Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime
|Date & Time||Friday June 21, 2019, 8:30 AM (EDT)|
London, United Kingdom
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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Queen's Club Championships.
Stefanos Tsitsipas is coming off a three sets win over Jeremy Chardy that took 36 games to decide. In the victory, Tsitsipas won 76 percent of his first serve points and 34 percent of his second serve points. Tsitsipas won 64 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his 13 break points. Tsitsipas got 72 percent of his first serves in play, saved seven of his 11 break points and hit 12 aces. If Tsitsipas is going to be that consistent with his first serve, he’s going to be tough to beat in the remainder of this tournament. Tsitsipas has won four of his last six matches that have gone the distance. Tsitsipas looks to win three matches for the fifth time in his last six tournaments. Tsitsipas has won two of his last three matches on grass court.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is coming off a three sets win over Nick Kyrgios that took 38 games to decide. In the victory, Auger-Aliassime won 83 percent of his first serve points and 67 percent of his second serve points. Auger-Aliassime won 77 percent of his total service points and converted on one of his two break points. Auger-Aliassime got 63 percent of his first serves in play, didn’t face a single break point and hit 19 aces. Auger-Aliassime is quickly growing into his own and playing his most consistent stretch of tennis, but it’s fair to question how much he has left in the tank given that he played five sets and over three and a half hours of tennis yesterday. Auger-Aliassime has a chance to win three straight matches for the third straight tournament. Auger-Aliassime has won six of his last seven matches on grass court.
These two have played twice and Auger-Aliassime won both meetings in straight sets. The matches took place this year in Indian Wells and the 2016 Boys US Open.
Auger-Aliassime is putting together a hell of a stretch right now and is hard to bet against if he’s going to serve the way he did in his last match. The difference is Auger-Aliassime has played a ton of tennis these past few weeks and just played two matches yesterday. At some point fatigue will catch up to the talented Canadian. Tsitsipas is coming off a promising performance and should have more left in the tank at this stage.
I like Tsitsipas to make the semifinals.