Djokovic and Federer Eases Into Third Round at Wimbledon

On Day 4 of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, there were no serious upsets although Lorenzi, Del Potro, Isner, and Sock all lost. Djokovic and Federer both had straight-set victories while Raonic and Thiem needed four sets to prevail.

Djokovic defeated Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 and Federer defeated Lajovic 7-6(0), 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic was quite good but Pavlasek was nothing special and was never going to test Djokovic. Lajovic played quite well at the start but was unable to take advantage of Federer’s less than ideal form.

This was the first full match of both Djokovic and Federer and it is still early days but Djokovic looked more convincing. Djokovic plays Gulbis next after Gulbis upset Del Potro in straight sets which is a nice break for Djokovic after Lopez also lost.

Gulbis is quite a talented player but he hasn’t achieved much in ages and the win today was a total upset. He has a good serve but Djokovic should be able to handle it if he returns well and Gulbis’ forehand is also a liability. Djokovic’s draw looks good until the semis now so he has a god opportunity to get some more wins under his belt before a possible meeting with Federer.

Federer plays M. Zverev next who is a good matchup for him but he also has Dimitrov and Raonic left. Raonic wasn’t convincing today almost going two sets to love down to Youzhny after Youzhny had a set point on his serve in the second set tiebreak. I think Zverev may come through to face Federer in the quarters who is a more dangerous opponent for Federer.

In the top half, Murray plays Fognini tomorrow while Nadal plays Kachanov. Nadal vs Kachanov could be interesting if Kachanov plays fearlessly but for now, Nadal is still the favorite.

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9 Comments

  1. July 14, 2017. 23:23 or 24:22. That’s All. Until then it is Fun Fun and Thiem. Right? ;-)

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    Ru-an Reply:

    🤔

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    GILBERT Reply:

    The next matches do not matter. For when Djokovic loses the semi-final against Federer it stands 23:23 and one and a half years of fear become bitter reality.

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    Eren Reply:

    I don’t think Federer is playing that well. Seeing how Djokovic is playing and given their most recent meeting at Wimbledon, Djokovic should be the favorite if that match materializes.

    Djokovic has a much better ROS and backhand than Federer. Also, Djokovic can play a high risk/high reward game (i.e. hitting lines consistently without making many unforced errors). Federer can not do that (anymore).

    Federer will have a chance if the roof closes.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    It’s true that Djokovic is the one guy over who Federer does not have an enormous advantage with his serve. Djokovic is pretty good at neutralizing that advantage and then like you say from the baseline he can expose Federer lack of consistency. Still, long way to go before that match becomes a reality.

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    Ru-an Reply:

    How much money do you have on Federer winning if they meet?

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  2. I’m so frightened that Federer defeated Djokovic, that I’d rather lose him again against Thiem and the match thereby does not take place. Over the top?

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Yes probably because another loss to Thiem would be a disaster.

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