Swiss tennis master, Roger Federer has made it into the fourth round of the 2019 ATP French Open in Paris. At this stage of the tournament, Roger Federer will be playing against Leonardo Mayer from Argentina.
Leonardo Mayer is a very capable clay court player and he has proven his ability on this surface over the past few seasons. Leonardo Mayer has won 3 titles on clay including the German Open. Mayer has played well throughout this tournament as he has already beaten the likes of Diego Schwartzman. In the previous round, Leonardo Mayer defeated Nicolas Mahut in 4 sets. During the win, Mayer served exceptionally well as he hit 9 aces and won 72% of his service points. Mayer only lost 2 service games in the entire match which was an impressive result. That being said, Leonardo Mayer only managed to win 2 return games which suggest that the Argentine is not receiving serve well. With Federer as his opponent for this match, Mayer must be at the top of his game to compete.
On the other side of the court, Roger Federer has been very impressive throughout this tournament and he continued his fine form in the previous round as he defeated Casper Ruud in straight sets. Federer was exceptional while receiving serve as the Swiss master won 44% of his return points. Federer won 5 return games and 95% of his service games to win the match against Ruud with some ease. Federer looks to be playing with great confidence and he seems to be back to his best on clay.
Roger Federer and Leonardo Mayer have played each other 3 times in the past. Federer has a 3-0 record against Mayer. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Cincinnati Masters where Federer won in straight sets. Mayer has only won 1 set against Federer in their 3 matches.
Leonardo Mayer has had a good tournament but I see the Argentine player losing this match. Roger Federer is a much more skilful player and the Swiss master looks to be in incredible form. Federer has a 3-0 record against Mayer and I see him beating the Argentine for the 4th time in this match.