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Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE: Mannarino levels sets at 1-1

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Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino LIVE!

  • Eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer kicks off campaign on Day 2 at SW19
  • Swiss star is hoping to be closer to top form after struggling to recover from double knee surgery
  • Left-hander Mannarino is ranked 41 on the ATP Tour
  • Federer has won all six of the previous meetings between the pair

* denotes to serve next

Roger Federer vs Adrian Mannarino

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Follow Express Sport’s live updates as Roger Federer takes on Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court (Image: GETTY)

*Federer 6-4, 6-7, 0-1 Mannarino

Mannarino kicks off the first set to lead in this match for the first time. 

Mannarino takes the second set

Federer 6-4 6-7 Mannarino 

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The Frenchman absolutely breezes through the tiebreak, 7-3. Some uncharacteristic unforced errors by Federer means it’s all square on centre court. 

Federer serve Wimbledon 2021

Federer has served well during his Wimbledon 2021 match against Mannarino (Image: GETTY)

Tiebreak

*Federer 6-4, 6-6 Mannarino

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Mannarino serves us into tiebreak on centre court. 

Federer 6-4, 6-5 Mannarino*

Really fun rally to end that game. Mannarino once again gets to serve to defend the set. 

*Federer 6-4, 5-5 Mannarino

The Frenchman learns from the first set and sees through the service game.

Federer might be slightly disappointed that he hasn’t been able to get much of a hold over this match. It’s been very even – which is credit to Mannarino, too. 

Federer 6-4, 5-4 Mannarino*

Federer can complete a repeat of the first set by breaking serve to win the set 6-4. 

*Federer 6-4, 4-4 Mannarino

And, by and large, so has Mannarino’s. Only broken during the game in which Federer won the first set. 

Federer 6-4, 4-3 Mannarino*

Not an entirely perfect performance by Federer so far and he’ll have had more comfortable first-round ties. But his serving has been very, very good. 

*Federer 6-4, 3-3 Mannarino

Comfortable game for Mannarino. 

Federer 6-4, 3-2 Mannarino*

Federer saves two break points and finishes on an ace. 

*Federer 6-4, 2-2 Mannarino

Second set begins as the first set did: following serve.

Apparently there is another sporting event happening at the moment. Stick with the tennis. 

Federer 6-4, 2-1 Mannarino*

Mannarino still yet to break a Federer service game. 

*Federer 6-4, 1-1 Mannarino 

Mannarino is on the board in the second set. He’s done very well so far and was unlucky to lose the first set in the manner that he did. 

Federer 6-4, 1-0 Mannarino*

The World No 8 has served almost immaculately so far. 

Federer

Federer wins the first set against Mannarino on centre court (Image: GETTY)

Federer takes the first set

Federer 6-4 Mannarino

First break of the match and Federer wins the first set by doing so!

Federer 5-4 Mannarino*

A rare double fault by Federer in that service game failed to derail the Swiss. He has the chance to win the first set by breaking Mannarino’s serve. 

*Federer 4-4 Mannarino

We continue to follow serve on centre court. 

Federer 4-3 Mannarino*

An intriguing contest so far. Mannarino, the World No 42, is holding his own against the eight-times Wimbledon champion. 

*Federer 3-3 Mannarino

Both players struggling to break so far but from nice tennis from the pair. 

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2021

Roger Federer on centre court at Wimbledon 2021 (Image: GETTY)

Federer 3-2 Mannarino*

The Swiss continues to serve well.

No play on the outside courts until at least 5pm, according to the BBC.

*Federer 2-2 Mannarino

It’s Federer’s turn to squander a break point as Mannarino fights back. 

Federer 2-1 Mannarino*

Federer’s serving well so far. 

*Federer 1-1 Mannarino

We begin by following serve on centre court. 

Federer 1-0 Mannarino*

Mannarino had an early break point after leading 40-0, but Federer storms back. 

SET 1

Set 1 updates will follow…

4pm: Both players are walking out on centre court. 

Stick with Express Sport for live updates. 

Barty Wimbledon 2021

Barty defeated Suarez Navarro (Image: GETTY)

Barty wins

3:37pm: Ashleigh Barty comfortably comes through the deciding set of her first-round match against Carla Suarez Navarro. She wins 6-1 6-7 6-1. 

Federer v Mannarino is up next…

3:15pm: Federer might be on court slightly later than expected as World No 138 Carla Suarez Navarro has taken Ashleigh Barty to a deciding set. The Spaniard comfortably defeated the World No 1 7-1 in a second-set tiebreak. 

3pm: Roger Federer will kick off his 2021 Wimbledon campaign on the second day of action at SW19 against unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

Federer’s match is listed second on Centre Court today, with his match against Mannarino set to follow women’s No. 1 Ashleigh Barty’s match against Carla Suarez Navarro, which begins at 1:30pm.

The Swiss star has been trying to battle back to full match sharpness through the summer and has had a patchy year so far.

Federer has played in just eight tour matches so far in 2021, winning five and losing three. He’ll be hoping that the familiar surroundings of the All England Club will bring home comforts and see him rediscover his old form.

We’ll bring you live updates throughout the afternoon. 

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