Next Gen superstar.and 20th-seed Felix Auger Aliassime will have his task cut out against veteran Andreas Seppi in a high-octane, first round clash at the French Open 2021. What makes this encounter even more interesting to watch is that players from two generations will face each other, which ultimately may put on an exhibition of a mixture of old-school as well as modern way of playing the sport.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Andreas Seppi vs Felix Auger Aliassime|
|Date||30th May, 2021|
|Prize Money||$72,630 ( INR 52,75,625 approx.)|
Andreas Seppi vs Felix Auger Aliassime: Preview
Talking about the performance coming into the tournament, Seppi is no more his usual self and sits at a lowly 95 in the world rankings. The Italian recently participated in the ATP Parma Open 2021, where he was outclassed by Sebastian Korda in straight sets 3-6, 4-6 in a Round of 32 match. At the age of 37, Seppi is not getting any younger and it is safe to say that he is in the twilight phase of his career.
On the other hand, Aliassime too suffered a shock, first round loss at the Lyon Open 2021. The 20-year old Canadian was not able to overcome the challenge of Lorenzo Musetti and eventually lost 6-7, 6-3, 5-7 in an edge-of-a-seat thriller.
Andreas Seppi vs Felix Auger Aliassime: Head to Head
No prior meeting between the two athletes. It would be their first face-off at Roland Garros. So the head-to-head record currently stands at 0-0.
Andreas Seppi vs Felix Auger Aliassime: Prediction
When Seppi made his professional debut way back in 2002, Felix was just two years old! However, that’s the beauty of tennis that now, 19 years later, the Canadian is a prime favourite to proceed into the second round. It’s Felix all the way, though Seppi throughout the course of the match can showcase that old-school tennis is still here to stay and that he is the principal of the school where his 17-year younger opponent is still a student!
Match Prediction: Felix Auger Aliassime defeats Andreas Seppi in an entertaining, three-set match.