinging serves. Federer clubs his first serve with clever volleys onto open court for a 3-2 lead in the second set

Lopez : 5, 2   Federer:7, 3

Lopez bombards the court with massive first serves and registers aces for easy points in the game. Federer struggles to keep his returns in play as Lopez holds serve and levels scores at 2-2 in the second set

Lopez : 5, 2   Federer:7, 2

Federer targets forehands with perfection and manages to make the most of his second serves. Lopez tries his best to crack returns at required pace but then fails to do so as Federer holds serve and takes the lead at 2-1 in the second set

Lopez : 5, 1   Federer:7, 2

Mammoth first serves fill the Lopez service game as the Spaniard targets the line with his serve and follows them with sharp volley winners for easy points in the game. He holds serve at the the loss of a single point and levels scores at 1-1 in the second set

Lopez : 5, 1   Federer:7, 1

Federer carries the momentum into the second set at he kicks in serves to the Lopez backhand and manages to make the most of his angled volleys. He holds serve at the loss of a single point and takes the lead at 1-0 in the second set

Set - 2
Lopez : 5, 0   Federer:7, 1

It was a tight set as both players traded punches with equal thrust for the first nine games. But then Federer took his game up a notch and kept asking the right questions at the right time. He took Lopez through a long service game and then held with ease before breaking the Spaniard in the eleventh game with a sliding backhand slice return. Federer served 9 aces and got 95% of his first serve points to take the first set 7-5

Lopez : 5   Federer:7

Federer does it once again as he changes pace on his serves and  follows them with tactically placed ground strokes in the game. He just loses one point in the game to hold serve and take the lead at 6-5 in the first set

Lopez : 5   Federer:6

Federer tried his best to stranglehold Lopez in the tenth game as he got handful of set points, but was unable to convert them. Lopez handles pressure well as he angles out aces and keeps his forehands at corner clubbing them efficiently with cornered volleys. He holds serve and levels scores at 5-5 in the first set

Lopez : 5   Federer:5

Federer holds serve within a blink of an eye as he angles the serve and peppers the line with his deep ground strokes for all points in the game. Federer holds serve for a 5-4 lead in the first set and puts the pressure right back on Lopez

Lopez : 4   Federer:5

Lopez clenches her first in content as he places his sliding serve and keeps Federer guessing. Federer manages to return the odd serve but is unable to stop the charging Lopez. The Spaniard holds serve and levels at 4-4 in the first set

Lopez : 4   Federer:4

Federer breezes through yet another hold of the serve as Lopez get struggles to put back effective returns back onto the court. The Swiss legend loses just one point and holds serve with ease to lead 4-3 in the first set

Lopez : 3   Federer:4

Lopez targets the Federer backhand with his serve and strikes forehands at corners only to follow them with sharp volleys. He losses a single point on his serve and takes the hold of serve. He holds serve and levels the score at 3-3 in the first set

Lopez : 3   Federer:3

Lopez tries his best to place his returns and earns two points for his efforts put in. Federer kicks in serves consistently and cracks massive forehands to take the hold serve at the loss of two points. He holds and nudges ahead at 3-2 in the first set

Lopez : 2   Federer:3

Lopez strikes backhands with aggression and clubs them efficiently with his first serves. The Spaniard just loses one point in the game as Federer struggles to return serves in the game. Lopez holds serve with ease and levels at 2-2 in the first set

Lopez : 2   Federer:2

Federer takes perfect assistance form his high octane first serves and combines it effectively with massive backhands to get all the points in the game. He holds to love and gets to a 2-1 lead in the first set

Lopez : 1   Federer:2

Lopez slices in serves and takes control of his massive forehands in the game. The Spaniard angles his forehands to perfection and makes the most of his backhand volleys in the game. He loses one point before get to a easy hold of serve and levels at 1-1 in the first set

Lopez : 1   Federer:1

Federer puts in tactical serves and starts the game with confidence as Lopez works in effective returns for two points. Federer kicks in serves and holds serve for a 1-0 lead in the first set

Set - 1
Lopez : 0   Federer:1
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