Due to start at 3 pm
Federer 1.40, Kyrgios 3.40
Federer leads their previous matches 3-1. The last time they played was in the Laver Cup in September last season. Federer won in a third set Match tie break on an indoor hard court. One of Federer’s wins was by walkover. Their other 2 matches were both settled in 3 tie breaks.
Kyrgios has needed 3 sets in both his matches. He was only broken once in each round. He has a good record this season with 13 wins from 17 matches. He seems to raise his level when playing Federer. When he is serving well he is a tough opponent on grass.
Federer lost the opening set of his first match this week but has looked solid since. He has won 19 of his 22 matches in 2018. He has won all 14 of his grass matches in the last 12 months.
Tie breaks are likely. Federer’s grass results are much stronger but I expect a long match. Back him above 1.70.
Update: Federer won 6-7, 6-2, 7-6. Very tight match. great effort from Kyrgios.