Leonardo Mayer vs Roger Federer
|Date & Time||Thursday August 16, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: -- Over/Under:
Roger Federer is playing his first tournament since Wimbledon as the Swiss master graces the court at the ATP Cincinnati Open. The world number 2 will be playing Argentine, Leonardo Mayer. Both players won their opening round matches with ease and that should ensure that we get a good tennis match between two players that are in top form.
Leonardo Mayer looked in great form and he dominated the number 16 seed in a straight sets win. The Argentine was hitting the ball well and taking advantage of the mistakes his opponent was making. It is important to note that Leonardo Mayer was lucky that his opponent made so many mistakes but it is commendable to the Argentine was good enough to capitalize on the mistakes. It is very unlikely that Leonardo Mayer will be given as many free points in this match so the Argentine player will need to find other ways of winning points. Playing Roger Federer is one of the hardest tasks in tennis history and it will be interesting to see how the Argentine handles this challenge.
Roger Federer, on the other hand, looked very graceful in his opening round win. The Swiss superstar was not at his best but still eased to victory. It is important to note that Roger Federer has not been playing much tennis lately and the more he plays the better he will get. I am expecting Federer to be very dominant in this match as he should have dusted off the shackles in the last round and will now be in full flight. With the US Open approaching, Roger Federer will be very determined to get a deep run in this tournament so he has form and momentum heading into Flushing Meadows.
All in all, I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. This might seem like the easy pick but I don’t see a situation where the world number 2 loses. The Swiss master is a tennis great and I think he will show that in this match against Leonardo Mayer. Expect Federer to win in straight sets.