Auger-Aliassime made it to the final last week at a tournament in Rotterdam. Felix has all the chances to play in the finals in Marseille. On 22 February he will compete with Simon in the semi-finals. Simon impresses by playing at his home tournament. After all, he goes out on the court and fights for every ball.
Who will be the winner in the upcoming meeting? Find an answer in our prediction
At what time are Gilles Simon and Felix Auger-Aliassime to play?
The game time is February 22, 2020, at 4:30 PM (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Gilles Simon takes the 58th position and Felix Auger-Aliassime takes the 18th position in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Simon have?
Gilles Simon has won 57.3% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Auger-Aliassime have?
Felix Auger-Aliassime has won 54% of the games as a favorite.
No one doubts Gilles’ skills, but no one expected to see him in the semi-finals. The Frenchman repeated his success in 2009 and 2013, as well as close to being back in the final, which he managed to reach in 2007 and 2015, but will he succeed?
Gilles is in great shape and if winning over his countryman Harold Mayot is worth nothing, then his success in the battles with Aljaz Bedene (7-6, 6-4) in two games and Daniil Medvedev (6-4, 6-0) with a rather unexpected score has become sensational. The Slovenian is an uncomfortable opponent, whom the Frenchman defeated for the first time after several losses in a row, and the Russian does not need an introduction. Although it’s fair to say that this season Daniil is much worse overall than he played last year.
We can say a lot about the fact that Simon is not the same as he was a few years ago. But when the Frenchman has regular playing practice and is confident in his own strength, he runs as if he had recently turned 20. In addition, thanks to his vast experience of performing at a high level, Gilles has learned to read the opponents’ game, and for every tennis player he prepares (revising matches and looking for weaknesses). The Frenchman can make several easy mistakes for the fight, so his opponents have to fight for every point. If Simon had a powerful pitch for all this, he would have built an outstanding career.
Felix is close to reaching the ATP final for the 5th time in his career and 2nd time in the season. Should we expect the next final of the young Canadian?
Auger-Aliassim made a decent move. Last week Felix went all the way to a tournament in Rotterdam, where he was the youngest finalist in the history of the competition.
Looks like the defeat in the Rotterdam final last week made its mark on the start in Marseille, otherwise how should one explain his failures with Stefano Travaglia and Pierre-Hugues Herbert? Felix defeated Stefano (6-7, 7-6, 6-3) and Pierre-Hugues (6-0, 6-7, 7-6) but had a lot of troubles with him.
The quarterfinal match against Egor Gerasimov also didn’t start out well, as the pitch was lost on the way down, but at the end of the 1st set the Canadian came to his senses and turned the confrontation in his own direction (7-5, 6-2).
Just a year ago, Auger acted on the court as primitively and straightforwardly as possible. After all, he tried to put almost all the power into each blow and run to the net. Once he lost the first ball, then the tennis player did not know what to do on the court. But after gaining experience, Felix successfully began to change his game. Now the Canadian easily withstands the tough game and always waits for the moment to move on to attacking actions. Thanks to that, Auger made his debut in the top 20.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Auger-Aliassime leads by 1-0 for personal meetings.
- In the last five games the tennis players won four times each.
|Gilles Simon||vs||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|35 (1984.12.27)||Age||19 (2000.08.08)|
|Nice, France||Birthplace||Montreal, Canada|
|Boulogne-Billancourt, France||Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|6’0″ (183 cm)||Height||6’4″ (193 cm)|
|154 lbs (70 kg)||Weight||194 lbs (88 kg)|
|$15,018,429||Career Prize Money||$2,458,996|
Singles Service Record
|Gilles Simon||Singles Service Record on hard||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|70%||1st Serve Points Won||74%|
|52%||2nd Serve Points Won||49%|
|3,353||Break Points Faced||306|
|61%||Break Points Saved||64%|
|5,893||Service Games Played||563|
|78%||Service Games Won||81%|
|63%||Total Service Points Won||65%|
Singles Return Record
|Gilles Simon||Singles Return Record on hard||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|30%||1st Serve Return Points Won||29%|
|53%||2nd Serve Return Points Won||47%|
|3,666||Break Points Opportunities||284|
|41%||Break Points Converted||38%|
|5,837||Return Games Played||558|
|26%||Return Games Won||19%|
|39%||Return Points Won||36%|
|51%||Total Points Won||50%|
Previous Head-to-Head Meetings
|2019||Stuttgart||Outdoor Grass||R16||Felix Auger-Aliassime|
Simon vs Auger-Aliassime Predictions
Bookmakers believe that the chances of repeating the result of the previous head-to-head match are higher than a possible revenge, but our experts are more inclined to the 2nd option in the upcoming semifinal match. Felix Auger-Alyasim had serious problems with much less dangerous opponents, and now on the other side of the court will be Gilles Simon, who made his way to the semifinals without losses and managed to hang a lamb to one of the strongest tennis players of the ATP tour.
- Our prediction: Simon Will Win.