Roger FEDERER vs Nikoloz BASILASHVILI | ATP Qatar Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

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Roger FEDERER vs Nikoloz BASILASHVILI | ATP Qatar Open 2021 Preview | Head-to-Head and Prediction

THE COMEBACK CONTINUES! Roger Federer returned to the ATP Tour with a big win over Dan Evans, getting through in a tight 3 setter. Federer played like the GOAT of old and served out of a tree against the feisty Brit but will need to limit the errors against a free swinging Basilashvili who is returning to some form after a long losing streak.

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HEAD TO HEAD

  • Federer leads the H2H 1-0
  • Federer was 29/5 win loss on hardcourt in 2019
  • Basilashvili was 3/6 win loss on hardcourt in 2020
  • Federer has won 71 hardcourt titles
  • Basilashvili has won 1 hardcourt title

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BASILASHVILI - KEYS TO THE MATCH

Basilashvili has regained his form by snapping a 5 match losing streak this week, beating Millman and Jaziri to reach his second Quarter Final of 2021. His first round match against Millman was the highest ranked player that the Georgian had beaten since 2019 in Shanghai (defeated Paire) and will need to be aggressive against Federer if he is to record the biggest win of his career.

Round 1 | def. Millman 2-6 6-4 6-2
Round 2 | def. Jaziri 6-2 6-2 

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FEDERER - KEYS TO THE MATCH

Federer made a strong return against baseliner Dan Evans and will be looking to replicate a similar game plan against another baseliner in Basilashvili. The stand out of the Federer's game in his second round was his serving, hitting 13 aces, 0 double faults and winning 79% of 1st serve points from 68% first serves in. However, Fed hit multiple unforced errors against Evans and will need to be cleaner against Basilashvili.

Round 1 | BYE
Round 2 | def. Evans 7-6 3-6 7-5

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Prediction = FEDERER in 2 sets

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