For today we have our tennis pick: Roger Federer vs Hyeon Chung a beatifull match wich will be played in ATP – SINGLES: Indian Wells (USA), hard.
Hyeon Chung could not produce his best tennis during his first meeting with the World #1 at the Australian Open earlier this season (1-6 2-5, retired), but he seems to have recovered from the injury to an extent and also he has got the ability to put the extra ball back (like his Idol Djokovic), the kind of tennis that has greatly troubled Federer in the past and could trouble him again here on Thursday.
Roger Federer News
Roger Federer sets up a rematch of the 2018 Australian Open semifinal by knocking out Jeremy Chardy in straight sets, 7-5 6-4.
With the win against the Frenchman, Roger Federer extends his winning run to 19 in the season and nine at the Indian Wells. Only three players have managed to take a set off the World #1 in 2018, Alexander Zverev at the Hopman Cup (F), Marin Cilic at the Australian Open (F) and Robin Haase at Rotterdam (QF).
Only once in his previous 16 appearances, Roger Federer has lost a quarterfinal match here at the Indian Wells (11 quarterfinal matches), which was against Rafael Nadal in 2011.
The Swiss #1 has reached at least the final in his previous four Masters 1000 events, at the Indian Wells 2017 (W), Miami 2017 (W), Montreal 2017 (L) and Shanghai 2017 (W). The last time he suffered a quarterfinal exit at this level was at Monte Carlo in 2016, against Jo Wilfried Tsonga.
Hyeon Chung News
Hyeon Chung, who failed in the first round in his only previous appearance at the Indian Wells (2016), got a bit fortunate this week as he was drawn against Dusan Lajovic and Pablo Cuevas in the first and third round, respectively.
The Korean has never played a quarterfinal match in an ATP Masters event before, but he made four quarterfinal appearances on tour in 2018 (from five tournaments, excluding Indian Wells), won one and lost three.
“I don’t know [Chung] enough to say I know him well personally. He seems a nice guy, level-headed. Similarity with Novak is the open stance FH, not much else. But the footwork I can see why it can be similar.” – Roger Federer on Hyeon Chung ahead of their quarterfinal match.
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