In the opening round of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 19 and the 16th seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime will be up against World No. 81 Thiago Moura Monteiro.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Thiago Moura Monteiro : Match Details
|Match||Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Thiago Moura Monteiro|
|Date||28th June, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Thiago Moura Monteiro : Preview
Felix Auger-Aliassime will be making his 2nd Wimbledon appearance after making his Wimbledon debut at the 2019 Wimbledon where he reached till the 3rd round before being humbled by Ugo Humbert. The Canadian youngster impressed quite a few with his debut run at the Grand Slam and will be watched closely this season as well.
He reaches Wimbledon from a runner-up finish at the ATP Stuttgart Open 2021 and later made it till the semi-finals of the ATP Halle Open 2021 where he defeated 10-time champion Roger Federer in the 2nd round.
Thiago Moura Monteiro will be making his 5th Wimbledon appearance after having made his debut at the 2016 Wimbledon. He however made his main-draw debut at the 2017 Wimbledon reaching the 2nd round which is his best result so far at the Wimbledon. He was defeated in the opening round of the 2019 Wimbledon.
Thiago will be playing his first Grass tournament of the season as he chose not to participate in any tournament that were scheduled in the build up for Wimbledon. He last played at the 2021 French Open where he was defeated in the 2nd round.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Thiago Moura Monteiro : Head to Head
This will be their 2nd meeting on the tour and first on Grass. They met in the first round of the 2020 US Open where Felix emerged victorious in 4-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Thiago Moura Monteiro : Prediction
Thiago will take the court with a career Grass record of 4-5 and an overall season record of 12-13. Of the 4 wins of his career on Grass, 3 came in the 2019 season. Thiago had moderate success on Hardcourts being 6-3 for the season while he had a poor Clay season as he lost 10 of his 16 matches.
Felix will be the favourite for this clash as he comes from a successful Grass campaign before the Wimbledon. Even though he did not win a title, he certainly looks in great shape. He is 14-5 on Grass so far in his 2 seasons that he has played on the surface, while he is 20-13 for the season.
Prediction: Felix Auger-Aliassime to win in straight-sets.
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