In the only quarter-final clash between the seeds at the ATP 250 Stuttgart Open 2021, World No. 21 and the 3rd seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime will be up against World No. 32 and the 6th seeded Ugo Humbert
|Tournament||ATP Stuttgart Open 2021|
|Match||Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Ugo Humbert|
|Date||11th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$21,994 (INR 16,04,803 approx.)|
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Ugo Humbert : Preview
Felix Auger-Aliassime reaches his 4th quarter-final of the year after a 6-3, 7-6(4) victory in the 2nd round after having received a bye in the first round due to his seeding. Felix has won just 1 quarter-final of the 3 he has played this year, winning at the 2021 Murray River Open where he finished as the runner-up.
Felix was the runner-up in the 2019 Stuttgart Open as the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Pandemic halting all tennis activities for 5 months.
Ugo Humbert similar to Felix also reaches his 4th quarter-final of the year and co-incidentally has won only 1 of those 3 quater-finals so far, his win coming at the 2021 Marseille Open. He reaches the quarter-final from a 7-6(9), 6-2 win in the 2nd round after winning the first round in straight-sets as well.
Humbert is making his debut at the ATP Stuttgart Open this year and is playing on grass for the first time since the 2019 Newport Open.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Ugo Humbert : Head to Head
This will be the 2nd meeting between the duo who previously met in the 3rd round of the 2019 Wimbledon where Humbert won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Ugo Humbert : Prediction
Since their last meeting in the Wimbledon, Felix will be back against Humbert after playing just 1 match on the surface between their two meetings and revenge will be on his mind as he looks to inch closer towards his title.
However, Humbert having played an extra match as compared to Felix in the 1st round, would be more settled and will aim to continue keeping his lead in the head-to-head. This match can swing either ways but going by the seeding, Felix gets the edge and will be the favourite in the tie to qualify for his 2nd semi-final of the year.
Prediction: Felix Auger-Aliassime to win in 3-sets.