Roger Federer vs. Filip Krajinovic
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has made it through to the second round of the 2019 ATP Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Roger Federer is set to play against Filip Krajinovic from Serbia.
Filip Krajinovic won a marathon match in the previous round where he won his match in 5 sets. It was an extremely close match but Krajinovic won a vital return game in the final set which allowed him to secure the victory. During the win, Filip Krajinovic won 78% of his service games and 6 return games. Filip Krajinovic was outstanding under pressure as he won 2 tiebreakers and important points throughout the fixture. That being said, this is expected to be a much tougher match for Filip Krajinovic as he is playing against the number 3 seed.
Looking at Roger Federer, it was a comfortable opening-round victory for the Swiss superstar as he defeated Steve Johnson in straight sets. The serving was especially strong from Roger Federer as he hit 11 aces which helped him win over 80% of his service points. Roger Federer won all of his service games and 5 return games during his win over Johnson. Roger Federer has an outstanding record at Melbourne Park as he has won the Australian Open on 6 occasions. Considering his recent form and his record at this event, Roger Federer will be tough to beat.
Roger Federer and Filip Krajinovic have played each other 3 times in the past with Federer winning on all 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the Miami Masters where Federer won in straight sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. Filip Krajinovic played well in his previous match but the Serb is expected to be fatigued, especially having played on Tuesday rather than Monday. Roger Federer is looking in supreme form and I see him winning this match in straight sets.