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Aljaž Bedene - Gilles Muller
Wimbledon men - 7 July 2017

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Aljaž Bedene and Gilles Muller live with Eurosport. The match starts at 20:30 on 7 July 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! BREAK! - BEDENE 6-7 5-7 4-6 MULLER. The No.16 seed's 19th ace of the match seals a straight sets victory over British No.3 Bedene in two hours and 27 minutes. Bedene misses out a Grand Slam fourth round appearance once again, but in time he'll reflect positively on his best showing in SW19 to-date.

 

BEDENE 6-7 4-3 MULLER. At 40-15 Bedene makes life uncomfortable for himself with a double fault. He follows it up with a timely ace to edge in front as we enter the business end of the set.

Aljaz Bedene of Great Britain plays a forehand during the Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovinia on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Ju
 

BEDENE 6-7 3-3 MULLER. Two strong service games, particularly from Muller and this match remains very tight.

 

BEDENE 6-7 2-2 MULLER. Gilles pulls level, serving out to 30 with some delightful play at the net. When the big serve allows him to come in, he really does have tremendous volleying technique.

 

BREAK! - BEDENE 6-7 2-1 MULLER. Bedene sits in his chair and shakes his head in exasperated fashion. His early advantage has gone after a real tussle from deuce. Add to that a nasty slip at the net and it was nightmare game. Muller back in it.

 

BREAK! - BEDENE 6-7 2-0 MULLER. A fabulous start to Set 2 for the British No.3! He follows up a solid hold by breaking at the second attempt, bewitching Muller with an outstanding lob.

 
Great Britain’s Aljaz Bedene in action during his third round match against Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller
 

SET! - BEDENE 6-7 MULLER. The No.16 seed takes the tie break 7-4 after Bedene had fought back to 4-4. The man from Luxembourg finishes it off in style, fizzing a return winner down the line to punish a weak second serve.

 

TB UPDATE: It's 4-2 to Muller at the change of ends.

 

BEDENE 6-6 MULLER. Real spirit and determination from the Brit. He sees 40-30 turn into a second set point for Muller, but he digs deep once more to secure the hold with a super backhand. Tie-break time!

 

BEDENE 5-6 MULLER. That game, in a nutshell, is what Muller's serve can do. He bombs down the aces to surge through a quick hld. Pressure back on Bedene to force the TB now.

 

BEDENE 5-5 MULLER. That really is some hold from Aljaz. At 30-40 he faces set point and slips halfway through a 15-shot rally. He recovers, stays patient and wins the battle of the slices to make deuce. A quite sumptuous dropshot from deep follows that as he delivers his best when it matters most.

 

BEDENE 4-5 MULLER. A second ace of the match wraps up the game. Muller not serving as well as expected so far. Bedene needs to make the most of this. If the No.16 seed finds his rhythm he'll be an even tougher nut to crack.

 

BEDENE 4-4 MULLER. That's the way to consolidate. A second serve ace sees Aljaz move level with a tidy love hold.

 

BREAK! - BEDENE 3-4 MULLER. Impressive mental strength from Bedene. He's shown that a lot this week, particularly against the big-serving Karlovic in round one. Muller's first serve deserts him briefly, but it allows Bedene the chance to up the ante. The Brit can't make double break point count, but is gifted the break back from deuce when his opponent double faults. Strange thumbs up to his coaching team from Muller. Clearly not happy about something.

 

BREAK! - BEDENE 2-4 MULLER. Disappointment for Bedene. He shows good mental strength to save two break points, but can't quite pull clear from deuce. Muller earns a third opportunity and makes the first breakthrough when Aljaz fires long.

Gilles Müller lors du Masters 1000 de Monte-Carlo
 

BEDENE 2-3 MULLER. Once again Muller is made to work a bit harder to keep his nose in front. Some good signs here from the British No.3.

 

BEDENE 2-2 MULLER. Excellent work from Bedene. He serves his first double fault but hits back with some powerful first serves to ease to the hold.

 

BEDENE 1-2 MULLER. Bedene has a sniff of an opening when a fine return is followed by a double fault from Muller. The man from Luxembourg recovers well though, despite a dodgy challenge on a return to the baseline that he gets badly wrong. It forces him to deuce, but he conjures up some big serves to see off the Brit's hopes.

 

BEDENE 1-1 MULLER. Super response from the Brit, throwing down some big first serves of his own to give the crowd room for optimism.

 

BEDENE 0-1 MULLER. Gilles showing why he's such a danger on grass. He easily cuts through the Bedene defence with some strong serving to get underway on the front foot.

 

Bedene on Muller, who beat him in three close sets on a grass court in Holland recently: "He loves grass. He's won Hertogenbosch. He played semis at Queen's. He loves serve-and-volley play. He's quite aggressive. I played him a few weeks ago so I know, I wouldn't say his weaknesses, because there aren't many, but if I play my game, I've got a chance."

 

First up is Aljaz Bedene. The 27-year-old Slovenia-born Brit is hoping to reach the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career. He faces a serve-volley specialist in Gilles Muller of Luxembourg (No.16 seed) on Court Two shortly.