Australian Open 2018 - Jan-Lennard Struff vs Roger Federer Preview

Quick Facts

Where is Jan-Lennard Struff vs Roger Federer taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Jan-Lennard Struff vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Thursday 18th January, 2018 - 03:00 (UK)

What channel is Jan-Lennard Struff vs Roger Federer on? Eurosport (UK) & Channel 7 (Australia)

Where can I stream Jan-Lennard Struff 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 Jan-Lennard Struff vs Roger Federer?
https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-18-1-2018/tickets/2066412

The Lowdown

JAN-LENNARD STRUFF

  • Struff eased through his first round encounter with Kwon Soon-woo in straight sets and has reached the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2014 US Open.
  • The German displayed many of his shot-making abilities in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory and will need every ounce of that in order to trouble the defending champion.

ROGER FEDERER

  • Evergreen Federer continues to show no signs of slowing down, with his routine first round victory over Aljaz Bedene showing that he will be a force once again this year.
  • The world number two hasn't been eliminated in the second round of a Grand Slam since Wimbledon 2013 so is fully expected to continue his progress here.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Struff is close to his career best ranking and easily outclassed his opponent in the first round with some excellent shot-making, but this is a monumental step up in standard and in all likelihood, this is as far as the German goes in the tournament. Federer was typically ruthless in his opener and looks in great shape to defend his title, so anything other than a straight sets victory would be a surprise.