Meeting for only the 10th time in their professional careers, Roger Federer and Gael Monfils collide in tonight’s 2014 US Open tennis quarterfinals, a match that will be streaming live on ESPN3 (English and Spanish en vivo) and broadcast nationally on ESPN (TV schedule). The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. will be the site for this intriguing men’s singles clash.
According to an ATP World Tour Sept. 4 preview, this clash is scheduled for tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and the winner moves on to face Marin Cilic in the semifinals. Despite the fact that Federer brings a 7-2 advantage over Monfils in their head-to-head meetings, it’s worth noting that both of the Frenchman’s only wins have come on hardcourt surface.
Nevertheless, 2014 US Open tennis oddsmakers believe that the former world No.1 will be the man to beat in this battle. According to the latest money lines, Roger Federer is a -400 favorite to defeat Gael Monfils, whose chances of an upset are calculated at +300.
The OVER/UNDER for this US Open men’s singles quarterfinal showdown is set at a combined total of 3½ sets, which means they are unlikely to go the distance. Finally, alternate betting spreads go as follows: Roger Federer -2½ [+160] vs. Gael Monfils +2½ [-210].
As reported by the NY Times this week, tennis fans can expect sparks to fly when these stars perform under the bright lights in the Big Apple. This will be the second time that Federer and Monfils meet between the lines, as they collided at the Cincinnati Masters a couple of week ago.
On that eventful day, the 33-year-old Swiss Master eliminated the 28-year-old from Paris, France, but it wasn’t easy, as the final score reads 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. These players have split their last four head-to-head meetings, with Federer winning in Cincy (2014) and at Roland Garros (2011), while Monfils prevailed in Shanghai (2013) and at the Paris Masters (2010).
Tennis fans around the world cannot afford to miss what is sure to be a highly competitive match between two of the world’s best. Courtesy of the Worldwide Leader in Sports no one has to, as they’ve got the television (TV schedule) and the live stream angles covered in both English (ESPN3) and Spanish (en vivo).