PREVIEW:NFL back and so is FED !
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he NFL is back and Federer is also back !!
It’s not exactly a bad (early) Friday for sports fans.
Defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks get the new season underway with their match against the Green Bay Packers.
I’m concentrating on the tennis though and the quarter finals of the US Open on the centre stage of the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It’s not really that Federer has gone anywhere but after his fourth round straight sets defeat 12 months ago here at Flushing Meadow the questions started to be asked about whether Fed would add to his remarkable 17 Grand Slam haul.
He faces the exuberant Gael Monfils in the quarter finals tonight – ideal viewing for insomniacs with the match scheduled to start at 1am (live on SKY).
A classic Federer v Djokovic final on Sunday is very much still on the cards and the most likely scenario but this might be closer than the market suggests.
Fed beat Roberto Bautista Agut in the last round in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 despite falling 5-1 behind in the opening set.
The Swiss star has beaten Monfils in seven of their previous nine matches – although in fairness they’ve had plenty of close battles and with Monfils you never quite know what might happen.
I’m having equal stakes on Federer 3-1 and 3-2 at 5/2 and 11/2 respectively with Star Sports. A profit yesterday – the UNDER 2.5 GOALS would surely still of been looking good with 5 hours of injury time at Wembley?