Australian Open 2018 - Tomas Berdych vs Roger Federer Preview

Quick Facts

Where is Tomas Berdych vs Roger Federer taking place? Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

When is Tomas Berdych vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Wednesday 24th January, 2018 - 08:30 (UK)

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

Where can I stream Tomas Berdych 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 Tomas Berdych vs Roger Federer?
https://resale.ticketmaster.com.au/australian-open-tickets-melbourne-vic-24-1-2018/tickets/2066406

The Lowdown

TOMAS BERDYCH

  • Ever-consistent Berdych has grown into the tournament and has impressively won his last two matches in straight sets against Juan Martin del Potro and Fabio Fognini.
  • He faces Federer for a third successive year and fifth overall at the Australian Open but he has yet to find his way past the Swiss great here.

ROGER FEDERER

  • It was smooth sailing once again for the defending champion as he overcame Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round and he is still yet to drop a set in this tournament.
  • Federer is an even heavier favourite for the title now that Nadal has been eliminated and the signs are that it will take a special performance to stop him.

The Statistics

The Prediction

Berdych was the tour leader for break points converted on hard courts last year and he will need to be just as clinical if Federer is to present him with any chances in this quarter-final clash that has an air of familiarity about it. That familiarity may also lead to inevitability however as Federer has eliminated Berdych here four times previously. The Swiss is the heavy favourite and only complacency will prevent him from reaching another major semi-final.