Roger Federer – Alexander Zverev
Zverev will win at least for 1.68
The master went on without success in the tournament and almost without any chance he took Nishikori (for the first time during his performance at the end, he lost 0-2), but he prepared himself and entered the playoff from the very first place. "After the match, coaches offered:" Relax, spend the day with your family and go to the happy court, "Federer said after the first round. The Swiss in the meetings seemed fresh, more confident and less wrong, but that does not has hardly contributed to working with specialists.
The Fed gave Nishikori 34 points with unforced errors – unprecedented laxity, which is almost impossible to repeat. This is one of the reasons why he defeated the first game. Roger corrected the mechanisms and in two other meetings he played more attention (in the match against Tim 11 forced with Anderson – 14), but then the rivals helped, scoring 58 points for the Swiss with their inaccuracies.
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Federer does not look like a remarkable tennis he's accustomed to seeing and a more or less equal opponent, he will falter – it's unrealistic to travel without serious consequences to the mistakes of his opponents in every match. The match against Zverev is a challenge in which a tennis player will come against the Swiss who can fight, win on his own and can not embarrass himself. Based on players' status, personal encounters and scene, the conclusion is that it will be a fair opportunity. The German, who left the party in five of the seven matches (even two of them in the Hopman Cup) – a real contestant for the fight with Djokovic for the title of the final.
Novak Djokovic – Kevin Anderson
total games less than 20.5 for 2.28
Long before the start of the tournament, the first Serbian number was considered to be the undisputed favorite and, after the group stage, eliminated the last doubts – the cup will go up and will get a passionate kissing victory from Novak. The quartet's joker gathered very dangerous rivals, but everyone was strangely strangled and brutal on the ground. Of course, the main reason for three wins, without losing the set, is the level of play and the mood of the former Serbs, but that's not all.
The problem with Zverev, Cilic and especially with Izner was that the boys played boring and predictable, and these are the main components of success against any top. Djokovic is, in principle, very hard to be surprised when someone on the other side of the court relies exclusively on the serve and after throwing the ball slowly in the opposite half, the question arises: "Why did you rely, my friend?
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Of course, Izner and Anderson are players with a slightly different level and mentality. Especially in recent years, when Kevin reached the top 10 and many times reached the finals / semifinals of the major. At the same time, they are related to the type of roughness: the flow as a strong part, and the actions in the rally – how weak. There are matches when Kevin overcomes his opponent in the back (for example, Nishikori in the group), but this is an exception – the match against Tim Kay confirmed that 0: 6, 1: 6 from Anderson is not South African merit ,
Djokovic played brilliantly at the reception against Izner and repeated the same with Kevin. Against Anderson, the coat will be melted and very slow (as Federer noticed) – at Nole on such a ball it is even easier to control.
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