Felix Auger Aliassime vs Bernard Tomic
|Date & Time||Thursday September 27, 2018, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
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Australian player, Bernard Tomic is set to play Felix Auger Aliassime from Canada in the third round of the 2018 ATP Chengdu Open.
Bernard Tomic enters this match having won his last match in three sets. It was a very tough performance for Bernard Tomic as he struggled with his serve only to win 2 tiebreakers and get the victory. Over the past few years, Bernard Tomic has rapidly fallen down the tennis world and is now more regularly seen in Challenger tournaments rather than ATP events. This will be a great chance for Tomic to get a deep run and announce himself although it will be tough since he is playing a more skilled opponent. Bernard Tomic doesn’t have a good record playing in China so that will only make things tougher for the Australian.
On the other side of the coin, Felix Auger Aliassime has established himself as a very exciting player. Felix Auger Aliassime is in great form having had a very strong US Open campaign and following that by doing well in this tournament. In the second round, Felix Auger Aliassime beat Hyeon Chung. That win would have been great for Felix Auger Aliassime’s confidence as it was against the number 2 seed. The Canadian impressed with his serve in the match against Hyeon Chung as Felix Auger Aliassime had a first serve percentage of over 70%. Felix Auger Aliassime has a decent record in China but considering his form, he looks set to improve it.
This will be the first time that Felix Auger Aliassime and Bernard Tomic will play each other.
While Tomic managed to handle pressure well in his last match, I see him losing to Felix Auger Aliassime. With confidence from a strong US Open, Felix Auger Aliassime is looking better on the court. I see Felix Auger Aliassime beating Bernard Tomic and making it into the quarterfinals of the tournament.