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Federer v Tsonga - what a match! 1.01 gubbed!


When Roger Federer leads 5-1 in the third set, up a double break, you are entitled to think he is home.

But then Tsonga fights back, takes the lead at 6-5, and has Federer 0-40 on his serve - three match points



A few of the money-buyers will have absolutely soiled themselves over this one.

It's currently 3-3 in the final set tie-break, I doubt there'll be any more 1.01 traded!

UPDATE - Tsonga wins the tie-break 7-3 and the match 7-6 1-6 7-6.

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The highlight of summer racing in Sydney is the Villiers Stakes. Tasked with the preview is Mitch Fenton.

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Villiers StakesRandwick, G2, 1600m
1615 local time, 0515 GMT

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The most reliable guide to the Gr2 Villiers has always been the Festival Stakes.

I’m going to stick with that form line; here’s the horses who ran in the Festival, running today.

1 I'm Imposing (55.5) 20-1
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5 [1.7] Sir Moments (56) 11-2
6 [2.5] Multilateral (54) 60-1
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8 [4.3] Aomen (58.5) 30-1
11 [6.8] Monton (60) 16-1
12 [8.0] Keep Cool (54) 80-1

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