Guido Pella vs Roger Federer Tennis Prediction
Playing his first match in nearly three months, Roger Federer made a slow start and almost went a set and break down before climbing his way back into the match against Mischa Zverev, 4-6 6-4 6-2.
It was a crucial win for Roger Federer as he was in the danger of losing his third consecutive match, having lost the previous two against Thanasi Kokkinakis in Miami and Juan Marin Del Potro in Indian Wells. The last time he lost three matches in a row was way back in 2002.
The eight-time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer had an excellent grass season in 2017 by winning 12 matches from 13 outings. This run includes two titles at Halle and Wimbledon.
Roger Federer, who is one win away from equalling his best Stuttgart result (semifinal in 2016), is two wins away from regaining the #1 spot in the ATP standings, which he lost recently after skipping the entire clay swing.
Guido Pella ended up winning the closely fought round of 16 match against Prajnesh Gunneswaran in straight sets, who scored a stunning win over Denis Shapovalov in the first round.
Before entering ATP Stuttgart this week, the Argentinian had won only two matches on grass in his entire career with both of those wins coming in the qualifying stages of Wimbledon 2015, against Ze Zhang and Roberto Marcora.
Despite playing only seven matches on grass in his career (during Wimbledon 2016), Guido Pella managed to produce a fighting performance against Roger Federer in their only previous meeting, which came on the grass courts of Wimbledon in 2016 (Federer won 7-6 7-6 6-3). The Swiss #1 is the most successful player on grass and will be the clear favorite against any player in these conditions.
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