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Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Roger Federer Predictions & Tips - Federer to win easy at the Qatar Open

  • Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Roger Federer predictions for Thursday’s Qatar Open match
  • The quarter-final clash is being played at 2.30pm GMT in Doha
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has lost 9 of his last 10 matches against top 10 players
  • I am backing Federer to win in straight sets
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Roger Federer beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2 6-1 6-2 at the 2016 Australian Open (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 10 Mar 2021
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Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Roger Federer Predictions


Nikoloz Basilashvili’s second serve is a problem and Roger Federer can take advantage in Qatar. Federer should outclass the Georgian, win in straight sets and advance to the semi-finals.

  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has lost 5 of his last 7 matches.
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili has lost 9 of his last 10 matches against top 10 players.
  • Roger Federer is 1-0 against Nikoloz Basilashvili, winning 6-2 6-1 6-2 at the 2016 Australian Open.
  • Roger Federer has won 67 of his last 71 matches against players ranked outside the top 40.
  • Roger Federer has won in straight sets in 19 of his last 24 three set matches against players ranked outside the top 40.
  • Roger Federer has won in straight sets in 22 of his last 27 matches (Qatar Open).

Head to Head


Roger Federer is 1-0 against Nikoloz Basilashvili, winning 6-2 6-1 6-2 at the 2016 Australian Open.

Nikoloz Basilashvili Stats


Nationality: Georgia
Age: 29 (23 February 1992)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 42
Career High: 16 (May 2019)
Career Singles Titles: 3
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Qatar Open Best Result: Fourth Round (2014, 2018, 2020)

Nikoloz Basilashvili Form


Nikoloz Basilashvili has been in poor from in 2021. He beat two players outside the top 250 in Antalya before being knocked out 6-2 6-4 by Alex De Minaur.

The 29-year-old then fell in the first round in four consecutive tournaments. His weak second serve was evident in early exits at the Great Ocean Road Open, Australian Open, ATP Montpellier and Rotterdam Open.

Basilashvili beat World No. 41 John Millman 2-6 6-4 6-2 in round one of the Qatar Open. He allowed 7 break points and won 41% of his 2nd serves.

The Georgian had little difficulty in the second round, beating World No. 262 Malek Jaziri 6-2 6-2.

Roger Federer Stats


Nationality: Switzerland
Age: 39 (8 August 1981)
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 6
Career High: 1 (February 2004)
Career Titles: 103
2021 Titles: 0
Career Grand Slams: 20 (6 Qatar Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon, 5 US Open)
Qatar Open Best Result: Winner (2005, 2006, 2011)

Roger Federer Form


Roger Federer had a long lay off after the 2020 Australian Open where he went down to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals. 

The 39-year-old underwent arthroscopic surgery for a right knee injury after the tournament. He experienced a setback in June, having an additional procedure and vowed to return in 2021.

That he did at the 2021 Qatar Open. Still ranked World No. 6 due to the changes in the ATP rankings, he had a bye in the first round.

Federer took on World No. 28 Daniel Evans in the second round, winning 7-6 3-6 7-5 after saving three of four break points. He showed signs he won’t take long to get back to his best with some sensational shot making.

Live Stream


Roger Federer and Nikoloz Basilashvili meet in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open on Thursday (4.30pm GMT scheduled start).

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Verdict

Roger Federer regularly crushes players outside the top 40. Nikoloz Basilashvili should be no exception with Federer backed to win in straight sets.

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