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Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer V Kei Nishikori. Preview

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Wimbledon 2019 action continues with more star-studded fixtures at this year’s Championships. Once again, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the three favourites for success in the men’s event.

Federer moved through the gears to win 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 on Centre Court against South African debutant Lloyd Harris and reach the Wimbledon second round.

The Swiss beat British wildcard Jay Clarke in straight sets to reach Wimbledon’s third round. The second seed, 37, was tested in the second set but otherwise dominated the 20-year-old, ranked 169th, to win 6-1 7-6 (7-3) 6-2.

Federer won Saturday’s third-round clash 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in two hours and five minutes on Centre Court.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner was in a ruthless mood as he dispatched Italian Matteo Berrettini in just 74 minutes in the last 16 stage, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

In the quarter-finals, Federer will face Kei Nishikori. Nishikori beat Mikhail Kukushkin for a ninth time in his career in their round of 16 match in four sets to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for a second successive year. The Japanese number one is an underrated defender with an excellent return of serve but he has been held back in the past by fitness issues. He beat Djokovic at the US Open in 2014, and he beat Federer at the ATP Finals last November.

H2H

  • Roger Federer: 7
  • Kei Nishikori: 3

According to Vbet, Roger Federer is the favourite to win the match.

  • Kei Nishikori: 7.20
  • Roger Federer: 1.12

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