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Prepare for a clash of titans as Felix Auger-Aliassime goes head-to-head with Fabio Fognini in the first round of the French Open. Auger-Aliassime is considered one of the brightest young talents in men’s tennis and he will be tested by the craft Italian Fognini, who is known for his ability to adapt to different playing conditions and outmanoeuvre his adversaries. Read our ATP French Open predictions in this article.
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Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini – Match Predictions
- 1 Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini – Match Predictions
- 2 Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini Preview
- 3 Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini Match Details
Under 37.5 Games
Based on their previous encounter in Rio de Janeiro, where Auger-Aliassime dominated Fognini with a 6-2, 6-3 victory, it is likely that their upcoming match at the French Open will be a short-lived affair and see under 37.5 games. While both players may not be at their best currently, Fognini, in particular, is far from his peak form. Although Auger-Aliassime is still striving to reach his full potential, their past meeting demonstrated his ability to assert control and dictate the pace of the game. It is expected that the Canadian will aim to finish the match as efficiently as possible, which points towards a relatively short and decisive contest.
3-0 to Felix Auger-Aliassime
Although clay may not be his strongest surface, he has dedicated time to developing his skills on it, even winning a Challenger title at just 16 years old. Auger-Aliassime earned a straight-sets victory in his last duel with Fognini and will be hoping to do the same in their first-round meeting. Before he pulled out of the Lyon Open quarter-final he registered a straight-sets victory against Pablo Llamas Ruiz. With Fognini shut out by Rune in their recent meeting, showcasing the problem he is having dealing with top players, we expect a similar outcome to this meeting. Expect a 3-0 scoreline as Auger-Aliassime triumphs in this meeting.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the French Open.
The Canadian has faced challenges this year, including recent injuries that hindered his performance. After a knee injury following the Miami Masters, he had to miss several tournaments. Returning during the clay swing, he suffered early-round defeats in Madrid and Rome. Unfortunately, his struggles continued as he withdrew from the Lyon quarterfinals. However, he has shown promise at the big stage, reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2021 and pushing Rafael Nadal to a deciding set at the French Open in 2022.
After a drought that seemed to have lasted age, Fognini finally had a successful week at the Rome Masters. Thanks to the crowd’s help, he defeated Andy Murray and put up a good fight against Holger Rune in a losing cause. Despite his exceptional talent on clay and memorable matches against players like Rafael Nadal, he has struggled to make a significant impact at the French Open over the years. With only one quarterfinal appearance in 15 tournaments, dating back to 2011, it seems his best is behind him at this grand stage of his career.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini Head to Head
This is the second meeting between Auger-Aliassime and Fognini on the ATP tour.
- 19/02/19 Felix Auger-Aliassime won 2-0 (Rio de Janeiro, Clay)
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Fabio Fognini Match Details
- When will this match start? The start time for this match is scheduled for 11:30 GMT on May 29th.
- What is the prize money for Roland Garros in 2023? The winners of the Men’s and Women’s Singles will each be awarded €2.3 million.
- Where can I watch French Open 2023 in the UK? Fans in the United Kingdom can catch the live broadcast of this match on Eurosport.
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