Roger Federer is trying to get a clear victory in the second match of the Champions Tournament against the Italian Matteo Berretini, trying to stay still in the qualifying calculations in the semi-finals.
◾️The 38-year-old Swiss player is still in the top 5 of the ATP standings, being in 3rd place at the moment.
◾️In the first match of this tournament he had a balanced match against the Austrian Thiem, but he was much more consistent in the decisive moments of the match, thus gaining a third victory against the Swiss this season.
◾️He tries to mobilize in this second match, starting as a big favorite in front of the Swiss Matteo Berretini, who seems a little overwhelmed by emotions.
◾️The young Italian player of 23 years is currently ranked 8th in the ATP standings, crossing the best period of his career.
◾️By qualifying in-extremis in this tournament, in the last competition of the regular season, in Paris-Bercy, Matteo Berrettini has consumed a lot of energy, both physical and mental, and this tournament seems difficult for him.
◾️In the first match against Novak Djokovic he did not have great chances of success, being extremely clear, with a score of 6-2 6-1.
🎾 Direct meetings
▫️The two players have met so far only once, this year at Wimbledon, when Federer gave a very tough defeat to the Italian, 6-1 6-2 6-2.
🎾 What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Roger Federer
- Last result: 0-2 vs Dominic Thiem (Champions Tournament – hard)
- Shape: L W W W W
◽️The world number three, the Swiss Roger Federer, is present for the seventeenth time in the career of the Champions Tournament groups, where he stopped in the semifinals of the previous edition, being defeated in minimum sets, score 5-7, 6-7 by the German Alexander Zverev .
◽️After the success of the Swiss Indoors Basel, 6-2, 6-2 against the Australian Alex De Minaur, 18th place in the ATP, thus counting the tenth trophy of the ATP 500 tournament organized in the native country, Federer gave up in minimum sets, with a 5-7 double in front of Austrian Dominic Thiem, 5th place ATP, in the first round of Group B of the Champions Tournament.
- Matteo Berrettini
- Last result: 0-2 vs Novak Djokovic (Champions Tournament – hard)
- Shape: L L L W W
◽️The 23-year-old Italian, Matteo Berrettini, currently 8th in the ATP standings, is present for the first time in London, in the Nitto ATP Finals, a competition with total prizes worth 9 million euros, reaching the second 50th edition.
◽️Erste Bank Open semifinalist, where he gave up 6-3, 5-7, 3-6 in front of Austrian Dominic Thiem, the Italian tennis player has left the Paris Masters since the first round, after 4-6, 3-6 in the company of French Jo Wilfried Tsonga, 29th place ATP.
◽️In the first match of the Tournament of Champions, Berrettini gave in at least sets, score 2-6, 1-6 in front of world number one, Serb Novak Djokovic.
🎾 News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
◾️Federer has been awarded the Nitto ATP Finals trophy 6 times, while also playing another 4 finals of the competition.
◾️Has no less than 105 ATP trophies.
◾️He also won 8 ATP trophies, twice.
◾️He committed 2730 double mistakes throughout his career in ATP competitions.
◾️On the hard, he lost only 6 of the 41 matches played this year.
◾️Berrettini has three ATP trophies, two of them won earlier this year, in Budapest and Stuttgart respectively.
◾️Also this year, the Italian also played the final BMW Open by FWU, in Munich, lost by 1-2 at sets against Chilean Christian Garin.
◾️He lost the previous three matches in the circuit, managing to win only one set.
◾️He won 23 of the 39 matches played on the hard surface in 2019.
◾️77% is the percentage of points earned by Berrettini on the first service, within the ATP competitions.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Roger Federer vs Matteo Berrettini
I expect the Swiss player to dominate this duel, being very motivated to recover the defeat suffered against Dominic Thiem, and Matteo Berrettini seems exhausted after a highly contested season finale, with many tournaments.
So I bet on a match dominated by Roger Federer, gaining a comfortable victory that will still give them the chance to qualify in the semifinals of the London competition.
Bet Tips: R. Federer -3.5 games