Fernando Verdasco vs Roger Federer
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 27, 2019, 3:00 AM (EST)|
Aviation Club Tennis Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Swiss tennis master, Roger Federer has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships. At this stage of the event, Roger Federer is set to play against Fernando Verdasco from Spain.
Fernando Verdasco enters this match having won his previous match in 3 sets against Thomas Fabbiano. Verdasco had a poor start to the match as he lost the opening set but fought back well to get the overall victory. During the win, Fernando Verdasco returned serve exceptionally well as the Spaniard won 44% of his receiving points which allowed him to break Thomas Fabbiano’s serve on 5 occasions. This is going to be a much tougher task as Verdasco is playing a great opponent.
On the other side of the coin, Roger Federer won his previous match in 3 sets against Philipp Kohlschreiber. It was a decent performance from Federer as he won 85% of his service games while breaking his opponent serve on 4 occasions. Roger Federer will be very confident as he enters this match as he has an exceptional record at this event. Roger Federer has won the Dubai Tennis Championships 7 times in the past with his most recent title win at this venus coming in 2015. With such a strong record and a solid win prior to this match, Roger Federer will very hard to beat.
Roger Federer and Fernando Verdasco have played 6 times in the past. As it currently stands, Roger Federer has a 6-0 head-to-head record against Fernando Verdasco. The most recent match between these two played was in 2015 at this event where Roger Federer won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. Roger Federer is a much stronger player and his exceptional record at ATP Dubai will make him the favourite to win this tournament. With 7 titles at this event, I see Roger Federer winning another match at this event.