ROGER FEDERER VS BORNA CORIC LIVE
*Federer 2-6 3-2 Coric
Brilliant Coric backhand return down the line, 30-30. Federer fires back with an unreturned serve.
Federer forehand mis-hit goes wide, deuce. Federer ace and a drop shot winner keep him in front in this set.
Federer 2-6 2-2 Coric*
Love hold from Coric in no time at all. No drop in Coric’s intensity.
*Federer 2-6 2-1 Coric
Nothing coming easy for Federer at the moment as Coric applies the pressure, especially on the return.
But an ace, his third of the match, alleviates a little bit of the pressure.
Federer 2-6 1-1 Coric*
Another routine hold for Coric. Federer is in big trouble unless he can win some more baseline rallies.
*Federer 2-6 1-0 Coric
An ace to start for Federer. But Coric responds with a backhand pass.
However, Federer gets off to a much better start as he closes the game when Coric goes wide with a backhand.
Federer 2-6 Coric*
Federer forehand return long, 30-15. Blistering backhand down the line from Coric brings up two set points.
And a big serve down the T gives Coric the set in 41 minutes. Excellent tennis from the Croatian.
*Federer 2-5 Coric
Nice touch by Coric to lob Federer, 15-30. Massive chance for Coric to get a set point but he puts a straight forward forehand wide.
Coric is ALL over Federer’s serve and causing problems with the returns. Federer increasingly having to come to the net.
But it is a deft drop shot winner which keeps Federer in the game. Shock here as Federer calls for a physio and gets a medical timeout.
The trainer appears to be working on Federer’s right thumb.
Federer 1-5 Coric*
Aggressive shot making from Federer gets the error from Coric. And then Coric double faults, 15-30.
Federer long with a backhand. Really sloppy mistakes, eight off his backhand so far, 40-30. And a ninth puts Coric a game away from the set.
*Federer 1-4 Coric
Federer is finally up and running. Still an uphill position from here.
Federer 0-4 Coric*
Federer puts a backhand on the run wide, 30-15. But Coric mis-hits a backhand wide, 30-all. Ace Coric.
Federer volley winner, deuce. Federer is struggling to win the baseline rallies and Coric consolidates.
*Federer 0-3 Coric
Dreadful start for Federer confirmed as he blasts a simple backhand long to go down a double break.
Coric is looking mightily impressive.
Federer 0-2 Coric*
Chance for Federer as Coric goes long with a backhand. But Coric gets back level with a well-struck forehand into the corner.
And he stays in front when Federer puts a backhand wide.
*Federer 0-1 Coric
Lovely forehand passing shot from Coric, deuce. Federer then goes wide with a forehand up the line, break point. And the Croat gets the ideal start when Federer goes wide with a backhand.
16:35: Federer and Coric are on court and warming up.
16:30: Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Roger Federer’s second-round clash against Borna Coric at the Italian Open.