Gerasimov continues to surprise, because just a few months ago he was trampling on the Challengers and only dreaming of ATP tournaments. But now he is in the top 100 and continues to rise rapidly in the ranking. Will Auger-Aliassime be able to cope with the attacking impulse of the Belarussian? – The answer is in our prediction below.
At what time are Egor Gerasimov and Felix Auger-Aliassime to play?
The game time is February 21, 2020, at 8:20 PM (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Egor Gerasimov takes the 72th position and Felix Auger-Aliassime takes the 18th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Gerasimov have?
Egor Gerasimov has won 64.22% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Auger-Aliassime have?
Felix Auger-Aliassime has won 56.64% of the games as a favorite.
Gerasimov has always stood out for his cannon serve. But when it came to the game on the back line and his reception, the Belarusian could hardly knock the ball over the net and made continuous mistakes. However, at the end of last season Egor began to surprise, because he did not only competed in ATP tournaments, but also made a breakthrough in the ranking.
This year, thanks to his high position in the ranking, Egor got the opportunity to compete in major tournaments. And so far he is taking advantage of this chance with all 100%.
In early February, Egor Gerasimov came as a surprise when he reached the final in Puna, and now he continues to amaze the audience in Marseille. The qualification stage of the French tournament was difficult for the Belarussian, and only in 3 sets Evgeny Karlovskiy and Emil Ruusuvuori were defeated, but in the main set in 2 sets Denis Novak and even David Goffin were defeated. Egor Gerasimov caught courage and, apparently, is not going to stop there.
Felix Auger-Allasim began the indoor battles unsuccessfully, but picked up a move in Rotterdam, where he celebrated the final, but in Marseille, victories are already given with great difficulty. The young Canadian needed 3 set to send Stefano Travaglia and Pierre-Hugues Herbert overboard, each of which was played a couple of tie-breaks. The current form of Felix Auger-Aliassime is ambiguous, as the tempo of the tournaments is insane in the ATP.
Felix is strong in all game aspects. After all, Canadian cannot serve the ball, after which he runs to the net and easily scores. In games, the tennis player acts in a variety of ways and if something fails in the attack, he is quite flexible to rebuild and start to act as a second number. In addition, Felix boasts a high speed of movement on the court, making him successful on all types of surfaces.
The young Canadian still lacks experience and cold-bloodedness, and without these two aspects, he won’t be able to pretend to lead the tour in the near future.
Betting Tips Statistics
- The two met once in the Challenger a year and a half ago in Uzbekistan, where the Canadian was more successful.
- Both athletes lost only once in their 5 last matches
- The winning streak of Gerasimov is 4 matches
- Auger-Aliassime won 2 last consecutive matches.
|Egor Gerasimov||vs||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|27 (1992.11.11)||Age||19 (2000.08.08)|
|Minsk, Belarus||Birthplace||Montreal, Canada|
|Minsk, Belarus||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’5″ (196 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|190 lbs (86 kg)||Weight||194 lbs (88 kg)|
|$850,453||Career Prize Money||$2,458,996|
Singles Service Record
|Egor Gerasimov||Singles Service Record on hard||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|75%||1st Serve Points Won||74%|
|53%||2nd Serve Points Won||49%|
|143||Break Points Faced||306|
|62%||Break Points Saved||64%|
|363||Service Games Played||563|
|85%||Service Games Won||81%|
|67%||Total Service Points Won||65%|
Singles Return Record
|Egor Gerasimov||Singles Return Record on hard||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|25%||1st Serve Return Points Won||29%|
|50%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||47%|
|166||Break Points Opportunities||284|
|31%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|363||Return Games Played||558|
|14%||Return Games Won||19%|
|34%||Return Points Won||36%|
|50%||Total Points Won||50%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2018||Tashkent||Outdoor Hard||SF||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
Gerasimov vs Auger-Aliassime Predictions
Since their last game both Egor Gerasimov and Felix Auger-Aliassime have only added up and now it is possible that the winner of the event will be determined not just in a long fight, but in the decisive 3rd set.
We believe that the Canadian’s ambitions are strong enough to gain a little bit more success today, since Felix after a loss in the final in Rotterdam has a very strong motivation to win a trophy, and the tournament in Provence is a good platform for him.
- Our prediction: Auger-Aliassime Will Win.