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Sunday, 20 January, 2019

Konta looks likely to crush out-of-form Wickmayer

Federer eases to comeback win

Britain's Jo Konta unleashes a forehand
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ATP Mercedes Cup
Eurosport 2, 10am Thursday

British number one Johanna Konta is the sole remaining home entrant at Nottingham's Aegon Open and the tournament favourite should comfortably account for Yanina Wickmayer in their second-round match.

Konta, who was in control when fellow Briton Tara Moore retired in the second set on Tuesday, struggled to make an impact throughout the clay season but she will benefit from the switch of surfaces.

The 26-year-old has won three titles on hard courts but she's equally adept on grass and will be hoping to find her best form as she builds towards Wimbledon.

Wickmayer beat Konta in Birmingham last year but she's struggled to make an impact in tour-level events in 2017 and faces a player who has continued on an upward curve since that defeat. Back the Brit to ease through to the third round.

Roger Federer's return to competitive tennis ended with a shock defeat as the Swiss legend lost out to fellow veteran Tommy Haas in the second-round of Stuttgart's Mercedes Cup.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion, who had not played since defeating Rafael Nadal in final of the Miami Open in March, led by a set and a break of serve before Haas fought back to claim victory.

J Konta to win 2-0
3pts 4-5 Coral, Ladbrokes

Konta will be hoping to find her best form as she builds towards Wimbledon
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