Grigor Dimitrov vs. Felix Auger Aliassime
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Ahoy Rotterdam)
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In the second round of the 2020 ATP Rotterdam Open, Grigor Dimitrov is set to play against Felix Auger Aliassime from Canada.
Grigor Dimitrov was very impressive during the opening round where he defeated Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. During the win, Dimitrov impressed with his serving as he won 73% of his service points which allowed him to win all of his service games. Dimitrov also won a tiebreaker and a return game against Shapovalov. Grigor Dimitrov has been playing good tennis over the past few months with his big performance being at the 2019 US Open. Dimitrov looks in good form and he will be confident in his own ability for this match.
On the other side of the coin, Felix Auger Aliassime defeated Jan-Lennard Struff in 3 sets in the previous round. It was a close match but Felix Auger Aliassime won vital points throughout the contest to get the victory. During the win, Felix Auger Aliassime impressed with his serving as he hit 15 aces which helped him win 64% of his service points and 85% of his service games. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Felix Auger Aliassime as he is playing against an elite player.
Felix Auger Aliassime and Grigor Dimitrov have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2019 where Felix Auger Aliassime won in straight sets.
Felix Auger Aliassime has been very impressive but I see him losing this match. Grigor Dimitrov has been in outstanding form and he is playing at the level which saw him win the ATP Finals. This should be a close match since both players are very gifted and I see this match lasting 3 sets. That being said, I see Grigor Dimitrov winning this match and securing a spot in the quarterfinals.