Wimbledon 2018 – Roger Federer vs Lukas Lacko Preview

AT A GLANCE

Where is Roger Federer vs Lukas Lacko taking place? Centre Court, Wimbledon, London

When is Roger Federer vs Lukas Lacko on and what time does it start? Wednesday 4th July, 2018 – second match on court

What TV channel is Roger Federer vs Lukas Lacko on? BBC 1 (UK)

Where can I stream Roger Federer vs Lukas Lacko? The match can be streamed online via BBC iPlayer

Where can I get tickets for Roger Federer vs Lukas Lacko? A limited number of tickets go on sale 24 hours in advance on Ticketmaster. Alternatively, you can brave the famous Wimbledon Queue!

THE LOWDOWN

ROGER FEDERER

  • Federer eased to victory in his opening match against Lajovic and he will expect to coast through this match once again given he faces a lower ranked opponent than Lajovic in Lukas Lacko here.
  • He has faced Lacko twice and dominated both matches winning in straight sets so he will look to do the same here and minimise the time he spends on court to preserve his body for the latter rounds.
  • Federer has announced that he has severed ties with Nike and switched to Japanese sports brand Uniqlo, signing a ten-year deal reported to be worth $300m so that will be an added motivation to prove his worth at Wimbledon.

LUKAS LACKO

  • The Slovakian beat Benjamin Bonzi in the opening round in four sets despite losing the opening set and he is playing some of the best tennis of his career right now.
  • While he will not expect to upset Federer, he will be heartened by his first round win over Bonzi and by the fact that he reached the final in Eastbourne prior to Wimbledon starting only to lose out to Mischa Zverev.
  • He has met Federer twice before – both in Grand Slams – and he only managed to win 13 games in the 6 sets they played, so he will be content to just put in an improved display and test Federer more.

THE STATISTICS


THE PREDICTION

Nothing but a straight sets victory for Federer is expected here. Lacko has been completely outclassed in the two previous matches they have played, and while he is playing some of his better tennis right now, he just does not possess anything like the quality to test Federer and even give him some uncomfortable moments. Straight sets win for Federer.