Next week the ATP500 in Basel will take place. The tour is expected to attract some great names in the world of tennis who will be hoping to win this much-coveted ATP title. Roger Federer is one of the many tennis players who will be making a return to Basel. For the Swiss, he has fond memories of Basel. It was Basel where he was a ball boy assisting legendary tennis players such as Wayne Ferreira, 1994 Champion.
Roger Federer will be hoping to extend his fine form in Basel. Already he has won 9 ATP men’s singles titles hosted in Basel and also advanced in 12 straight finals from 2006. He is expected to fight for his 10th title.
Federer Vs Wawrinka H2H and story
The Basel ATP tour is going to be dominated by some great matches. Chances are Roger Federer might be meeting Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. Before that, he would have to beat the likes of Radu Albot or Dusan Lajovic. On his part, Wawrinka will start his journey to the Basel ATP title by first facing off with Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.
Seems the odds are in favor of Roger sailing through to the semifinals. Roger Federer has an amazing winning rate against Stan Wawrinka. The 38-year-old leads their unending rivalry with 23 wins against his fellow countryman’s 3 wins. However, it is not going to be a walk in the park for Federer when he comes against his countrymen who has been nothing short of exemplary in his recent ATP outings. Truth be told, this is going to be a must-watch match.
Federer vs Tsitsipas
If Federer eases past Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, he might play against Tsitsipas. The Greek will be hoping that his strong run he displayed while in London comes through as he faces Roger Federer. The Greek will kickstart his ATP tour in Basel by playing against Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. If Stefanos advances to the quarterfinals he might play Fabio Fognini.
The Swiss and the Greek have met four times with Roger Federer winning three times. The world number three player has some edge over Tsitsipas his potential opponent. Besides, the Swiss will be playing from his home country in an ATP event where he enjoys a fine record.
Tennis fans around the world will be hoping to see if Roger Federer wins his 10th ATP title in Basel. For the Swiss, this will be a significant achievement in his life if he manages to beat all his potential opponents in winning this title. Tennis lovers will be in for a great treat when Basel ATP tour gets underway.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Federer played his last match on the 11th of October when he had to bow to Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-77 6-3 in the quarter in Shanghai.
This year Roger has a 45-8 win-loss record. Roger conquered 3 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami and in Halle. Federer was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.7, Stefanos played his last match on the 12th of October when he had to bow to Daniil Medvedev 7-65 7-5 in the semifinal in Shanghai.
This year the Greek has a 44-22 win-loss record. Stefanos has won 2 titles in 2019 in Marseille and in Estoril. The Greek was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Federer.
Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas
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