Radu Albot vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime - 2020 Cologne Open Quarter-Final
Friday, October 16 2020
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Felix Auger-Aliassime meets Radu Albot in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Cologne Open on Friday, October 16th 2020. Will Felix Auger-Aliassime continue to perform superbly here in Cologne, or will the underdog Radu Albot cause a shocking upset on Friday?
Radu Albot has come through two tough matches here in Cologne both going to 3 tight sets. Albot is not the best player on indoor hard courts as his game relies a lot on rallying and being able to move opponents around on the court. However, if you are not tall enough or have a big enough serve, you will struggle on the court. Albot is a great returner, but struggles on his own service games due to his short stature. Albot will know he now has an extremely tough challenge ahead as he meets Felix Auger-Aliassime. Will Albot be able to cause what would be a shocking upset against a strong up and comer?
Felix Auger Aliassime has only played one match here in Cologne, but he cruised through it beating the in form Henri Laaksonen 6-4/6-1. FAA is one of the most promising young talents in the tennis world and I am sure that is he continues to improve his game and his mentality it will not be too long until he breaks into the top 10 in the world, perhaps even next year. FAA has a lot of experience for a young guy and I am sure he will come out here in this quarterfinal knowing that if he plays his best he is surely going to make the semifinals.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players and in my opinion I do not see this going any other way than a Felix Auger-Aliassime straight sets victory. The young Canadian has the better overall game, having a big serve, a powerful forehand and a precise backhand. Albot will have to work extremely hard here just to keep his own serve, let alone break the serve of the young Canadian. I expect FAA to win this match in straight sets and book his spot in the semifinals.