Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Felix Auger-Aliassime - 2021 Barcelona Open Quarter-Final
Friday April 23rd, 2021 / 7:50am EST
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Second seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece will face tenth seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Barcelona Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Friday April 23rd, 2021 at 7:50am EST.
This is set to be a thrilling Quarter-Final match between two of the ATP Tour's most dynamic players. Will it be the Monte-Carlo Open champion Stefanos Tsitsipas continuing his rich form by winning here? Or can Felix Auger-Aliassime cause the upset and advance to his first Semi-Final on this surface?
Stefanos Tsitsipas has matured greatly as a player in recent years, and has firmly established himself as one of the best players in the world. After a very consistent season, he was rewarded with his first Masters-1000 title last week at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Open. The Greek star didn't drop a set in Monaco and is also yet to drop one here, dispatching Jaume Munar and Alex De Minaur with relative ease. His measured yet aggressive game is very effective on this surface and his confidence is at an all time high. He enters this match as the favorite and will be very hard to beat here.
Felix Auger-Aliassime has long been considered a future star and has lived up to that for the most part, establishing himself as one of the best young players in the world. More known for his hard court results, he has recently teamed up with the legendary coach Toni Nadal, a partnership that has been paying dividends. After getting through a tough match against Lorenzo Musetti in the First Round, he demolished compatriot Dennis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-2 in the Round of 16. He has been playing very well, and his powerful forehand is a huge weapon on any surface. He is the underdog here, but has beaten top 10 players before and will be confident in his abilities here.
This match is sure to be an exciting one between two aggressive and flashy players. They are sure to put on a show for the fans, but there will only be one winner here. Stefanos Tsitsipas is on another level at the moment, and has his eyes set on a second consecutive Final. Expect FAA to put up a huge fight but ultimately fall short. Stefanos Tsitsipas will win and advance to the Semi-Finals here at the 2021 Barcelona Open.