Wawrinka – Federer / ATP Indian Wells – After all the matches of the second round were played in the lower part of the draw, we got some attractive pairs, from which we selected the match between S. Wawrinka and R. Federer for the next analysis. There is no doubt that this is the most interesting pair and that we should see one very interesting match.
About the problems that Wawrinka had with injury and his results from the previous period, we spoke in our previous analysis when this Swiss tennis player played against M. Fucsovics. Today, we will talk more about the developments in the match itself, as well as some statistical data that we could use in today’s analysis. So the second round match between Wawrinka and Fucsovics ended with a 6: 4 6: 7 7: 5 victory in favor of Wawrinka.As we can see, this was one rather uncertain game that lasted for three and a half hours. We saw a large number of breaks on both sides, and we could say that Fucsovics missed the opportunity to win Wawrinka, as he had the advantage of a break in the first two sets. Fucsovics even had more opportunities to break, but he was weak in realizing them. Wawrinka was primarily dominated by statistics related to the first service, so we can say that the very first Wawrinka service has solved this match in his favor.
Federer recently celebrated his 100th ATP title in career. This jubilant trophy was won by Federer in a tournament in Dubai, where S. Tsitsipas was expected to play in the final match. From Tsitsipas, Federer suffered the only defeat in this season. The Greeks were better than Federer in the fourth round of the Australian Open. Given that Federer was a defender of the title, this defeat cost him the loss of a large number of points, which also reflected his fall in the rating on the ATP rankings.Federer returned a part of the lost points by winning the title in Dubai, which brought him back to the 4th ATP rankings. To qualify for the third round of the Indian Wells, Federer lost to the German tennis player P. Gojowczyk without a lost set. The first set went in the complete domination of the Swiss, while in the second set Gojowczyk gave much better resistance, and along with it had a break advantage that he could not turn into winning at least one set.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Wawrinka vs Federer
This is the 25th wrestling between Wawrinka and Federer. It is easy to assume that Federer has much more success in the mutual encounters so the current score is 21: 3. It is clear that Federer still enjoys the role of favorite this time, despite the fact that Wawrinka is recovering slowly from a recent injury. Federer is currently in a better form on the basis of which we think he can win Wawrinka and with a smaller handicap in the number of games won.
Prediction Today: Federer -2,5 games