Roger Federer vs. Fernando Verdasco 2009 BNP Paribas Open Betting Odds: The world’s No. 2 ranked Roger Federer is coming off a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Chilean Fernando Gonzalez on Wednesday, advancing to the quarterfinals of this year’s 2009 BNP Paribas Open Betting Odds.
“I enjoy playing Fernando because it's so tactical, but then at the same time it's so brutal, so aggressive,” said Federer. “You think you have a slight chance to win the point, and then you realize, no, there's actually none. It's pretty interesting with him.”
Federer, who’s a 3-time BNP Paribas Open Betting Odds winner (2004-06), is attempting to become the first player to capture the title four times. Currently, Federer is tied with Americans Jimmy Connors and Michael Chang all with three BNP Paribas Open Betting Odds titles.
Next up for Federer in his quest for 4 is a very tough 10th seeded Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco. Verdasco is coming off a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach his first quarterfinal. Currently, Roger Federer [-400] is the Sports Odds favorite to defeat Fernando Verdasco [+250] in their 2009 BNP Paribas Open Betting Odds match.
Federer is 2-0 against Verdasco with both wins coming on clay at Hamburg. “I'm looking forward to playing more baseline rallies against Verdasco,” Federer stated. “I'm sure that's going to happen. It's a good thing that I'm still in the tournament and facing an opponent who actually is going to extend the rallies a little bit. It's going to be a nice match, I'm sure.”