Obviously a H2H record of 12-0 is kind of scary. That’s Federer’s record against Lopez,
who he will face again today in the US Open.
On a tournament where favourites are falling like flies, the Spaniard can be dangerous for the Swiss here. Lopez is a strange player.
He is an outsider in his country and in the current time. In his country, because he has a totally different style from the usual Spanish tennis’ style both in surface and playing style.
Lopez is a big server, aggressive and very qualified on the volleys, unlike his countrymen.
He is also an outsider in present time because we know that the slower speed of the courts has been slowly killing the “serve & volley”. Today he can only have success seasonally, on grass, indoors and faster courts
This year, his biggest highlights were mainly on grass, with the title in Queens and reaching the final in Stuttgart.
Federer’s least positive stage of the season on the North-American hard courts can’t erase one of the most exciting comebacks in the history of sports.
Many considered the Swiss to be retired with all the injuries and the time he spent away last year.
But he returned in style, playing close the best tennis of his career and this year alone, he snatched the win in 2 Masters 1000 tournaments and 2 Grand Slams: the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
But Fed is not on his prime. He saw that in Montreal. Then he skipped Cincinnati to play in this US Open.
And even now, in the US Open, he seems to be suffering with some problem. He was already forced to a 5th set in the 2 first rounds against Tiafoe and Youzhny.
Roger Federer vs Feliciano Lopez – Betting Tip and Prediction:
He still has that 12-0 advantage though, and it is a very strong record.
But Youzhny even had a worse record against Federer (17-0) and he was able to dominate the match until the injury.
I believe that the Spaniard will be able to win at least 1 set against the Swiss, who doesn’t seem to be at his best.
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