Young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime will face Qualifier Aslan Karatsev of Russia in the fourth round of Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Aslan Karatsev
- Date: 14 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 4th Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: 245,920 $ (USD)
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Aslan Karatsev: Preview
Rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime has often been criticized for conceding too many unforced errors when he’s not finding his radar. But that doesn’t look the case at Australian Open so far.
Auger-Aliassime hasn’t dropped a set yet in the tournament. He defeated Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and James Duckworth in the initial two rounds before getting the better of fellow countryman and friend Denis Shapovalov in the third round.
World no.114 Karatsev has seen his career reach new heights in the opening week of the Australian Open. Before this Melbourne slam, the qualifier had not played in the main draw of a Slam. And now he is in the fourth round without dropping a set.
Karatsev defeated Gianluca Mager and Egor Gerasimov in the initial two rounds before upsetting eighth seed Diego Schwartzman in the third round.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Aslan Karatsev: Head-to-Head
The two players haven’t met on tour yet. This will be their first meeting and given on the current form, the Canadian is the overwhelming favorite to win it. The H2H stands at 0-0.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Aslan Karatsev: Prediction
Auger-Aliassime will definitely start the favorite based on ranking and form. But the Russian loves the faster courts, which was evident in the third round as he took care of Schwartzman’s serve with ease.
Having said that, the Canadian may prove to be too much for the Russian. Expect FAA to cruise through comfortably.
Prediction: Auger-Aliassime to win in straight sets