Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Frances Tiafoe
September 5, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
Felix Auger-Aliassime meets Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round of the 2021 US Open on Sunday, September 5th 2021. Who will make their way into the quarter finals?
Both of these players are probably some of the most exciting and entertaining players to watch on the tennis court, with huge forehands and passion for the game. But only one can win, who will make their way to the quarter finals here in New York?
Frances Tiafoe shut up all the critics perhaps saying that he is not consistent by beating one of the best top 10 players out there, Andrey Rublev, in a thrilling and incredibly exciting 5 set match 4-6/6-3/7-6/4-6/6-1. Frances Tiafoe is definitely a player who needs the crowd to give him energy and get him motivated, and the fact that there have been crowds in the last few months have allowed him to shine again on the ATP Tour, getting some huge wins under his belt and showing us that he is still someone who can get back into the top 20 in the world.
Felix Auger-Aliassime had to fight off a comeback in the third round, beating the very tough and always returning, Roberto Bautista Agut in 5 sets 6-3/6-4/4-6/3-6/6-3. Felix was up and down in the entire match, but when it mattered most in the 5th set, he came in clutch, showing us that he can beat players of incredible quality at grand slams. Felix will have to work hard to not let a comeback like this happen again because it can damage his confidence, but I am sure he will know that and be working hard behind the scenes.
This is going to be the 1st meeting between both players, and I expect for this to be the match of the day in New York. They are very similar in their game, with huge forehands and high kicking serves. Frances would have not expected to win this match if this was last year, but with the incredible last couple of months he’s had he will believe more in himself. However, I still think this is Felix’s time to shine and show us why he is going to be one of the best players in the world in a few years time.