The Australian Open is taking place in Melbourne, and in this analysis I will detail the match of the first round between Roger Federer and Steve Johnson, to conclude with the related bet.
Melbourne is a city of 5 million inhabitants, becoming a global landmark due to the gold rush after the 1850s.
This tournament is big, grand slam, with a prize pool of $ 71 million.
The host is the Melbourne Park complex, which has outdoor hardcovered grounds.
The contest table includes Nadal, Federer, Tsitsipas or Kyrgios.
Roger Federer: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Roger Federer is a 38-year-old Swiss, ranked 3rd in the ATP.
◾️And Federer is considered by many to be the best tennis player of all time, having 20 grand slam trophies, being world number 1 for 310 weeks, having no less than 8 trophies at Wimbledon, a record number.
◾️Now obviously he is at the end of his career but Roger even at this age excels.
◾️In 2019 he has the title in Dubai, the final in Indian Wells, the title in Miami, the quarterfinals in Madrid, the quarterfinals in Rome, the semifinals at Roland Garros, the title in Halle, the Wimbledon final, the quarterfinals at the US Open, the quarterfinals final in Shanghai, title in Basel and semifinals at ATP Finals.
◾️Very good season, in memory of that epic Wimbledon final against Djokovic (2nd place ATP).
◾️And at the Australian Open he lost in round 4 with Tsitsipas (6th place ATP), again after a very good match in which Federer missed many break balls.
◾️However, Roger’s form is a mystery, being here at the first match of the year.
Steve Johnson: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Steve Johnson is a 30-year-old American, ranked 81st ATP.
◾️And Johnson is pretty good, although he does not have great performances and generally did not prevail when he met top tennis players.
◾️But he is a solid sportsman, who in recent years has begun to have a more conducive routine for performance.
◾️In 2019 he has the quarterfinals at Delray Beach, the quarterfinals at Lyon, the title of the challenger in Aptos, the semifinals at Winston Salem, the final at the challenger in Fairfield and the quarterfinals at the challenger in Las Vegas.
◾️And in 2020 he has the quarter-finals at the challenger in Bendigo 1 and title at the challenger in Bendigo 2.
◾️So good shape for Steve, coming in for a title, although his opponents were modest.
🎾Direct match statistics Roger Federer vs Steve Johnson
In direct meetings the score is 2-0 for Federer, the last one taking place in 2017 at Indian Wells when Roger won 7-6 7-6.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
Form Steve Johnson
◽️Steve Johnson (# 81 ATP, 30 years) comes after the success of Bendigo (Challenger), a tournament he won, after beating less sound names in the circuit.
◽️In fact, his only opponent better ranked than him in the world hierarchy and, at the same time, the only one in the Top 300 was even the final one, Travaglia, whom he beat 7-6 / 7-6.
◽️In any case, the competition may have been a good exercise for him before AO and helped him find his rhythm.
◽️Until Bendigo, Johnson had gone to Canberra (Challenger), where he lost in the first more complicated match, 6-7 / 5-7 with Kohlschreiber.
◽️Roger Federer (# 3 ATP, 39 years unfulfilled) could be at the last assault on the first stage of world tennis, given the age of the bulletin, which, rightly, most of the time does not show on the field.
◽️Although he remains one of the most important players in the circuit, the Swiss comes to AO with a big disadvantage, however, namely that he has not yet entered the field in 2020.
◽️Thus, his last match remains the one in the semifinal of the Tournament of Champions, which he lost to the one who would win the trophy, Stefanos Tsitsipas.
◽️The Swiss lost quite clearly, 3-6 / 4-6, but showed his teeth in many moments, as he did in London, when he beat Novak Djokovic.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️He is in fourth attendance at AO, a tournament he was eliminated from the first round in 2019 and 2018, respectively in the second round in 2017 (when he also lost to a Swiss, Wawrinka).
▪️Has not given up set in the last 4 clashes, but his opponents have been extremely modest.
▪️He has 4 career ATP titles, the most recent being Newport 2018 (grass), but he has not won any on the hard.
▪️He is 188 cm / 86 kg and is a right-handed player.
▪️# 21 ATP is the best ranking of his career (July 2017).
▪️He won AO 6 times in his career, the last time in 2018, but stopped in quarters in 2019, being eliminated by Tsitsipas.
▪️He has won in both sets both matches with Johnson so far (Indian Wells 2017 and Wimbledon 2016), but the match on the hard one was balanced, with tiebreak in both sets.
▪️If he loses, he would check 2 defeats in a row in a negative premiere last year.
▪️He has 68 ATP titles on the hard, the surface on which he ticks his first career trophy, Milan 2001.
▪️He is 185 cm / 85 kg and is a right-handed player
Tennis Prediction of the Day Bridge Roger Federer vs Steve Johnson
Roger Federer is one of the favorites in the title here, he already has 6 trophies at the Australian Open. Obviously, he is now at the end of his career but last year Roger showed that he can still make great performances, the example being that final at Wimbledon with Djokovic. Its exact form is not known here because it is the first match of the year. Steve Johnson comes after a title, but in the challenger circuit so with more modest opponents. His service is good but overall in important matches he does not send an exaggerated number of aces, having 1 with Paire, 4 with Nick Kyrgios or US Open or 11 with Seppi in the first round at the Australian Open last year.
Tennis betting tips: Under 21.5 in the match