2020 Australian Open – Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer on and what time does it start? Sunday 26th January, 2020 – not before 09:15 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer? Cloudy, 18c

What channel is Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Marton Fucsovics vs Roger Federer? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Marton Fucsovics and Roger Federer? Roger Federer beat Marton Fucsovics 7-6, 6-4

THE LOWDOWN

MARTON FUCSOVICS

  • Marton Fucsovics is back to his best and followed up his shock defeat of Denis Shapovalov with two straight-sets victories over Jannik Sinner and Tommy Paul to reach the round of 16.
  • The Hungarian world number 67 could not make it past the second round at Melbourne last year but reached a career-high 21st in the ATP world rankings in 2019.
  • It is unsurprising to find that Fucsovics has never taken a set from Roger Federer in the two previous matches they have played, including at this very stage of the Australian Open back in 2018.

ROGER FEDERER

  • Roger Federer did not look himself against Australia’s John Millman, who took him to a fifth-set deciding tiebreak before the world number three pulled out all the stops to win that 10-8.
  • 38-year-old Federer was pushed to his limits against the incredibly fit Millman, who had history of beating the Swiss at Grand Slams when the pair last met at the US Open in 2018.
  • Six-time Australian open champion Federer was stopped at this stage of last year’s tournament by the emerging star of Stefanos Tsitsipas, but he will be glad of an easier-looking route to the quarter-finals here.

THE PREDICTION

As Roger Federer had to dig deep against his kryptonite John Millman, he will be well glad of a potentially easier time of it here against world number 67 Marton Fuscovics. The Hungarian has never taken a set off the world number three and while his form at the Australian Open so far has been excellent, he’ll meet Federer off the back of a warning from Millman. A battle-hardened Federer should come through this in less dramatic fashion than his previous match.

TSZ Latest