Djokovic vs Federer
ATP Masters Cincinnati
Novak Djokovic - Roger Federer
Australian Open 2016 is the last place these two all time greats have met and it's kind of petty so much time has passed without a Novak - Roger show.
Djoker leads 23 - 22 in the all time record, yet Fed has 3 - 0 in Cincinnati finals, while the serb is even 0 - 5 overall in finals played here.
Federer has chosen to properly manage his body workload and skipped Toronto. He came here and reached the final after playing 8 sets of tennis, with a beautiful 3 sets match against a resurected Stan the Man and a retirement from Goffin yesterday, after the Swiss took the 1st set.
Djokovic lost in the Toronto 1st round to Tsitsipas and came in Cinncy to play 14 sets in his route to the final, with 4 straight threesetters.
Federer looks to me sharper and combining this with the fact that, to quote Djokovic, "“It [is] the greatest challenge in Cincinnati, without a doubt–especially here–because he’s been dominating this tournament historically. He won against me several times in finals. Obviously he feels great in these conditions and this surface.” ... I see history repeating.
Three times these two met in Cinncinnati finals and Fed won each and every one in straight sets. I remember Djokovic saying in 2015, while being at his peak form and losing once again here, that he seems to need to expect Roger's retirement to win a Cinncy trophy. Well, I guess he's right.
Let's go green!
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Djokovic vs Federer prediction
|Roger Federer -1.5 sets||Pinnacle||3.22||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|