2019 Shanghai QF- (2) Roger Federer vs (5) Alexander Zverev

Who wins?


  • Total voters
    25

Breakpointerer

Hall of Fame

H2H:3-3
Only previous outdoor HC meeting was the 2017 Rogers Cup Final which Zverev won 6-3 6-4.
Who wins? Have your say!
 

guitarra

Professional
This one should be interesting. It's a tough call actually.
None of them is at his best currently.

Zverev was in a slump. Seems to be getting out of it but still struggling in some matches vs lesser players. I didn't see his today's match. Judging by the scoreline he was very good, especially in the 1st set, but maybe it was Rublev who was playing crap?

Fed on the other hand didn't look very sharp today vs Goffin either. He hasn't played much tennis lately (not sure if LC should count as competitive tennis) and may be a bit rusty too.

At the end of the day Roger should prevail but I won't be surprised it Zverev takes it.
 

Chadalina

Legend
Fed is gonna feel like Mirka after her first set of twins


Z is for zest, your zeal for life.

V is for volunteer, your giving side.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

V is for valor, your strength.
 

guitarra

Professional
For some reason Zverev’s first serve has always troubled Federer more than that of some of the real servebots. It looks like staying so near to the baseline doesn’t work so well here.
It's an interesting observation, will Roger be willing to change his tactics vs Zverev though?
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
I wonder if the Laver Cup helped Z gain some confidence. He is getting back to his level since then.
 

RF#21

New User
Why does this clown serve 20 double faults against everyone else except Roger, when he plays absolutely flawless tennis and can’t put a foot wrong.
 
Why does this clown serve 20 double faults against everyone else except Roger, when he plays absolutely flawless tennis and can’t put a foot wrong.
Give him some time. Yesterday he got into trouble after leading 6-0 3-0 against Rublev.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Y'know it's cute that the youngsters can cause these 'upsets' over the big 3 at Masters tournaments but it's just a joke that both Zverev and Tsitsipas lost 1R at Wimbledon and Tsitsipas also lost 1R at the USO. Means nothing if you can't do it at the slams (yes I know Tsitsipas beat Federer at the AO but he's gone 3-3 at the slams since).
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Y'know it's cute that the youngsters can cause these 'upsets' over the big 3 at Masters tournaments but it's just a joke that both Zverev and Tsitsipas lost 1R at Wimbledon and Tsitsipas also lost 1R at the USO. Means nothing if you can't do it at the slams (yes I know Tsitsipas beat Federer at the AO but he's gone 3-3 at the slams since).
Medvedev came close though.
 
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