Saturday, January 21, 2012

Federer vs. Tomic: Clash of Two Generations?


The entire nation of Australia will be hoping for a miracle when Tomic plays against arguably the best player ever : Roger Federer - in the most hyped clash between two generations at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

John Tomic once claimed that Bernard can win 10-15 Grand slams. Well he will be up against the only person ever to win 16 GS till date: Roger Federer. A lot of people are predicting upset for this 4th round match but can this really happen?

Instead of predicting the outcome at first, let’s look at the game statistics for both these players at Australian Open so far:


Statistics
Federer*
Tomic
  1st Serve %
62
66
  Aces
23
26
  Unforced Errors
46
150
  Winning % on 1st Serve
80
69
  Winning % on 2nd Serve
66
57
  Winners
98
115
  Receiving Points Won %
42
37
  Break Point Conversions
42
35










* Federer has played only 2 matches so far in AO

We can clearly see that Federer is ahead of Tomic in almost all the areas of the game. It’s hard to believe that Tomic can create an upset here unless he plays extraordinary tennis and outplays Federer in his own game. Both of them have met once before on grass court and Federer was the winner in 4 sets. The stats for the match were as follows:

Player
Federer
 Tomic
1st Serve %
67
62
1st Serve Points Won
71
68
2nd Serve Points Won
74
39
Winners
61
51
Unforced Errors
35
48
Return Points Won
43
28
Break Points Conversion
46
43

The one factor that can play a very important part in this match will be the crowd as they will be cheering for Tomic. But Federer’s experience and calm approach should certainly help him ease through this match. All in all, Tomic no doubt is the future of tennis and provides flair to the game of tennis with his variety, but as of now it certainly seems like Federer should win the match tomorrow! What do you think?

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2 comments:

  1. straight sets...I hope he bagels tomic today so that the lad learns a lesson for his cheating against Dolgopolov!

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