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15 Jan 2019 by Adam Evans

2019 Australian Open – Dan Evans vs Roger Federer Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Dan Evans vs Roger Federer taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Dan Evans vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Wednesday 16th January, 2019 – not before 03:00 (UK)

What channel is Dan Evans vs Roger Federer on in the UK? This match will be televised on Eurosport (Sky channels 410 & 411)

Where can I stream Dan Evans vs Roger Federer in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Dan Evans vs Roger Federer? https://ausopen.com/tickets?da...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

DAN EVANS

  • Dan Evans has fought his way to the second round of the Australian Open after coming back from a drugs ban that threatened to end his career, beating Japanese Tatsuma Ito in straight sets.
  • The 28-year-old world number 189 comes into this tournament, which remains his best Grand Slam effort as he got to the fourth round in 2017, in intermittent form having lost to inferior players throughout 2018 yet coasting through his qualifiers here.
  • The Brit played Roger Federer in the third round of Wimbledon 2016 and lost in straight sets, but beat Federer’s first-round opponent Denis Istomin in the Davis Cup last year in an example of his potential at a higher level.

ROGER FEDERER

  • World number three Roger Federer continues to defy time as he continues yet another Grand Slam season in search of silverware off the back of his Hopman Cup success with Switzerland.
  • Federer has won the Australian Open six times previously and made short work of his first round opponent Denis Istomin with an 83% first serve win percentage, including 14 aces, to win in under two hours.
  • Federer has lost to a player outside the top 100 just once in the last year, to highly rated Australian youngster Thanasi Kokkinakis.

THE PREDICTION

2015 Davis Cup winner Dan Evans has fought hard to right his wrongs following a drugs ban and has a knack for the spectacular in high-profile matches, but his opponent is Roger Federer. The Swiss six-time, and reigning, Australian Open champion comes into this contest in form and vastly superior to his British foe. Evans could produce a fightback on his day, but not a victory. Federer in four sets.

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