US Open Men's 2nd Round: Federer Faces Fastest Server of All-time Groth

Published August 29, 2014 by Amir G

US Open Men's 2nd Round: Federer Faces Fastest Server of All-time Groth

Roger Federer meets fastest server in the world Samuel Groth for the Men's Singles 2nd round at the US Open (4pm UK time).

Round 2 of the Men's Singles continues today in the US Open with a very intriguing match set to take place 4pm UK time between Roger Federer and world No. 104 Samuel Groth.

Fastest Serve of All-time

Hailing from Australia, Groth holds a terrifying unofficial world record for having hit a crazy 163 mph first serve back in May 2012 at a South Korea Challenger. Groth impressively blasted past Albert Ramos-Vinolas from Spain in straight sets 7-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 without facing not one single break point during the match.

Talking about his upcoming match against the 17-times Grand Slam champion Federer, the 26-year old Groth said it is going to be the biggest moment of his career so far, a dream coming true. Groth's higher ranking was 92 when he won a Challenger earlier this year; he reached two other Challenger finals and made his Wimbledon debut this year, losing in round one.

Federer a Strong Favorite

The 33-year old Federer came to New York with a 20-2 win-loss record since the French Open. He was beat in the Canadian Open final but then took the Cincinnati Open, also appearing at the Wimbledon finals and losing to Novak Djokovic.  

Federer already faced an Australian in the first round when he beat Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4). The match received wide media coverage due to the presence of former NBA all-star Michael Jordan as a spectator.

In-play Betting

Online sportsbook bet365 is covering this game live and in to win match it is offering 22/1 on Samuel Groth and 1/80 on Roger Federer; it's a no-brainer and Federer is clearly the favorite, but a sensation could happen and it would be worth a lot for a risky punter. Don't miss this match and log-in bet365 Sports today for a spicy tennis wager.

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