An interesting clash is awaiting tennis fans between Filip Krajinovic and Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round at the Italian Open 2020. Both players have shown the world their enormous talent in events that took place last month and it would be fun to watch who is able to cut short the dream year of his opponent.
Filip Krajinovic vs Felix Auger-Aliassime: Preview
Talking about the performance leading to the tournament, Krajinovic had an amazing Cincinnati Open where he literally demolished Dominic Thiem and reached the quarters. The 28-year old Serb began the US Open from where he left and played exceptionally well before going down to David Goffin in straight sets 1-6, 6-7, 4-6 in the third round.
Similarly, Auger-Aliassime reached the Round of 16 of any Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the Flushing Meadows. The 20-year old Next Gen superstar was looking unstoppable until he ran into Dominic Thiem. The Canadian was no match to Them as he lost comprehensively 6-7, 1-6, 1-6. However, before losing in the fourth round, Felix showed the world that tennis is in safe hands atleast in the near future.
Filip Krajinovic vs Felix Auger-Aliassime: Head-to-Head
The two athletes have played against each other only once before they meet in Rome. It was way back in 2018 in a Round of 32 match in Rotterdam where Krajinovic had to dig deep before defeating Auger-Aliassime 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in a three-set thriller. Therefore, the Serb leads the head-to-head record 1-0.
Filip Krajinovic vs Felix Auger-Aliassime: Prediction
The match is expected to be entertaining from the word go. Fans can witness enterprising tennis as both players will look to maintain their upper hand throughout the contest. Having said that, Krajinovic might pull off this a cliffhanger sort of an encounter purely on the basis of his experience on the ATP circuit. However, counting out Aliassime from the match can be a big mistake and the Serb should be vary of such complacency. Expect the match to go to the distance.
Match Prediction: Filip Krajinovic defeats Felix Auger-Aliassime in a marathon three-set encounter.