Indian Wells Masters 2019 R3 :- Federer v/s Wawrinka

Match result prediction poll...who wins and how????!!

  • Fed in 2

    Votes: 26 45.6%
  • Fed in 3

    Votes: 21 36.8%
  • Stan in 2

    Votes: 2 3.5%
  • Stan in 3

    Votes: 8 14.0%

  • Total voters
    57
Match of the tournament so far surely..
Fed came of a tricky 6-1 7-5 match in 2nd round, whereas wawrinka survived a scare against Martin fuscovics 6-4 6-7 7-5....

Their last match on HC
2018 Cincinnati masters QF :- fed def. wawa 6-7 7-6 6-2.....
Btw, Last match at IW was a tight affair though roger won in straights 6-4 7-5...
H2H is 21-3 federer
Hard court h2h 16-0 federer

What are your predictions friends?
 

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G.O.A.T.
I'll give Fed a marginal edge, but the court conditions look clay-ish and so Stan has good chances, no?
 

Petike

Rookie
I think Fed himself will make the second set difficult for himself, as it is carved in stone these days.
6-3 7-6 Fed
 

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
As much as I love Roger, I'm going with my sentimental favourite, Stan. Would love to see him win here. But, likely Roger will take this.
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
Woah I didn't realise their H2H is the same as Fed-Roddick now lol

Still in recent years their matches are pretty competitive:

2012 Shanghai - Stan won the first set and pushed Fed to second set tiebreak
2013 IW - Stan break up in the third before Fed wins 7-5
2014 MC - Stan wins from a set down
2014 Wimbledon - Fed wins from a set down (but Stan had to play 3 days in a row)
2014 WTF - Fed saves 3 MPs
2015 RG - Stan wins in straights
2017 AO - 5 setter with BPs for Stan in the 5th
2018 Cinci - Stan 2 points away from winning in the second set tiebreak.

Only been a few blowouts (2015 Rome, 2015 USO, 2015 WTF). Conditions will also suit Stan (Fed says the ball just sits up during the night session), so I expect a tough one here.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Wawrinka has a good chance to break his ridiculous record agaist Fed on hard.

Still, Fed is the favorite given their H2H.
 

Icsa

Rookie
The only way Fed can win this is by outsmarting Stan and getting him frustrated.
Other than that, Stan was hitting very well in the second round while Fed looked bored, slow, rusty and back to slicing the backhand.

This could go either way, Stan is rarely consistent while Fed can raise his level of performance out of nowhere.
 

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G.O.A.T.
You just reminded me how funny that moment was. Only Stan could get away with saying that to Roger too given their friendship.

I reckon Roddick would have got away with it. Actually, didn't he say something similar one time? But yeh of active players..
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Woah I didn't realise their H2H is the same as Fed-Roddick now lol

Still in recent years their matches are pretty competitive:

2012 Shanghai - Stan won the first set and pushed Fed to second set tiebreak
2013 IW - Stan break up in the third before Fed wins 7-5
2014 MC - Stan wins from a set down
2014 Wimbledon - Fed wins from a set down (but Stan had to play 3 days in a row)
2014 WTF - Fed saves 3 MPs
2015 RG - Stan wins in straights
2017 AO - 5 setter with BPs for Stan in the 5th
2018 Cinci - Stan 2 points away from winning in the second set tiebreak.

Only been a few blowouts (2015 Rome, 2015 USO, 2015 WTF). Conditions will also suit Stan (Fed says the ball just sits up during the night session), so I expect a tough one here.
Lol Stan is such a choker vs post peak Fraud it's not funny.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
I reckon Roddick would have got away with it. Actually, didn't he say something similar one time? But yeh of active players..
Yeah, Roddick did say something like it. 2004 Toronto Final I believe (seen it in highlights, memory's not that good). Federer just laughed at him.
 

jklos

Professional
Match is starting at 6pm and it will be fairly cold and very slow conditions. Advantage for Stan in that regards.
 
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