World No. 20 and the 16th seeded Cristian Garin will be up against the young Candian star Felix Auger-Aliassime who is ranked World No. 22 in the upcoming first round at the Monte Carlo Masters 2021.
- Tournament: ATP Monte Carlo Masters 1000
- Match: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Cristian Garin
- Round: First Round
- Prize Money : $14338
- Date: 11th April, 2021
- Venue: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Surface: Clay Court
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Cristian Garin : Preview
Cristian Garin has been in a pretty consistent form in 2021. He has reached R16 4 times in his 7 appearances this season, winning the Chile Open 2021. The 24-year old Chilean won 2 ATP Titles in 1 month in 2020 before the pandemic halted all tennis activities. He comes to Monte Carlo from a R64 defeat at the 2021 Miami Open.
Felix Auger-Aliassime made a good start to 2021, reaching the finals at ATP-250 Melbourne but has since then not made it past the quarter-finals. The 20-year old Canandian is yet to win a title on the tour and will surely be looking to get his engines running for the upcoming Clay season. He comes into the tie from a R32 defeat at Miami Open 2021.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Cristian Garin : Head to Head
The head to head tie is currently tied at 1-1, with both the players winning 1 match each which have taken place on Clay surfaces in 2019.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Cristian Garin : Prediction
Both the players have had experience of playing against each other and that too on Clay. Garin has a better record on clay as compared to Felix from the start of last year, being 19-5 on Clay whereas Felix is 1-3, is yet to play on Clay this season.
Prediction: Cristian Garin to win 3 sets.