Federer’s Backhand Chip Return to Defuse Anderson’s Serve

João Mourato

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:55 AM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 12:55 AM UTC

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<h2>Kevin Anderson (6) vs. Roger Federer (4)</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/miami-usa/federer-vs-anderson-3758596/" target="_blank" title="Check Anderson - Federer Betting Odds"><strong>Thursday, March 28, Miami</strong></a></p><p>Three-time champion Roger Federer produced a near-flawless display to beat No.13 seed Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth round of the Miami Open. Federer played some of his best tennis of the season, ending the match with 22 winners and eight unforced errors to take down Medvedev in just 61 minutes. The 37-year-old Swiss is looking to claim his 101st ATP Tour title and is now the undeniable favourite to lift the trophy in Miami after Novak Djokovic’s surprising defeat against Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round.</p><p>Federer will next take on Kevin Anderson for a place in the semi-finals at the Hard Rock Stadium. The two-time Grand Slam finalist spent more than two months away from the tour and is making his first tournament appearance since the Australian Open in January. Despite long absence, Anderson advanced to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open for the third time in his career after a 7-5, 7-5 win over Jordan Thompson. However, the world No.7 struggled to find his range from the baseline with 13 winners and 24 unforced errors from the back of the court.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;One step closer to 101…&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/rogerfederer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@rogerfederer&lt;/a&gt; d. Medvedev 6-4 6-2 and is now 51-0 on hard courts when he wins the first set in a Masters 1000 fourth round 🤯&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/MiamiOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#MiamiOpen&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/LMCWTj2S34\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/LMCWTj2S34&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TennisTV/status/1110998868563513344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;27 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>Anderson pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history last year with a 2-6, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 win over Federer in four hours and 14 minutes. Nevertheless, Federer leads 5-1 in their head-to-head and didn’t lose a set in his five victories against the South-African.</p><p>As mentioned before, Anderson is playing his first tournament in two months. The No.6 seed is still not there yet with too many unforced errors from the baseline. On the other hand, Federer was always a terrible matchup for big servers with his backhand chip return as the key for the Swiss to defuse big serves. For that reason, our suggestion is to follow the trend with Federer to win in straight sets as a very interesting approach for this contest <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker">at 7/10 (1.70) with William Hill</a>.</p>
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