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Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

  1. Tomorrow's order of play

    Harriet Dart

    We will see you tomorrow for a doozie of a night session with Great Britain's Harriet Dart taking on former world number one Simona Halep before top seed Rafael Nadal faces Federico Delbonis in the men's draw.

    Here is the rest of Thursday's order of play.

  2. Elsewhere over there

    Coco Gauff

    With local time ticking on to 11pm, they are packing up the scenery at Melbourne Park.

    For a full review of today's action you are in the right place though.

    For more on Heather Watson's battling win over Kristyna Pliskova or Coco Gauff booking in for a match against defending champion Naomi Osaka or Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas making serene progress, just click through.

  3. Post update

    Federer 6-1 6-4 6-1 Krajinovic

    Roger Federer: "I am feeling really relaxed on court. I have trained hard and you hope it all comes out on court. Sometimes I felt a little sorry for him. It is not really fair that he played three and a half hours yesterday, but you have to take advantage. The courts are pretty quick, but as the balls fluff up, night sessions and indoors make a difference as well. I think it will get faster through the tournament as well and I hope to be there to see it.

    "John Millman is a super good guy and a really tough opponent. it is going to be a good match."

  4. Game, set and match Federer

    Federer 6-1 6-4 6-1 Krajinovic

    And he finishes at a canter with a break of serve!

    Federer will play Australian John Millman next in a match that is bound for a Rod Laver night session.

  5. Federer holds

    Federer 6-1 6-4 5-1 *Krajinovic

    Roger Federer is coasting towards the finishline. Another imperious service game.

  6. Federer breaks

    *Federer 6-1 6-4 4-1 Krajinovic

    The Filip Krajinovic serve is snapped over Roger Federer's knee like balsa wood plank.

    A double break down. Call the priest.

  7. Federer holds

    Federer 6-1 6-4 3-1 *Krajinovic

    Roger Federer looks entirely undisturbed by Filip Krajinovic's medical time-out.

    He whistles to a whip-smart hold to love.

  8. Krajinovic gets treatment

    *Federer 6-1 6-4 2-1 Krajinovic

    Filip Krajinovic gets a rub-down, it looked like a problem with his right arm.

    Caroline Wozniacki laid into Ukranian opponent Dayana Yastremska after her win earlier today, claiming Yastremska has pulled a sickie to try and throw her off her rhythm.

    Wonder if Krajinovic is attempting to throw a spanner in the spokes of the Federer machine,

  9. Krajinovic holds

    *Federer 6-1 6-4 2-1 Krajinovic

    Filip Krajinovic pulls off a fertility-endangering reverse tweener but only lands the ball in the net.

    That takes the game to deuce.

    Krajinovic saves one break point with a spitting ace down the T.

    Another big tee-off brings up game point for the Serb. He is knocked back by Federer, still moving as smoothly as if on castors.

    But the Serb gets home eventually. He has called for the trainer however...

  10. Federer hold

    Federer 6-1 6-4 2-0 *Krajinovic

    Roger Federer tickles a drop-volley into the front court, strings as soft as silk.

    Filip Krajinovic cannot run it down.

  11. Federer breaks

    *Federer 6-1 6-4 1-0 Krajinovic

    Roger Federer has his sponsored heel right on the thorax of this match.

    Another break, another deep trench for Filip Krajinovic to try and dig himself out of.

  12. Federer wins second set

    *Federer 6-1 6-4 Krajinovic

    If you come for Roger Federer, you have to collect.

    Filip Krajinovic sees his second-set hopes vanish to dust.

  13. Federer breaks

    *Federer 6-1 5-4 Krajinovic

    "You are at your most vulnerable when you have just scored."

    So goes the football cliche. So goes the tennis trueism.

    Filip Krajinovic, having got back on level terms in the last set, offers Roger Federer a autobahn-sized route to the second set.

  14. Krajinovic breaks

    Federer 6-1 4-4 *Krajinovic

    And Filip Krajinovic is back in the second set by return of post.

    The Serb comes thundering to the net behind some decent groundstroke fire and Roger Federer, feeling the heat under his collar, pumps long over the back.

    Back on serve.

  15. Krajinovic forces break point

    *Federer 6-1 4-3 Krajinovic

    Hello there.

    For the second Federer service game in succession, Filip Krajinovic brings up a break point.

    Roger Federer sees off that first one with a wide serve-forehand to open court combo.

    But here comes a second...

  16. Krajinovic holds

    *Federer 6-1 4-3 Krajinovic

    Filip Krajinovic is stalking Roger Federer down the home straight of this second set. It is nothing like the procession that was the first.

    The Serb's old-school serve-and-volley keeps the Swiss in sight.

  17. Federer saves break point to hold

    Federer 6-1 4-2 *Krajinovic

    A dodo. A four-leaf clover. A Penny Black.

    Just as rare in this match, a break point against the Roger Federer serve.

    The Swiss overcomes his shock to stamp it out.

  18. Krajinovic holds from two break points down

    *Federer 6-1 3-2 Krajinovic

    Oh me, oh my.

    Roger Federer, 15-30 , is backed into his forehand corner with a lovely deep Filip Krajinovic volley.

    The Swiss uncorks a magnificient cross-court wing that fizzes past the befuddled Krajinovic and lands on the paint for a jaw-dropping winner.

    Two break points.

    But Krajinovic recovers from that body blow to save both break points with some drum-tight play from deep.

  19. Federer holds

    Federer 6-1 3-1 *Krajinovic

    Roger Federer whisks off another service game. That tee-off is looking as pristine and clinical as an operating theatre.

  20. Krajinovic holds

    *Federer 6-1 2-1 Krajinovic

    Filip Krajinovic stems the flow. For now.

    The Serb has been leaking games and points at an alarming rate during this Federer onslaught though.

    He is a break down. Could this be a toehold back into the second set?