Australian Open Quarter Final - Will Roger Federer be able to beat Mischa Zverev?

Published January 24, 2017 by Sol FH

Australian Open Quarter Final - Will Roger Federer be able to beat Mischa Zverev?

Federer vs Zverev live at Rod Laver Arena today at 8:00 GMT. Old foes meet in the second quarter-final.

This is Roger Federer's 17th Australian Open. He has won the tournament four times, in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010, and last year he won 3rd place. Now, at the age of 35, he is in a good position to push for another title shot, but faces an old foe in Mischa Zverev today at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. 

Today's match will most-likely be much more about precision than power, which has worked well for the Swiss star winning four matches straight including two top ten victories (Berdych and Nishikori). To win again today would mean Federer has made it to his 13th semi-final, but Zverev has proven to be good competition in the past. They have met twice in ATP matches and are split at one win apiece. Zverev is playing incredibly well right now, having knocked out No. 1 ranked Andy Murray in his last match. “He's feeling great. Probably feels the best he's ever felt on a tennis court. That's how I would feel after the win... against Murray. It's going to be tough and different and tricky," Federer related. 

Zverev is from Germany and just two years ago was ranked No. 1,067 and reaching the quarter-final is his best result of any Grand Slam. He does not have nearly the experience that Federer has with a record of 62/48, while Federer has an unprecedented 1080 wins and 245 losses.

Aussie Open Betting Markets

Roger Federer is a big outright favorite to win today, but so was Andy Murray in the last round against Zverev. bet365 Sports has posted lines in favor of Federer at 1.083, while Zverev is at 8.00. This could be the perfect time to bet with the underdog, as Zverev is on fire right now and could win after a long match. bet365 Sports is offering live in play betting throughout the match and bettors can seriously increase chances of winning by playing live.

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