Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Feliciano Lopez
|Date & Time||Saturday June 22, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
London, United Kingdom
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Felix Auger-Aliassime and Feliciano Lopez meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Queen's Club Championships.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is coming off a straight sets win over Stefanos Tsitsipas that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Auger-Aliassime won 77 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Auger-Aliassime won 67 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his five break points. Auger-Aliassime got 61 percent of his first serves in play, saved all seven of his break points and hit nine aces. Auger-Aliassime continues to gain confidence with his serve and has hit a combined 43 aces in his last three matches. With wins in nine of his last 11 completed matches, this is probably the best stretch we’ve seen from the 21-year-old. Auger-Aliassime looks to make his fourth career final appearance, all of which would have taken place this year. Auger-Aliassime has won seven of his last eight matches on grass court.
Feliciano Lopez is coming off a three sets win over Milos Raonic that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Lopez won 82 percent of his first serve points and 54 percent of his second serve points. Lopez won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on one of his one break points. Lopez got 57 percent of his first serves in play, saved three of his four break points and hit 16 aces. Lopez was able to grind out a victory over a top-20 player despite dropping the first set, and he gives himself a shot moving forward if he continues to get that many free points with his serve. Lopez hopes to make his first final appearance since the 2017 Queen's Club Championships and his 18th final appearance of his career. Lopez has won five of his last six matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Lopez is coming off a solid showing and has history at this tournament, but it’s Auger-Aliassime who has been the more consistent player these last couple of months and is somebody I’m no longer trying to step in front of. He’s serving out of his mind and is looking to finish points with confidence. Auger-Aliassime also has that hunger in his belly to finally win his first title, as he’s come up short in frustrating fashion three times this year.
I like Auger-Aliassime to make his fourth career final.