Australian Open 2018 - Hyeon Chung vs Roger Federer Preview

Quick Facts

Where is Hyeon Chung vs Roger Federer taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Hyeon Chung vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Friday 26th January, 2018 - 08:30 (UK)

What channel is Hyeon Chung vs Roger Federer on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Hyeon Chung vs Roger Federer? The match can be streamed on both Eurosport Player and Sky Go (providing you have a Eurosport pass)

Where can I get tickets for Hyeon Chung vs Roger Federer? https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-26-1-2018/tickets/2066403

The Lowdown

HYEON CHUNG

  • Chung continued his incredible run with a straight sets victory over Tennys Sandgren in the quarter-finals and the only sets he has dropped so far came in his epic third round battle with Alexander Zverev.
  • The Korean has claimed that his game is modelled largely on that of Novak Djokovic - whom he defeated in the fourth round - and his defensive abilities could be his biggest asset in this first meeting with Federer.

ROGER FEDERER

  • Federer's run to the semi-finals is in stark contrast to that of last year as his progress has been much more straightforward this time around with the defending champion yet to drop a set.
  • That should ensure he has plenty of energy left in the tank and he will need to call upon those reserves against a player with sensational retrieval abilities, meaning we could see some lengthy rallies.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Chung has well and truly announced himself on the scene at this year's Australian Open and it is clear that we are witnessing the arrival of a top player. Federer has yet to drop a set so far but that could come to an end against the inspired Korean who will send balls back that the Swiss has not had to deal with in his previous matches. Whether he can outlast the defending champion over the distance is another matter, and Federer still has to be seen as the favourite given his impeccable form so far. Federer in four.