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Matteo Berrettini takes on the challenge of Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. The Italian has the upper hand in H2H duels and will fancy his chances against the out-of-form Augue-Aliassime. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime – match predictions
- 1 Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime – match predictions
- 2 Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime preview
- 3 Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime match details
2-0 to Matteo Berrettini
Auger-Aliassime was supposed to take Milos Raonic’s throne and become Canada’s next big hope. It has not gone according to the plan recently with Felix going down the rankings after losing 8 of his last 10 matches. Berrettini impressed in Toronto with a 2-0 win over Gregoire Barrere and has a 4-1 record against Auger-Aliassime. With Berrettini in much better form, we expect him to make little work of his Canadian rival and claim a 2-0 triumph.
Under 23.5 games
Berrettini’s win over Barrere came in 19 games, the same amount Jannik Sinner needed to knock him out of the Canadian Open. Max Purcell needed only 20 games to knock Auger-Aliassime from the Canadian Open while 94-ranked Yosuke Watanuki triumphed against the Canadian after success in the two tie-breakers in Washington. Given Berrettini’s form, he should force a Purcell result against Auger-Aliassime, with Under 23.5 Games expected in their latest duel.
Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.
Berrettini has not been much active since his fourth-round defeat to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz at the Wimbledon Championships. The Italian returned to the court after a month in the Canadian Open. He gave a good account of his abilities against Gregoire Barrere but did not have an answer to compatriot Jannik Sinner’s brilliance.
The Canadian’s woeful form continued in his home masters even, bowing out in the first round to 78-ranked Max Purcell. He has now lost eight of his last ten competitive fixtures. While Auger-Aliassime has been relatively active since his injury return but has regularly been coming up empty-handed in these outings. In the 2023 season, he has a disappointing record of 13 wins and 13 losses but has displayed resilience with a 10-8 win-loss record.
Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime head to head
Auger-Aliassime and Berrettini have faced each other in a total of five head-to-head matches. Out of these encounters, the Italian ace has emerged victorious four times, while Felix Auger-Aliassime has secured a win in one match.
Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 14 August.
- Who is the top seed of the Cincinnati Open? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are the top seeds at Cincinnati Open 2023.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Lindner Family Tennis Center.
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