Friday, 31 December 2010

Abu Dhabi 2011 Semi-Finals LIVE comments every game

Federer vs Soderling - 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3

set 1

Federer is currently looking in good form and brought deuce in soderling's service game, though he looked a bit shaky at 40-0 on his second service game he still went on to take it to 30.

Soderling does well to win 4 consecutive points from 15-40 in his second service game.

Soderling storms to a 0-40 lead but Federer plays brilliantly to win 5 consecutive points and go 3-2 up

Soderling hits two aces to go 30-0 up then Federer comes back to 30-40 for a break point and Soderling responds with another ace and an unreturned serve. Federer gets it back to deuce but Soderling hits a fourth ace and a second unreturned serve to take the game and level the match

Federer takes the lead again with some stunning shots to win a love service game.

Great play by both players but Soderling holds after another scare on his service game.

Federer allows Soderling to have another break point but Federer comes back and takes the game. Both players look shaky on serve and neither can seem to convert their break point, even after so many.

Good serving by Soderling and he take the game to 15.

Federer holds to love.

We are going to a tie breaker as Soderling adds to his ace count

Federer takes the first point.
Federer tries to come to the net on the first point but fails and a Soderling winner puts him in the lead.
Soderling takes both points with errors from Federer.
Another two mistakes by Federer, giving Soderling 5 set points.
Two good serves by Federer saves the first 2 set points.

Federer loses the first set with a backhand error.
6-7(3) to Soderling.

set 2

Soderling continues his dominance with a love service game, after great shots by Soderlings as well as bad errors by federer.
6-7(3), 0-1

Federer responds with some powerful serves and an effective serve and volley tactic but is a bit shaky after going 40-0 up but wins to 30.
6-7(3), 1-1

Soderling looks to have taken the game with a convincing 30-0 lead but Federer storms back with a break point, which is saved by Soderling, but Federer takes a second break point and this time wins it to achieve the first break of the match.
6-7(3), 2-1

Federer solidifies his lead with a hold to 15.
6-7(3), 3-1

Soderling responds with powerful serves and holds to love.
6-7(3), 3-2

Federer stays a break up with some good serves and he bags his 10th ace.
6-7(3), 4-2

Soderling runs to 40-0 but Federer takes the next two points but Soderling keeps the pressure on Federer in the second set.
6-7(3), 4-3

Soderling starts the game well with a 0-15 lead but a few bad shots gives Federer a 40-15 lead and Federer goes 1 game away from taking the second set, holding to 30.
6-7(3), 5-3

Soderling starts the game with a double fault, leading him to go 15-40 down, but Soderling saves both set points. Then Federer challenges a second serve, which gives him a third set point, which he takes to level the match.
6-7(3), 6-3

set 3

More aces and good serves by Federer gives him the first game of the third set, he is in great form now.
6-7(3), 6-3, 1-0

Soderling levels the match with a crucial hold, after saving a break point in a game with a few deuces. He finishes it with another ace.
6-7(3), 6-3, 1-1

Federer holds to love, after a few good shots by Federer and bad shots by Soderling.
6-7(3), 6-3, 2-1

Some great shots by Federer puts him 15-30 up but Soderling comes back to win the next 2 points and Soderling eventually takes the game, after 1 deuce.
6-7(3), 6-3, 2-2

Soderling goes 15-30 up but Federer comes back with the next 3 points to win the game.
6-7(3), 6-3, 3-2

Soderling comes back from 0-15 down to win the game with the next 4 points and is playing great tennis now.
6-7(3), 6-3, 3-3

Federer hits back with a love service game.
6-7(3), 6-3, 4-3

Federer has a chance to break at 15-30 and then has a break point at 30-40 and a terrible miss by Soderling gives Federer the break.
6-7(3), 6-3, 5-3

Soderling gives a double match point after a terrible volley and Federer wins it with an ace.
6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3

No live comments for the nadal match but results will be in later and there should be live commentary for the final tomorrow here at no earlier than 1 pm GMT time.

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