Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Maxime Cressy
June 28, 2022 8:00 am EDT
The Line: Maxime Cressy +240 / Felix Auger-Aliassime -303
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Felix Auger-Aliassime and Maxime Cressy meet in the first round of the 2022 tennis Wimbledon.
Felix Auger-Aliassime made the quarterfinals in Halle and then played two exhibition matches against Djokovic and Nadal. Auger-Aliassime should be ready for this tournament, and Wimbledon has been his most successful grand slam when you consider a 75 percent winning percentage. Of course, Auger-Aliassime has only played in this tournament twice, but he made the third round in 2019 and a quarterfinal last year. Auger-Aliassime lost in the first round of a grand slam 5 times in his career. Auger-Aliassime has won 5 of his last 8 matches on grass court.
Maxime Cressy is coming off a final appearance in the Eastbourne International, which is probably the highlight of his career at 25 years old. It was only Cressy’s second career final appearance, and he’s been hit or miss on the main tour his entire career. Making the final of a respectable tournament and pushing a top-20 player to 3 sets should give Cressy great confidence. This will be Cressy’s first ever appearance at Wimbledon. Cressy has 4 career wins over players who were ranked in the top-10. Cressy has lost in the first round of a grand slam once, which was this year’s French Open. Cressy has won 6 of his last 8 matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Cressy is in great form right now, and he’s piling up the free points with his serve, so he should be up to make this match competitive. With that said, Cressy lacks the big tournament experience to be taken seriously in this match. Auger-Aliassime has been there done that in terms of grand slam appearances, and he should be ready for another deep run after sparring with two of the best ever.
Will be more competitive than the casual fans think, but I like Auger-Aliassime in 4 sets.