Roger Federer vs. Radu Albot - 10/23/19 Swiss Indoors Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Roger Federer vs. Radu Albot
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM (St. Jakobshalle)
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Roger Federer has made it into the second round of the 2019 ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel. At this stage of the tournament, Federer is set to play against Radu Albot from Moldova.
Roger Federer had a strong start to this tournament as he won his opening match in straight sets against Peter Gojowczyk. It was a dominant performance by Federer as he only lost 3 games in the entire match. The receiving was especially strong from Roger Federer as he won 55% of his receiving points which allowed him to break his opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. The Swiss Indoors has always been a very strong tournament for Federer as he has won the title on 9 occasions. Since 2014, Federer has won 4 out of the 5 times the tournament has been held and is the reigning champion. It is going to be hard to stop Roger Federer in this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Radu Albot enters this match having won his previous outing in 3 sets. It was a determined effort by Albot as he lost the opening set but fought back extremely well to win the final 2 sets and the match. It has been a modest few months for Radu Albot as he has struggled since the US Open. It is going to be tough for Radu Albot to compete against Roger Federer, especially in Basel.
Roger Federer and Radu Albot have played each other once in the past. The match was played earlier in the season at the Miami Masters where Roger Federer won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. Federer is always an elite player but at Basel, he seems to be at another level. Roger Federer seems to be boosted by his home crowd and the Swiss superstar has dominated any opponent that has challenged him at this venue. I see Federer winning this match in straight sets.