Reasons for betting on Roger Federer vs Feliciano Lopez tip
The two veterans are going to meet in the Round of 16 of the US Open. Roger Federer and Feliciano Lopez will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some great tennis. Federer is searching for another Grand Slam title in New York. On the other hand, Feliciano Lopez wants to go as far as possible. There is no doubt that the fans are going to see one enjoyable game with a lot of nice moves.
Roger Federer overview
The Swiss player is playing marathons in the first two round. Against Frances Tiafoe and Mikhail Youzhny, the 36-year-old spent almost six hours on the court. We are definitely sure that he had other plans in mind, but the 3rd player of the world somehow progressed to the next stages. He defeated his opponents in 5 sets, after a lot of problems and struggling. In the first round, the American Tiafoe had a chance to eliminate Federer, but Roger won 3-2, 4-6, 6-2,6-1, 1-6, 6-4. The same situation was with Mikhail Youzhny. After three hours and 10 minutes of play, the 18-time Grand Slam champion finally won 3-2, 6-1, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. What was evident in these two matches, is that Federer’s first serve percentage is around 62% which is too low for him. It is also questionable how much energy did the Swiss spent after the first two rounds. When we add the information that he still has some problems with his back, it is obvious that he isn’t 100% ready.
Feliciano Lopez overview
After winning at Queen’s Club in London, Feliciano Lopez hadn’t won twice in a row until the US Open. The 35-year-old had only two victories in five tournaments since the Artois Championships. Here at Flushing Meadows, he managed to win in the first two rounds with the same result. In the beginning, Lopez eliminated Andrey Kuznetsov 3-1 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-2 after almost three hours of play. In the next round he encountered with his countrymen Fernando Verdasco, and the things were easier in this match 3-1 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Nevertheless, the experienced Spaniard spent five and a half hours on the court, and this is something that will affect his game for sure. Serving was the best part of his game, and he recorded 37 aces in the two opening matches.
Head to head matches
Roger Federer has a perfect record again the Spaniard. In 12 meetings throughout their careers, Federer hasn’t lost once. The most recent encounter came in Cincinnati, but it happened two years ago not now. The Swiss player routinely won 6-3, 6-4.
They also clashed at Flushing Meadows, and that happened in 2007. Federer was better in 4 sets, after losing the opening one, 3-1 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
Prediction for Roger Federer vs Feliciano Lopez tip
The tradition is going to continue. Our prognosis is that Roger Federer is going to win for the 13th time against Feliciano Lopez. And we think that it will be easier than in the first two rounds. The odds of Federer winning in four sets are paying very well, and this is something we have to use.