Two old companions get to do it in the second round of the 2019 Dubai Tennis Championships when Roger Federer and Fernando Verdasco are two men on the pitch, bringing it to 72 years combined. In other words, 41 years as a tennis pro. The UAE crowd can look forward to two seasoned, experienced and experienced superstars battling for the quarter-finals in the 27th edition of the heavily-contested tournament from the “ATP World Tour 500” category, in which either Jan-Lennard Struff or Márton Fucsovics will wait.
Federer vs Verdasco Tennis Betting Tips
Both Roger Federer and Fernando Verdasco have a special connection to the Dubai Tennis Championships. The Swiss is the undisputed record winner with seven overall victories in the high-priced tournament on the outdoor hard courts of the Aviation Club Tennis Center, while also his Spanish counterparts could storm the big final in 2017, but at the end the title with 0: 2 against Andy Murray left. No wonder Federer’s verdict on the Maestro is promising on the whole. But because in Federer against Verdasco the odds for the victory of the Swiss is a bit too low for a value bet and “King Roger” already gave a set in round one, which also eliminates the tip on the 2-0 for the time being is the most sustainable option to insist that the Spaniard collect more than 8.5 games against the record winner.
Roger Federer – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the ATP rankings: 7.
Position in the seedling list: 2.
37-year-old Swiss rider Roger Federer is still waiting for his historic 100th individual title in the ATP World Tour. Although he won together with partner Belinda Bencic already at the Hopman Cup in early January in Perth, as an ITF tournament this triumph is not included in his record on the ATP World Tour, in which he only participated in the 2019 Australian Open. As is well known, with moderate success, as already in the second round was for the maestro against the emerging Greeks Stefanos Tsitsipas final stop: 1: 3. It is no secret that Federer is still driven by big goals such as this 100th individual title in the ATP World Tour. All the more surprising came his statement that he after three recent sands season in series, which he has suspended, in 2019 again on his unloved surface would compete – including participation in the French Open, the only Grand Slam tournament, which he “only” win once (2009).
“I think it just depends to do your best in every game and every week. Then things will work or not. It is not because of the lack of commitment. ” – Roger Federer at Sport1
Accordingly, the fans feared the worst: Will the Maestro once more on sand, and then hang the racket promptly on the nail? “No,” these days was the clear answer of Roger Federer, who pointed out that in 2019, he felt just fitter than in the previous three years, so he wanted to try again on the exhausting sand surface. This has nothing to do with his retirement. Even the pressure to finally get title number 100, he felt only conditionally. And yet: In his first match after more than a month break, he had in the first round in Dubai with another “Oldie”, namely the German Philipp Kohlschreiber, his dear problems and had after the lost second set once again everything in the pan toss. In the case of Federer against Verdasco, the odds are still crystal clear in the direction of the sympathetic Swiss, who is also the top favorite in all bookies for overall victory in Dubai. Can he now meet these expectations?
Last matches by Roger Federer:
- 25.02.2019 – Federer Vs. Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 (Dubai)
- 20.01.2019 – Tsitsipas Vs. Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 (Australian Open)
- 18.01.2019 – Federer Vs. Fritz 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 (Australian Open)
- 16.01.2019 – Federer Vs. Evans 7-6, 7-6, 6-3 (Australian Open)
- 14.01.2019 – Federer Vs. Istomin 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 (Australian Open)
Fernando Verdasco – Statistics & Current Form
Current ranking in the ATP rankings: 32.
Position in the seedling list: unset
Since 2001, 35-year-old Spaniard Fernando Verdasco has been part of the ATP World Tour – just three years shorter than Roger Federer. However, the Spaniard’s 99 individual titles of the Swiss superstar only face seven individual tournaments won – not a single major among them. His greatest success so far in singles: the overall victory at the ATP Barcelona 2010 – a tournament from the 500 category. Higher he reached the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters only in the same year and fought four times in a quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament before, under which he made it in 2009 at the Australian Open for the only time in the semifinals.
Only in doubles has the protected of Nacho Truyol won one or the other big title. For example, the 2013 World Championship (ATP World Tour Finals) with partner David Marrero or the Hopman Cup 2013 with Anabel Medina Garrigues. Nevertheless, every tennis player in the world knows the Spaniard. Alone, because hardly any other player in the ATP World Tour deserves the epithet “perennial” more than Fernando Verdasco, who was almost never injured in his entire career. As a result, he holds a very special record: at the Australian Open 2019 (off in the third round) he was in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament for the 63rd time – without a single exception or interruption. That he still does not belong to the old iron, he showed it in the first round in Dubai against Thomas Fabbiano, as he managed to make it back to 0: 1 back. It was his already eighth individual victory in 2019, facing five defeats. With Federer against Verdasco, the tip is that he can win more than 8.5 games against “King Roger”, so quite realistic.
Last matches by Fernando Verdasco:
- 25.02.2019 – Verdasco Vs. Fabbiano 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 (Dubai)
- 21.02.2019 – Bachinger Vs. Verdasco 6-4, 6-3 (Marseilles)
- 19.02.2019 – Verdasco Vs. Gerasimov 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 (Marseille)
- 14.02.2019 – Medvedev vs. Verdasco 6-2, 7-5 (Rotterdam)
- 12.02.2019 – Verdasco Vs. Ebden 7-5, 6-4 (Rotterdam)
Federer vs Verdasco – Head to Head Statistics
There have been a total of six clashes between Roger Federer and Verdasco over the course of time, and with a view to the resulting “head to head” statistics, it is one last time to underline the worlds between the two “oldies” of the ATP World Tour , In all six games in the end namely the Federer Express was victorious from the square. The last time they faced each other was Dubai, four years ago in 2015. Roger Federer defeated the Spaniard 2-0 (6: 4 and 6: 3) in the last sixteen and secured his seventh place at the end and last overall victory in the United Arab Emirates.
Roger Federer vs Fernando Verdasco Our Tennis Betting Prediction
The fact that practically everything speaks for Roger Federer in this second round match between two old acquaintances, should be obvious. So it is by no means presumptuous to say that not only the maestro has to allow himself a weak day, but also Fernando Verdasco needs an absolute Sahnetag to come in the seventh duel for his very first victory against “King Roger”.
Key Facts – Roger Federer Vs. Fernando Verdasco’s tips
Federer leads in the “head to head” comparison crystal clear with 6: 0
Together, both players bring it to 41 professional seasons in the ATP World Tour
Federer is the record winner in Dubai with seven overall victories
So the question remains, how this can be converted into a profitable bet. The betting odds for the victory of the Swiss finally bring too little value, especially since he has delivered a surprise against Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first match a round. With Federer against Verdasco, the tip is that the Spaniard win more than 8.5 games, thus the best possible option. Should he win the Swiss at least one set, the bet would be almost automatically won. Even if he makes it scarce in a 0-2 draw, the probability of this tip is still high enough. For this, Federer has a odds of 1.78 against Verdasco.
Betting Tips: Over 8.5 games (Fernando Verdasco)