Fed 3-1 underdog, is it worth a punt?

NEW_BORN

Hall of Fame
Federer has a massive mental block against Djokovic, form doesn't come into the equation anymore, when one player can't finish the other one off from being up 40-15, not once but twice. Federer will definitely lose, especially if he somehow miraculously manages to reach mp.
 

TearTheRoofOff

Hall of Fame
Djoker's level has been far superior to that of Fed. I think Fed will be able to keep things close if he slices really well and hits his spots on serve, in which case he may have his chances.

But yeah, Djoker heavy favourite, and that's not just handwringering.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Federer has a massive mental block against Djokovic, form doesn't come into the equation anymore, when one player can't finish the other one off from being up 40-15, not once but twice. Federer will definitely lose, especially if he somehow miraculously manages to reach mp.
I just hope that Fed won't lose the match before it even starts, just like he did vs Nadal in RG 2008 or like Nadal did at the AO this year.
 

Lew II

Hall of Fame
Federer has a massive mental block against Djokovic, form doesn't come into the equation anymore, when one player can't finish the other one off from being up 40-15, not once but twice. Federer will definitely lose, especially if he somehow miraculously manages to reach mp.
He needs to find a way to win without having match points.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I don't even think that Fed winning a set are good odds (probably around 1,9). I know he's still Fed and he'll up his level but the difference is just too big in this tournament.

If you want to bet on this match I'd do it live and see what both produce in the first 15-20 minutes.
 

NEW_BORN

Hall of Fame
I just hope that Fed won't lose the match before it even starts, just like he did vs Nadal in RG 2008 or like Nadal did at the AO this year.
Sadly, Federer just does not have the firepower nor the stamina, to contend with Djokovic anymore.
You need a bazooka to break down Djokovic's defenses, right now Federer's groundstrokes are more like water pistols, useless.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
Sadly, Federer just does not have the firepower nor the stamina, to contend with Djokovic anymore.
You need a bazooka to break down Djokovic's defenses, right now Federer's groundstrokes are more like water pistols, useless.
Yeah that's true.His chance would be only if he bots in spectacular fashion, but that usually doesn't happen against Novak.
 

weakera

Legend
I hope Roger can make it a good match, he will know people are seriously doubting his chances, he needs to tap into that eff it mode and hit bombs like Thiem.
 

TripleATeam

Legend
I'm betting Djokovic in straights, but you never know with these two. I'd put Federer at 25-30% chance of winning this match, so the odds are pretty much spot-on in my view.
 
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