Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer - 1/30/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction
Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Swiss tennis master Roger Federer has made it into the semifinals of the 2020 ATP Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Roger Federer is set to play against Novak Djokovic from Serbia.
Roger Federer was outstanding during the previous round as he defeated Tennys Sandgren in 5 sets. Federer was struggling with an injury and that result in the Swiss superstar dropping the second and third sets. It was exceptionally impressive to watch Roger Federer play through the pain as he managed to come back and win an epic contest. While Federer seems to be playing well, it is unclear whether the Swiss superstar will be at 100% for this match since he only has a short amount of time to recover. It is going to be tough for Roger Federer to compete if he is not at 100% since he is playing against an elite player in Novak Djokovic.
On the other side of the coin, Novak Djokovic defeated Milos Raonic in straight sets in the previous round. It was a solid display by Djokovic as he won 100% of his service games and 2 return games. It has been an extremely strong tournament for Djokovic as he has only lost 1 set in the entire event. The Australian Open has always been a strong tournament for Novak Djokovic and he has an outstanding record at this event as he has won it on 8 occasions. Considering his record at the Australian Open and his recent form, Novak Djokovic will be very tough to stop.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have played each other 49 times in the past. The long rivalry has resulted in Federer winning on 23 occasions and Djokovic winning on 26 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the ATP Finals where Federer won in straight sets. Novak Djokovic last defeated Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon in 2019.
Roger Federer has had a strong tournament but I see him getting beaten by Novak Djokovic. Djokovic has eased into the semifinals and I see the Serbian player being much fresher than Federer. Furthermore, Federer may not be 100% as he was struggling with an injury during the quarterfinals. I am expecting Federer to fight hard but I see Novak Djokovic being too good.