Roger Federer vs. Alexander Zverev
|Date & Time||Friday October 11, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
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Swiss tennis master Roger Federer has made another quarterfinal at the Shanghai Masters. At this stage of the tournament, Roger Federer will compete against Alexander Zverev from Germany.
Alexander Zverev has looked in really good form over the past few months and he has looked determined to secure a spot in the ATP Finals. Zverev made the semifinals of the China Open and he has continued his good form at this tournament where he defeated Andrey Rublev in straight sets in the previous round. It was a dominant display by Zverev as he won 78% of his service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially impressive as Zverev won 50% of his return points. Roger Federer is Alexander Zverev’s childhood hero but the German superstar seems to have the belief and confidence to compete with the Swiss master.
Looking at Roger Federer, the number 2 seed looked very comfortable in the previous round as he defeated David Goffin in straight sets. Federer won 91% of his service games and 2 return games to ease to victory. It was a tough North American season for Roger as he failed at most big tournaments but following a successful Laver Cup, the Swiss superstar looks to be back to his best. This is expected to be a challenging match as Alexander Zverev is an elite player.
Alexander Zverev and Roger Federer have played each other 6 times in the past with both players winning on 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was last season at the ATP Finals where Alexander Zverev won in straight sets.
This is expected to be a great match. I am going to predict that this match ends in an upset with Zverev beating Federer. Roger Federer has been struggling to maintain his form throughout big tournaments and that was evident at the US Open and Cincinnati Masters. Alexander Zverev has been playing outstanding tennis and I see him being good enough to eliminate Roger Federer.