Roger Federer vs Stanislas Wawrinka Wimbledon 2014 QF Preview

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An all-Swiss quarter-final is scheduled to take place on Wednesday afternoon, as 7-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka meet for the 16th time on the professional tour at SW19. Federer leads the head-to-head series 13-2, but Wawrinka will have a possible mental edge over his fellow countryman after his victory against him in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters a few months back. Check out the Federer vs Wawrinka Head to Head matches.

After defeating Denis Istomin in straight sets on Monday, fifth seed Stan Wawrinka stepped on court the following day, where he dispatched Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to set up his third straight contest in as many days. Wawrinka, who won the contest 7-6(5), 7-6(7), 6-3, struck 31 aces and 55 winners to secure the victory in 1 hour and 58 minutes.

To complicate matters for Wawrinka, his third straight day of matches will culminate in a potentially grueling contest against Roger Federer.

“It’s going to be fun, I hope,” said Wawrinka to ESPN. “Playing him on grass here at Wimbledon is going to be something special for sure. He’s won so many times; he’s playing so well. But I’m happy with the way I’m playing so far since the beginning of the tournament.”

“Playing against him on grass is really tough,” said Wawrinka. “Winning the first tie-break was really important. I’m really happy today. I was serving really well.”

Federer remained on track to win a record eight Wimbledon titles on Tuesday afternoon when he defeated Spain’s Tommy Robredo in comfortable fashion to waltz into the quarter-final round. The fourth seed won the match 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 with time to spare to potentially catch his country perform in the World Cup.

“I’m very pleased with the first week,” Federer told BBC television. “Here we go into the quarter-finals. It’s really exciting being so deep in the tournament, closer to the finish line. It’s really nice how I’m playing. I’m serving well, moving well, returning all right. Everything I need to happen is happening to go deep in the tournament.”

Federer hit 1 aces and 42 winners to set up the compelling clash with Wawrinka. This will mark the first time the two competitors will meet on grass, which only adds to the intrigue.

“It’s going to be fun, I hope,” said Wawrinka to ESPN. “Playing him on grass here at Wimbledon is going to be something special for sure. He’s won so many times; he’s playing so well. But I’m happy with the way I’m playing so far since the beginning of the tournament.”

This marks the 16th time they will meet on the professional tour, with Federer leading the head-to-head series 13-2, which include the 11 straight wins between 2009-2013. While Wawrinka has finally removed himself from Federer’s shadow when he surpassed him as the top Swiss and defeated him in the Monte Carlo final a couple of months ago, he will need to find his absolute best tennis to topple Federer on Wednesday afternoon. Three days of consecutive matches is not an easy task.

Prediction: Roger Federer in Five Sets

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3 comments
MooTennisBlog
MooTennisBlog

Federer has cruised through the draw and hasn't even played a tiebreak yet. He has the edge on grass and Stan has already played two days in a row. I'd take a Roger in 3 with a couple of tiebreaks.

MooTennisBlog
MooTennisBlog

That's true! But I'd still take Fed to win this match.