Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Steve Johnson
|Date & Time||Thursday May 23, 2019, 11:45 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Johnson +233 / Auger-Aliassime -273 -- Over/Under:
Felix Auger-Aliassime and Steve Johnson meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Lyon Open.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is coming off a straight sets win over John Millman that took 25 games to decide. In the victory, Auger-Aliassime won 87 percent of his first serve points and 47 percent of his second serve points. Auger-Aliassime won 77 percent of his total service points and converted on one of his eight break points. Auger-Aliassime got 74 percent of his first serves in play, hit 10 aces and saved all five of his break points. While it’s just one match, Auger-Aliassime is more than capable of making a deep run in this tournament if he can repeat such an effort. Auger-Aliassime looks to win back-to-back match for the first time since making the semifinals in the Miami Open. Auger-Aliassime has split his last six matches on clay court.
Steve Johnson is coming off a three sets win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Johnson won 73 percent of his first serve points and 63 percent of his second serve points. Johnson won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his 11 break points. Johnson earned his biggest win in quite some time, as he got 66 percent of his first serves in play and won the final set in seven games. It’s been a struggle lately for Johnson, but he’s won two straight matches and has produced a combined eight breaks in those meetings. Johnson looks to win three straight matches for the first time since making the final in Winston-Salem back in August. Johnson has split his last four matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these players.
I’m a big fan of consistency and the bottom line is Johnson has shown us almost nothing lately outside of these two wins. We’re talking about a player who lost 16 of his last 20 matches entering this tournament. Auger-Aliassime has proven he’s ahead of the curve and he’s improved his nerves over the last couple of months. If Auger-Aliassime is going to serve the way he did in his last match, he’s capable of moping the floor with many players in this field.
I like Auger-Aliassime to make the semifinals.