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Match Preview: Federer vs. Wawrinka – The Battle of the Swiss

Swiss players Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka are set to duel in the SemiFinals for what we’re calling “The Battle of the Swiss”

How to Watch:

As the tournament is nearing its end and the matches are getting more entertaining, you will be able to watch the Australian Open on a variety of channels. Some of the more popular places are: WatchESPN, British EuroSport,  EuroSport 1 & 2, Australian Open Website (for live commentary), but you may be able to watch on other channels as well. Unfortunately, the match is planned to be played at 2:30 A.M., so it is inconvenient for many fans to watch.

 

Previous Meetings:

The two Swiss have gone head-to-head multiple times before with a total of 21 matches to this date. Federer currently leads their record 18-3. Do not let these numbers fool you though! Wawrinka has played difficult opponents in his past 3 rounds but has still won with ease.

 

Strengths & Weaknesses:

Federer’s Strengths:

  • Leads H2H 18-3 (Confidence)
  • Playing consistently well lately
  • Recovered from injury well

Federer’s Weaknesses:

  • Wawrinka will be the first major-winning opponent of tournament
  • Has not played Wawrinka since 2015

Wawrinka’s Strengths:

  • Won past 3 matches easily (Confidence)
  • Fresh start against Federer because last match was 2015

Wawrinka’s Weaknesses:

  • Bad H2H against Federer
  • Federer can overpower one-handed backhand

 

Match Prediction: Federer def. Wawrinka 6-2, 7-5,4-6, 6-3

 

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