Felix Auger Aliassime vs Denis Shapovalov: Felix Auger Aliassime, tenth seed at the Barcelona Open 2021, will face Denis Shapovalov in the third round clash on Thursday. Felix is ranked 20th in the world, whereas, his fellow Canadian, Shapovalov is ranked on the 14th spot.
- Tournament: ATP Barcelona Open 2021
- Match: Felix Auger Aliassime vs Denis Shapovalov
- Round: Third round
- Date: 22nd April, 2021
- Prize Money: €24,900
- Venue: Barcelona, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Felix Auger Aliassime vs Denis Shapovalov: Match Preview
Felix Auger Aliassime received a bye in the first round, by virtue of being the tenth seed. The Canadian defeated the Italian prodigy, Lorenzo Musetti in three sets in the second round. Felix had to come back from a set down to claim the victory against the world number 87. He last played at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he was beaten in the second round by Cristian Garin.
Denis Shapovalov also received a bye in the first round. The seventh seed defeated Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in the second round to set up an all-Canadian clash in the third round. Shapovalov last played at the Miami Open 2021, where he was defeated in the third round by the eventual champion, Hubert Hurkacz.
Felix Auger Aliassime vs Denis Shapovalov: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced against each other on four occasions, with the head to head being level at 2-2. Their first meeting came at the US Open 20218, where Shapovalov won in straight sets. Their latest meeting was at the 2021 Australian Open, where Felix won in straight sets in the third round.
Felix Auger Aliassime vs Denis Shapovalov: Match Prediction
There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their third round clash. The match is equally poised, and can go either way. However, Felix Auger Aliassime has the mental edge over his opponent, given that he has defeated him recently at the Australian Open 2021. Moreover, the 20-year old is coming on the back of an impressive victory over the high-flying Italian, Lorenzo Musetti in the second round. The match will be a three set battle, with Felix emerging on top.
Match Prediction: Felix Auger Aliassime to defeat Denis Shapovalov in three sets