2019 Italian Open – Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer taking place? Foro Italico, Rome

When is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Friday 17th May, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

What channel is Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer on? BT Sport (check schedule for specific channel)

Where can I stream Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport Player

Where can I get tickets for Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Roger Federer? https://ticketing.internazionalibnlditalia.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Stefanos Tsitsipas 1-1 Roger Federer
Last meeting:
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas made relatively light work of Fabio Fognini as he secured a straight-sets victory for the second successive match in this tournament.
  • Tsitsipas has looked comfortable on the clay so far in Rome and has taken his record on this surface to 12-3 for the year.
  • Tsitsipas has faced Federer twice in his career and both games came this year with the Greek notably managing to knock Federer out of the Australian Open.

ROGER FEDERER

  • Federer bounced back from a set down and saved two match points to defeat 13th seed Borna Coric and progress to the quarter-finals in Rome.
  • Federer lost the opening set 2-6 but hit back to claim the second 6-4 before edging the match in a thrilling final set that was settled on a tie-break.
  • For Federer to progress, he will have to overcome Stefanos Tsitsipas who he has a 1-1 record against but managed to get the better of him when the two men last met in Dubai earlier in the year.

THE PREDICTION

Roger Federer will be hoping his prolonged contest with Borna Coric yesterday, which was his second game of the day following rain in Rome, will not affect his chances of making the semi-finals of the Italian Open. Tsitsipas too had two matches on Wednesday but managed two straight-sets victories. The two have looked evenly matched in their two meetings this year but Tsitsipas comes into this contest as the slight favourite and can justify that tag with a win in three sets.