Australian Open 2018 - Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer Preview

Quick Facts

Where is Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Monday 22nd January, 2018 - 04:00 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Marton Fucsovics 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 Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer? https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-22-1-2018/tickets/2066376

The Lowdown

MARTON FUCSOVICS

  • It has been a dream run for the world number 80 who, prior to this tournament, had never progressed beyond the first round of a Grand Slam.
  • The Hungarian has claimed the notable scalp of Sam Querrey along the way and will have nothing to lose in his first ever meeting with Federer.

ROGER FEDERER

  • It has been business as usual for Federer so far as he is yet to drop a set in his progress to the fourth round.
  • The reigning champion easily swatted aside Gasquet on Saturday and seems destined for yet another Grand Slam quarter-final barring a huge upset.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Fucsovics has certainly been one of the surprise packages in Melbourne this year as few would have predicted him reaching the last 16. Federer's presence at this stage however is something of a formality and it is difficult to imagine him not continuing his progress against an opponent in uncharted waters on Rod Laver Arena. The Hungarian can play with freedom given the expectations and that can sometimes lead to surprises, but this will likely be one step too far against the defending champion.