Roger Federer vs. Peter Gojowczyk
|Date & Time||Sunday March 10, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Indian Wells, California
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Roger Federer and Peter Gojowczyk meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Indian Wells.
Roger Federer is fresh off winning the Dubai Championships, which was his 100th career singles title. Federer ended up winning his last seven sets and finished with a final win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, in a match he won 78 percent of his total service points. It’s quite clear Federer is feeling really good with his game at the moment and should be considered a top-two favorite to win this tournament as well. Federer is a five-time winner of Indian Wells and has made the final in each of his last four appearances. Federer has won eight of his last nine matches on outdoor hard court.
Peter Gojowczyk is coming off a straight sets win over Andreas Seppi that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Gojowczyk won 68 percent of his first serve points and 48 percent of his second serve points. Gojowczyk won 60 percent of his total service points and converted on five of his 11 break points. Gojowczyk was highly impressive with his return in a victory over a top-50 player, but he must be sharper with his second serve if he has a chance of winning this contest. Gojowczyk has a chance to win two matches in a single main tour tournament since Shanghai back in October. Gojowczyk has two career wins over top-10 players, but only one of those wins came in the last four years. Gojowczyk has split his last six matches on outdoor hard court.
These two have played once, which was in Cincinnati of last year, a match Federer won in straight sets. The match took 20 games to be decided.
Gojowczyk has not only had very little success on the main tour recently, but he hasn’t been good at all when it comes to competing against the top players in the world. Federer just showed what type of condition he’s in, and he’s a regular at making the final in this tournament. This should be a routine performance for the five-time champion.
Federer rolls in straight sets.