Friday, 1 November 2013

ATP Paris, Semi-Final Predictions: Federer-Djokovic

This week's predictions have been pretty woeful so I am looking forward to a clean slate at the O2.  I believe the draw will be announced tomorrow... excited :-)

1. Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Would you believe this will be the first time in 2013 that Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will play each other.  Today saw Federer claim his best win of the year as he took out Juan Martin del Potro, 6-3 4-6 6-3 in 1 hour and 43 minutes.  Federer and Del Potro's head-to-head is certainly an engaging one with their last 6 encounters going the distance and there is a good chance we could see it three weeks out of three with the O2 next week.  I was actually relieved that DelPo lost so he can at least have a few days off before the O2.  Federer played a fine match and produced some startling statistics in the first set hitting 17 winners to just 4 unforced errors.  

Djokovic produced a great performance in the quarter-finals to beat Stanley Wawrinka, 6-1 6-4 and he will be the heavy favourite going into tomorrow's heavyweight clash with Fed.  The last time they played was in the World Tour Finals final in 2012, which was a terrific match that Djokovic won 7-6(6) 7-5.  I haven't been calling things well this week, but I expect Djokovic to comfortably make the final.

Prediction - Djokovic to beat Federer in 2 sets (1 easy, 1 tight)

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