Roger Federer vs. Hyeon Chung
I really have no feel for how this match will unfold.
Roger Federer is clearly the favorite as he is the #2 seed and defending champion. Federer has a big experience advantage.
Chung has younger legs and even with a night match and with Federer having won all of his lead-in matches in straight sets, youth is a factor.
Federer will need to be sure to hold serve with efficiency and then pressure Chung’s serve. If Chung gets Federer into a match where Roger is constantly battling to hold, error counts can grow. I could see Roger Federer winning in 3, 4 or 5 sets and Chung winning in 4 or 5 sets. Even if Chung is on fire, I figure Federer has enough guile and game to manufacture a set and perhaps cool his opponent down.
If I have to pick, which I do, I will pick Roger Federer to win in 4 sets. Still, this match is tantalizingly full of unknowns. I will enjoy it as a fan and offer some thoughts after the fact.