Roger Federer makes his return to the tour later tonight when he faces Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters. Check out the Federer vs Bautista Agut Head to Head matches.
It is first outing since Wimbledon, where he suffered defeat in the final to Novak Djokovic for the second year running. This tournament has historically been very successful for Federer, who has a perfect 6 for 6 record in finals including last year when he beat David Ferrer in straight sets.
It has been another impressive year for Federer, now at the age of 34, who has gone 40-7 to date. He held the number two ranking for almost 10 months before losing it to Andy Murray last week after the Scot was victorious at the Montreal Masters. A title would secure second place again as Federer looks to secure a better seeding to aid his bid for the elusive 18th slam.
He has dominated his Spanish opponent in their three meetings, winning in straights at the US Open, Shanghai and Wimbledon with very few sets even all that competitive. Bautista Agut has not won more than four games in any of the eight sets he has played against Federer. Bautista Agut comes into the tournament ranked just outside the top 20 but missed a big chance to move further up after blowing match point in his second round clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last week.
Prediction – Roger Federer in straight sets 6-3 6-3
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