Federer vs Mayer / ATP Cincinnati – As the favourite of Masters in Cincinnati, Federer will in the 1/8 finals this season meet with the average, L. Mayer. Bad weather in Cincinnati has caused many problems to the organizers, so a few matches of yesterday's program were not completed. This could be a problem for the players, because some of them will have to go out on the court two times today.
Federer vs Mayer Begins: 17.08.2018 at 20:00 CET
In his first match of the tournament in Cincinnati, Federer has played against the German P. Gojowczyk, and the end result was 6:4 6:4. This seems like a very convincing win of the second world player, but those who have watched this match know that Federer has struggled a lot, especially in the first set, where he was faced with a relatively large number of breaks at his service. But luckily for this Swiss, Gojowczyk has failed to take advantage of his opportunities.
The second set was resolved after the first game. After losing the first set, the German was completely unprepared in the rest of the match, and the experienced Federer has managed to use that and turn it into a break advantage. By the end of the second set, there were no break opportunities, so the match ended with the mentioned result. From the statistical parameters we will outline the first service which is on the side of the German tennis player (83% : 79%), while all other parameters were on the side of Federer.
Mayer will face Federer from the 50th position at the ATP rankings, and this season's modest ratio of victories and defeats which is 19:18. This rating is far from the best rating which this Argentinian had in his career so far, and that is the 21st position. Interestingly, Mayer has won both of his titles so far on the clay ground of the tournament in Hamburg, and that was in 2014 and 2017.
In Hamburg this season, Mayer made his best result when he won the title as defending champion in the finals, where he was better than N. Basilashvili after three sets played. Another important result was at Masters in Indian Wells, where he reached the fourth round but was defeated by his compatriot J. M. Del Potro. Mayer has ended most of the other tournaments in the first two rounds.
Federer vs Mayer PICK
Federer has managed to record a win in both of the previous matches against Mayer. There is no doubt that this is exactly what is expected from the Swiss in this match. Mayer would have a better chance on the clay ground, so we definitely believe in the convincing triumph of the Swiss in Cincinnati.
Pick: Federer -3.5 games
Odds: 1.53 at betway (down to 1.49 can be played)
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