Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer
|Date & Time||Saturday March 2, 2019, 11:30 AM (EST)|
Aviation Club Tennis Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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We have reached the final of the 2019 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships in the UAE where the Swiss master, Roger Federer, will try and win his 100th ATP title. Roger Federer will play against Greek superstar,
Roger Federer has an exceptional record at ATP Dubai as he has won this title 7 times in the past. The Swiss superstar has shown his class all tournament and it was evident in his previous fixture where he beat Borna Coric in straight sets. It was a dominant serving display by Federer as he won 75% of his service points which resulted in him winning all of his service games. Federer also won 4 return games to set up a comfortable victory. Federer has been in this situation many times in the past so he will be very comfortable as he enters this match.
On the other side of the court, Stefanos Tsitsipas had a much closer match in the semifinals as he beat Gael Monfils in 3 sets. It was a very close match but Tsitsipas held his nerve and won 2 tiebreakers to seal the win. Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Open 13 last week meaning he will be feeling very confident as he enters this match.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roger Federer met earlier in the season at the Australian Open where Tsitsipas won in 4 sets. It was a big win for Stefanos Tsitsipas and it should give the Greek superstar confidence as he enters this match.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to back Roger Federer to win. While Stefanos Tsitsipas has had a very strong few months, Federer is still a better player and the Swiss master seems to produce his best at this tournament. With an exceptional record at Dubai, I see Roger Federer winning this match and his 100th ATP title.