In the decisive match of the tournament in Marseille Felix Auger-Aliassime will play against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tsitsispas is slowly but surely gaining momentum, because this season the tennis player started out unsuccessfully and lost faith in his own strength. But it’s too early to talk about anything else, because at this tournament Greek was lucky with the draw, and Stefanos had not yet played with serious opponents.
Will the Greek be able to defend his title? – Read in our prediction below.
At what time are Felix Auger-Aliassime and Stefanos Tsitsipas to play?
The game time is February 23, 2020, at 2:00 PM (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Felix Auger-Aliassime takes the 18th position and Stefanos Tsitsipas takes the 6th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Auger-Aliassime have?
Felix Auger-Aliassime has won 54% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Tsitsipas have?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won 61.8% of the games as a favorite.
Auger-Aliassime reached his second final in the series. Seven days ago he played a decisive game in Rotterdam, but then lost to Gael Monfis (2-6, 4-6). It seemed that after that the Canadian would not be enough for another week of competition.
After all, he didn’t start out well in Marseille and even lost the set to Stefano Travaglia and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. But Felix’s second breath opened in the quarter-finals. At first he defeated Egor Gerasimov (7-5, 6-2), and then overcame Gilles Simon (7-5, 7-6).
Two years ago Auger-Aliassime played in these competitions. At that time he could not overcome the first round.
Last season was Auger’s debut when he had the opportunity to travel to ATP tournaments and gain experience. It was the first time that the Canadian was able to make a loud statement during the dirt section, when Felix performed several times in the final stages and strengthened his faith in his own strength.
The only problem is that the tennis player really confidently played only a few tournaments, and in the rest of the time at best he alternated victories with defeats. Besides, Auger has no results on Masters and Grand Slam, and all his rating points are obtained in small ATP tournaments.
A year ago, Tsitsipas played well in this tournament. Then the Greek tennis player did not lose a single game and took the title. This year, history repeats itself. So far, Stefanos looks good enough and easily passes his rivals.
In the first match here Tsitsipas defeated Mikael Ymer (6-3, 6-1). After that, the Greek defeated Vasek Pospisil (7-5, 6-3) and Alexander Bublik (7-5, 6-3). To defend the champion title, the Greek has one step left.
Tsitsipas surprises by his ability to adapt his game to a specific type of coverage. After all, the representative of Greece on the fast covers occasionally plays second number, often trying to dictate their rules on the court and with each blow to sharpen.
On the carpet ground Stefanos on the contrary, almost not invested in strikes, and just keeps the ball in the court and waiting for his chances on the counterattack. The tennis player’s arsenal has a killer pitch, which is effective on both fast and slow surfaces. So far, the Greek has to work on his psychology.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In head-to-head matches, the score is 2-1 in favor of Auger-Aliassime.
- Last year in Shanghai, Tsitsipas defeated Canadian 7-6, 7-6.
- This season, the Canadian won nine games in the hall. The Greek has four wins.
|Felix Auger-Aliassime||vs||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|19 (2000.08.08)||Age||21 (1998.08.12)|
|Montreal, Canada||Birthplace||Athens, Greece|
|Monte Carlo, Monaco||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’4″ (193 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|194 lbs (88 kg)||Weight||196 lbs (89 kg)|
|$2,458,996||Career Prize Money||$10,824,098|
Singles Service Record
|Felix Auger-Aliassime||Singles Service Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|74%||1st Serve Points Won||77%|
|49%||2nd Serve Points Won||53%|
|306||Break Points Faced||604|
|64%||Break Points Saved||64%|
|563||Service Games Played||1,513|
|81%||Service Games Won||86%|
|65%||Total Service Points Won||68%|
Singles Return Record
|Felix Auger-Aliassime||Singles Return Record on hard||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|29%||1st Serve Return Points Won||26%|
|47%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||47%|
|284||Break Points Opportunities||679|
|38%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|558||Return Games Played||1,485|
|19%||Return Games Won||17%|
|36%||Return Points Won||34%|
|50%||Total Points Won||51%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai||Outdoor Hard||R32||Stefanos Tsitsipas|
|2019||London / Queen’s Club||Outdoor Grass||QF||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|2019||ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells||Outdoor Hard||R64||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
Auger-Aliassime vs Tsitsipas Predictions
Auger-Aliassime has now gained excellent game form, but do not forget that he plays a second week in a row. In addition, most of his matches were very tough. With Travaglia and Herbert he played three sets. With Simon, the match was also not easy. If it wasn’t for this circumstance, Felix would probably have created problems for Tsitsipas. But due to fatigue, we think that the representative of Canada will not be able to do it.
- Our prediction: Tsitsipas Will Win.