Dan Evans vs Roger Federer
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 16, 2019, 7:00 AM (EST)|
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Swiss tennis superstar, Roger Federer has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Australian Open. At this stage of the tournament, Federer is set to play Dan Evans from the United Kingdom.
Dan Evans beat Tatsuma Ito in straight sets in the opening round of the tournament. In that match, Evans served exceptionally well as he hit 9 aces while winning all of his service games. The serve was well complemented by his return game as Dan Evans won 37% of his receiving points which resulted in the Brit winning 4 break points. It has been a tough few years for Dan Evans as he missed much of the 2018 season due to suspension. This match is expected to extremely tough for Evans as he is playing an elite opponent and he will need to be at his best if he wishes to compete.
Roger Federer looked very impressive in his opening round match as he beat Denis Istomin in straight sets. It was a very convincing performance by Federer as he won 3 return games while winning all of his service games. Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all-time and the Swiss master has an exceptional record at Melbourne Park as he has won the Australian Open 6 times in the past. Considering his skill and his experience, Roger Federer will be very hard to stop.
Roger Federer and Dan Evans have played once in the past. That match was played in 2016 at Wimbledon where Federer won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. While Dan Evans had a solid win in the opening round, he lacks the experience and skills to match Federer. Federer is hugely accomplished, and I see him easing into the third round.