Ranked no. 3 Federer will start his run in Rome hoping to win his 102nd career title after he won his last title Miami in March. Federer has a 20-3 win-loss record in 2019, 2-1 on clay. Roger staged his comeback on the dirt in Madrid after 3 years. The Swiss played rather good tennis, but he fell in the quarters to Dominic Thiem after he was unable to convert 2 match points
Ranked no. 72 Sousa reached the second round in Rome after beating Frances Tiafoe 6-3 6-73 7-64
Sousa has a 9-11 win-loss record in 2019, 4-7 on clay.
Last year result
Last year in Rome Sousa lost in the qualifications 6-4 6-3 to Nicolas Jarry
HEAD TO HEAD and prediction Roger Federer vs. Joao Sousa
The last time that they face off, Fedeer won 6-78 6-4 6-2 in the 2nd round in Halle in 2014.
The favorite for Tennis Tonic is Roger Federer that should win in 2 sets.
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