14:00 – Federer v Djokovic
Rankings are 2 and 3. Head to heads are 11-6 to Federer.
In their last 5 matches they have won alternate matches each with Fed winning their last one in Shanghai. Following that pattern its Djokovic’s turn!
Perhaps more significant is the fact that in their 17 matches Federer has won the first set in 14 of them!
This is a repeat of last year’s final which Djokovic won in 3 sets.
Fed hasn’t lost a set here this week. Djokovic hasn’t lost a set although has had to win a couple of tie breaks.
The stats are pretty much level with them both holding serve 90% of the time. They both win 42% of points against serve. Federer converts significantly more break point chances at 50% to Djokovic’s 40%.
Federer won’t want to lose in his own backyard twice and I expect him to start quickest and take the opening set.
Back Federer from the start and green up after the first set. Then watch the rest of the match 🙂