The 3rd seeded youngster, Felix Auger Aliassime from France will face off the qualifier, Henri Laaksonen in the round of 16 of the Cologne Open. The 20-year-old Felix had a decent run in the US Open losing to Dominic Thiem in the Round of 16. Henri Laaksonen one the other hand won three matches of qualifying before losing out to Pablo Cuevas in the main draw of the French Open.
- Fixture: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Henri Laaksonen
- Tournament: Bett1Hulks Indoors
- Round: Round of 16
- Venue: Cologne, Germany
- Category: ATP 250 Tournament
- Surface: Indoor hard-court
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Henri Laaksonen: Match Preview
Felix Auger is one of the players to look out for in the upcoming years. The 20-year-old, Felix is ranked 22 in the world currently. The Canadian has had a decent run this year as he reached finals in ATP 500 Rotterdam and ATP 250 Marseille before the shutdown. Felix did not have a great clay-court season and will be looking to change the tide in the winning direction.
The qualifier, Henri Laaksonen won his first-round match against the wild card entrant Daniel Altmaier 3-6 6-3 7-6(5). The Swiss has won only 1 of his 6 matches this year. Henri won 3 qualifying matches in the French Open before falling out to Pablo Cuevas in the main draw. He is ranked 139 in the world currently.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Henri Laaksonen: Head-to-Head
The second-round meeting in this tournament will be the first for the duo. The Head-to-Head stand at 0-0.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Henri Laaksonen: Match Prediction
Felix will be looking to get back into winning form at Cologne after losing in the first round of the French Open. He is seeded 3 and will be looking for his first tour-level tournament title. Having a decent form at the hard courts this year Felix will be the favorite to win the clash in straight sets.
Match Prediction: Felix Auger-Aliassime to defeat Henri Laaksonen in straight sets.