90-43-6 on tennis up 42.99 units
Roger Federer -2.5 at -110 for 4 units. Center Court has a showdown on Thursday at the O2 Arena between the Swiss #1 and the South African #1. Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer are both trying to make the semi-finals… and both can. The Nishikori-Thiem matchup will clear up the situation some, but I am not going to get into all the crazy tiebreaker scenarios here like percentage of games won. Federer can guarantee moving on if he wins in straight sets. Thiem winning only a set against Nishikori would mean Anderson and Federer move on with a Federer win. The line will most likely move to -3 or -3.5 if Thiem wins a set, so get it while it is hot.
My prediction for this match involves Federer winning by limiting his unforced errors. He had over 30 against Nishikori, but only 11 in his last match against Thiem. Federer’s slice will be too much for Anderson to handle. This is Federer’s 16th time in this tournament and I think he avoids only his second group stage exit here. This is uncharted territory for Anderson. Roger gets his revenge for his loss to Anderson at Wimbledon earlier this year.