2019 Shanghai Masters – Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer taking place? Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China

When is Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Tuesday 8th October, 2019, 11:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer? Partly cloudy, 21c

What channel is Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs Roger Federer? http://en.shanghairolexmasters.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat Roger Federer 7-6, 2-6, 6-3

ALBERT RAMOS-VINOLAS

  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas pulled off the minor upset in taking down hard-court aficionado Marin Cilic in the first round of the Shanghai Masters in straight sets.
  • The Spaniard often flatters to deceive and has the ability to upset the best on his day, with a 29-22 record for 2019 depicting some inconsistency between deep runs and first-round exits at tournaments this year.
  • Ramos-Vinolas was the victor the last time he faced Roger Federer, at this very tournament in 2015 in a three-set decider in this very same round.

ROGER FEDERER

  • Roger Federer won both of his singles matches and one of his two doubles matches as he and Team Europe retained the Laver Cup for a third successive year last month.
  • With his place at the ATP Finals secured months ago, the world number three will be aiming to win his third Shanghai Masters title here in what will be his eighth appearance.
  • The 38-year-old lost to Borna Coric in the semi-finals of last year’s tournament and has reached the semi-finals in five of his seven campaigns at this event.

THE PREDICTION

Albert Ramos-Vinolas is one of a small handful of players who can boast a 50% win percentage over Roger Federer with one win apiece, but that record looks to be on the line here with the Swiss looking for his fourth ATP title this year. The Spaniard’s win over Federer came at this very event back in 2015 but the Swiss number one is unlikely to fall twice at the same hurdle, and could take this in straight sets.

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