Australian Open 2019 3R: (3) Roger Federer vs Taylor Fritz

Who will advance to 4R

  • Federer in 3

    Votes: 33 70.2%
  • Federer in 4

    Votes: 8 17.0%
  • Federer in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fritz in 3

    Votes: 3 6.4%
  • Fritz in 4

    Votes: 3 6.4%
  • Fritz in 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    47
  • Poll closed .

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
#1
Federer's quest toward a record 7th Aus Open title and a 21st Grand Slam title will continue on Friday against young American Taylor Fritz. Scheduled not before 13:00hrs in the Rod Laver Arena (23:00 Arg/Chi, 21:00EST, 02:00 GMT).
Only match played was at Stuttgart 2016 2R where Federer won 64 57 64.
 
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tudwell

Hall of Fame
#7
If Fritz couldn't even get a win in 2016, I don't give him much hope now. Though from what I saw of Fed against Evans, Roger's not looking so hot himself. Still should be good enough for straights, though, you'd think.

And unless they bump this match to a different court, it's 100% the day session. Rafa's playing a hometown favorite. No way does that not get the night session (plus they would want to give De Minaur more time to recover).
 

tudwell

Hall of Fame
#21
You must not have watched the match. Fed was playing extremely well in long patches. And VERY aggressive, which is what he needs to go forward. 46/61 at net tells you all you need to know.
I didn't see a lot, no. Parts of the first set. In the first set tiebreak, he couldn't hit through the court to save his life. Got a bit fortunate Evans botched a couple of volleys toward the end. Good to hear he was better for most of the match.
 
#25
Fritz will destroy him and show no mercy, so be it
Goats don't require much room in a basement. Taylor Fritzl to win.

Sorry Sysy, hadn't made any Fritzl jokes in far too long

Now back to reality, if Fritz plays well he might take a set, but I doubt it.

Will be interesting if this is the day or night match. Or just put both Rafi and Rogi on RLA night sesh.
 
#29
Now back to reality, if Fritz plays well he might take a set, but I doubt it.

Will be interesting if this is the day or night match. Or just put both Rafi and Rogi on RLA night sesh.
Baby Sampras to make the straight sets defeat competitive.
Yet again displaying some of the clutch of his daddy, Fritz saved an impressive 12/13 break points against Monfils.

His serve clutchness coupled with Federer's fabled break point dissipations, and we could be looking at record numbers here. 0/40??
 
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#30
Yet again some of the clutch of his daddy, Fritz saved an impressive 12/13 break points against Monfils.

His serve clutchness coupled with Federer's fabled break point dissipations, we could be looking at record numbers here. 0/40??
Going 0/40 requires a lot of 0/40 holds from Fritz.

Fritz is good at holding things hue hue hue
 

iriraz

Hall of Fame
#32
Another day session for Federa
The biggest surprise isn`t that it`s a day match as it was expected Nadal vs de Minaur to be in the evening;the surprise is that it`s a 1PM start,not the last match in the day session. I can`t remember,when was the last time Federer played this early in a day at the AO.
Pretty weird and also not good for us Europeans as it makes it tough to watch this match.
 
#34
The biggest surprise isn`t that it`s a day match as it was expected Nadal vs de Minaur to be in the evening;the surprise is that it`s a 1PM start,not the last match in the day session. I can`t remember,when was the last time Federer played this early in a day at the AO.
Pretty weird and also not good for us Europeans as it makes it tough to watch this match.
Good for people in US cause we always have to rewatch his night matches. Yeah its strange for defending champion to be on day session again and like you said middle match.
 
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