Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem - ATP Finals - Preview and Prediction

A heated-up hard-court encounter is all set to take place. World number three, Roger Federer takes on number five, Dominic Thiem in the group stage of the ATP Finals tonight.

Key Insights

  • Thiem leads Federer in the head to head record (4-2)
  • Federer beat Thiem 6-2 6-3 in the group stage last year
  • Thiem has beaten Federer two times this year
  • Thiem did not win a single match in the ATP Finals last year
  • Federer has won the ATP Finals six times in his career
  • Federer's has 57 wins and 15 losses in his 17 appearances in the ATP Finals
  • Thiem has won two indoor hard-court titles recently, China Open and Vienna Open
  • Federer has won one indoor-hard court title in his hometown Basel


The Swiss maestro continues to extend his longevity. After triumphing in Basel for the 10th time, he made a smart move to skip the Paris Masters. The Swiss would definitely look fresher and sharper in London.

Fast hands, serve-volley strategy and neat net-play have been the strengths of the 20-time grand slam champion.

Whereas, the Austrian's consistent shot-making and ability to win three-setters have made him a force to reckon with on hard-courts.

The Stats that Matter for Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem       Credits: Live Tennis 

"Everyone likes playing Roger. There is always a part of luck in wins, like breakpoints, obviously it is a bit easier on clay, because my topspin balls hurt more on his backhand, that is the best tactic against Roger", said Thiem reflecting his game-plan against Federer.

The crowd will be firmly behind "Fed-Express" and he will be looking for a quick start off the blocks. The "Prince of Clay" as Thiem is fondly known as will would look to engage in long rallies and will have to produce a special performance to beat Federer.

Prediction - Roger Federer to win in three sets

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