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Chung Hyeon - Roger Federer
Australian Open men - 26 January 2018

Australian Open – Follow the Tennis match between Hyeon Chung and Roger Federer live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:30 on 26 January 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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09.57 

Hyeon Chung's adventure ends on an unhappy note but he is the first ever Korean to reach a Grand Slam semi-final and the future is clearly bright for the 21-year-old, who should not feel disheartened about losing to the GOAT.

As for Federer, he was at his very best for an hour on Laver and Marin Cilic, who broke down in tears on the way to losing to the Swiss in the Wimbeldon final, awaits on Sunday. Stay tuned.

09.52
09.50

Federer reveals that he hit with Sunday's final opponent Marin Cilic when the two of them met on holiday in the Maldives a couple of months ago.

"We saw against Rafa, we saw it again against Edmund," Federer says. "He brings power, he brings everything. He had a similar problem like Chung had [blisters] in the Wimbledon final - we'll see a different Marin Cilic this time."

09.48
09.54

"I wouldn't say I gave up hope but I would have been happy if I won one more major before I retired," says Federer on how he felt before last year's Australian Open.

He is on track for a third Grand Slam since.

On the women's final between Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki, he says: "I would love to be in that position again. It's one of the cool moments in your career, when you win your first Slam. I remember my first - it rocked my world but it was the best moment of my life."

09.42

Federer on Chung: "I know he was struggling with blisters - and it hurts!"

"I could tell that something was wrong before he took the injury timeout. He is already a great player but he's going to achieve next-level excellence. Top 10 for sure. He's going to be a great, great player."

09.40

CHUNG 1-6 2-6 FEDERER - CHUNG RETIRES

Oh what a shame! Chung is struggling to move a little but it's unexpected when he concedes the match mid-game after chasing down a Federer drop shot.

Federer, who was at his very best for an hour, is left on a slightly hollow Laver, while a miserable Chung heads straight into the dressing room, presumably to have more treatment on that foot.

09.37 

CHUNG 1-6 2-5 FEDERER

Another love hold for Federer, who is marching towards a two-set lead. An ace and a textbook backhand help him there.

Chung looks to be struggling slightly. That left foot?

09.35 

CHUNG 1-6 2-4 FEDERER

Maybe the long medical timeout has disrupted Federer a little? A couple of misses allows Chung to get to 40-15 and he clinches the hold with a fine winner.

09.28 

The trainer is on for Chung, who is having tape applied to his left foot. Blisters, we think.

It'll take more than that to halt the Fed Express, though.

09.27
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09.25 

CHUNG 1-6 1-4 FEDERER

Chung earns his first two points of the second set on the Federer serve, aided by a clipping the net with a forehand return. But Federer is just so, so good.

He hammers an ace down the middle to clinch the game. This is a procession.

09.23

CHUNG 1-6 1-3 FEDERER

Vintage Fed. There's nothing wrong with Chung's sliced approach shot at 15-40 but Federer seals a first break of the second set, and fourth of the match, with a sublime down-the-line backhand.

It comes after an out-call was corrected by the umpire, giving Chung the point and leaving Federer annoyed. Don't make him angry.

09.20 

CHUNG 1-6 1-2 FEDERER

Another rapid hold to love for Federer. Chung is failing to make any kind of impact on return at the moment.

09.18 

CHUNG 1-6 1-1 FEDERER

Chung needs to hold here. And he does, convincingly to 15. Meanwhile on comms, Mats Wilander has just been told that Chung is a dead ringer for Michael McIntyre.

McIntyre is a big Tottenham fan but I'm not sure he follows tennis. Let's hope so.

09.16
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09.14 

CHUNG 1-6 0-1 FEDERER

The first game of the second set passes in the blink of an eye as Federer holds to love. Chung looks a little shellshocked out there. Big game coming up...

09.11

CHUNG 1-6 FEDERER

Chung is serving to stay in the first set. He doesn't manage it but it's at least a more competitive game from the Korean, who takes it to five deuces and fires in a first ace.

But a DF hands Federer a second SP and he converts with a flying forehand. The first set is over in just 27 minutes.

09.08

09.04 

CHUNG 1-5 FEDERER

More errors from Chung, who can get nowhere Federer. The 36-year-old holds to 15, clinching the game with an ace. The first set is racing by now for Chung.

08.53

CHUNG 1-4 FEDERER

Federer approaches the net on the first two points, unsettling Chung who sends a lob long and fires into the net. Alarm bells? Yes.

A stray backhand hands Federer two BPs and he converts when Chung fires a forehand wide. That's surely the first set to the Swiss.

 
08.54 

CHUNG 1-3 FEDERER

A speedy love hold for Federer, who restores his two-game cushion. That one handed backhand is in full swing already.

08.53
08.52 

CHUNG 1-2 FEDERER

Chung slips to 0-15 down but responds by winning three points, nailing a forehand to get on the scoreboard. The first Korean to reach a Grand Slam semi-final can be fairly happy with this start, despite being a break down.

08.49 

CHUNG 0-2 FEDERER

Yes! That will do. At 40-30 down, Chung finishes a baseline rally by firing a huge forehand down the line, leaving Federer scampering.

Chung is a little unlucky as a Federer slice backhand clips the net and flies past him and the Swiss consolidates the break with a thumping forehand.

Chung is 2-0 down but already showing glimpses of class.

08.44
08.42

CHUNG 0-1 FEDERER

Federer has got what he wanted: an early break. He threw everything at Chung in that opening game and although the Korean saved a first BP, prompting a roar when Federer netted, the Swiss turned the screwed to earn an early advantage.

08.40 

The roof is closed on the Rod Laver Arena. It's a grim day in Melbourne.

Federer won the toss and elects to receive.

08.35 

The old master against the young pretender.

Roger Federer of 14 Australian Open semi-finals and 43 Grand Slam semi-finals vs Hyeon Chung, who is appearing in his first ever GS semi.

Here we go...