17:00 – Federer v Fish
Rankings are 2 and 36. Head to heads are 5-1 to Federer although Fish won their last match.
This should be an entertaining match to watch. Both hold serve 89% of the time with Fed’s first serve percentage being higher at 63% to Fish’s 56%.
Federer has more experience of finals but hasn’t performed that well in them over the last 12 months. Fish has won a couple of tournaments in the American leg of the tour.
Fish has played a lot more tennis this week with two of Federer’s opponents retiring. He has been in 6 tie breaks this week and his style of play is a high energy one, chasing down balls that other players may give up on.
Fed usually times his form well for the US Open and nothing I have seen this week suggests that anything is different this year.
Fish may manage to take a set but I expect Federer to take the title.
Update: Federer won 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.