Richard Gasquet vs Roger Federer Wimbledon Tennis Picks and Predictions 7/1/21
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Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet
Thursday, July 1
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Roger Federer and Richard Gasquet meet Thursday in the second round of the 2021 tennis Wimbledon.
Roger Federer is coming off a four sets win over Adrian Mannarino that took 40 games to decide. In the victory, Federer won 74 percent of his first serve points and 61 percent of his second serve points. Federer won 69 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his 13 break points. Federer escaped a first round upset in a match that was going to a fifth set before Mannarino retired. Federer got much needed reps on grass to knock the rust off, but I’m sure he didn’t want the emotional stress of a near opening match loss. Federer hasn’t lost in the second round of a grand slam since the 2013 Wimbledon. Federer has won six of his last eight matches on grass court.
Richard Gasquet is coming off a four sets win over Yuichi Sugita that took 38 games to decide. In the victory, Gasquet won 70 percent of his first serve points and 69 percent of his second serve points. Gasquet won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his 10 break points. Gasquet lost just three games in his last two sets combined and hit 42 winners in the victory. Gasquet is hit or miss these days now at 35 years old, but he can hang around if he can duplicate his opening performance. Gasquet looks to make the third round of a grand slam for the first time since the 2018 US Open. Gasquet has won three of his last four matches on grass court.
Federer has won 19 of the 21 matches against Gasquet, including the last 11 matches. Gasquet’s last win over Federer came in 2011 Rome. Federer is 2-0 against Gasquet in Wimbledon, but the last meeting in this event was 2007.
Federer survived the scare in the opening match and that usually results in a better player the next match. Gasquet struggles to sustain success these days, as his performances are hit or miss given his age. The h2h numbers between these two doesn’t lie. Gasquet competes for a set or two, but Federer rolls.