The top-seeded Roger Federer is on his way to the 10th title in Halle, Germany, and his next rival is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who won their last two head-to-head meetings, so we expect to see a thrilling match on Thursday afternoon.
Roger Federer vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
- 2019 Noventi Open (Outdoor/Grass)
- Gerry Webber Stadium, Halle
- Thursday 20th June
Roger Federer News & Form
The nine-time champion in Halle and current World No. 3 Roger Federer started his journey at the 2019 Noventi Open with a straight-set victory over the Australian John Millman. Federer wasn’t impressive, winning the 1st set in a tiebreak, while he converted one of his two break points in the 2nd set to clinch the victory.
This was the first match on the grass court this season for the eight-time Wimbledon champion and former World No. 1 who has a 177-26 record on the fastest surface in his career. Federer is enjoying a solid season, winning 28 of his 32 matches along with a couple of trophies in Dubai and Miami on a hard court.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga News & Form
The 34-year old Frenchman and former World No. 5 came to Halle off a second-round loss to Milos Raonic at the Stuttgart Open last week. Tsonga is currently ranked 77th at the ATP Rankings and has an 18-10 record in 2019. He won one title this season, beating his compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert in straight sets in the championship match of the Montpellier Open back in February.
Tsonga defeated another Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-4 7-5 at the start of the 2019 Noventi Open. He won 86% of his 1st serve points and 65% of his 2nd serve points, allowing just one break point to his rival. Tsonga has a 49-21 record on grass in his career, but he’s never won the title on the fastest surface, playing one final at the Queen’s Club in 2011.
Federer vs Tsonga Head to Head
This will be the 18th head-to-head duel between these two guys. Federer won 11 matches, while Tsonga recorded six wins including a five-set victory over Roger at Wimbledon in 2011 which is their only meeting on the grass court so far. Also, Tsonga won his last two encounters with Federer in 2016 and 2014.
Federer vs Tsonga Betting Odds and Predictions
Roger Federer is listed as a massive favourite in this match, and you can take him at 1/5 with William Hill. Also, William Hill offers 7/2 odds on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the match. Federer is available with Betway and Betfair at 8/13 odds to win in straight sets.
The line on the total games has been set at 23.5 and both Ladbrokes and Coral offer 8/11 odds on the under and 1/1 odds on the over. The bookies fancy a chance of a tiebreak, and the odds are 8/15 with Betfair. Also, William Hill offers 13/8 odds on exactly three sets in the match.
Federer vs Tsonga Betting Tip
We should see a tight battle between two veterans who know each other very well. Still, Tsonga is nowhere near his best days and could make this one interesting to watch only if he keeps his 1st serve at the highest level. In that case, we could easily see one tiebreak here, but I think Federer will win in straight sets, and the best price is with 888Sport at 16/25.