Would be quite the feather in the Tsitsipas to win this one in Fed's Basel castle (10 time champion). Fed of course wants to get his game on track for Paris and with the Wawrinka walkover and his schedule well spread out its time to play into form for another WTF where Djokovic's chances look diminished with the dual threat of Tsitsipas and Medvedev possible for his Round Robin.
Tsitsipas close last year with a bang in Milan coming back from annihilation against a goating De Minaur. After one set took his game to a whole higher level he'd never done before (the same one Fed saw at Auz Open). Auz was more net play. Milan more power baseline. In short Tsitsipas could be building to something biggerer this year.
This is a fantastic match.
And a win for Tsits would leave only Nadal left for his Los Dos head hunting collection:
|Outdoor Hard||F||Roger Federer||64 64|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Stefanos Tsitsipas||6711 763 75 765|
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai|
|Outdoor Hard||QF||Stefanos Tsitsipas||36 75 63|
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Madrid|
|Outdoor Clay||F||Novak Djokovic||63 64|
|2018||ATP Masters 1000 Canada|
|Outdoor Hard||R16||Stefanos Tsitsipas||63 675 63|