In the opening round at the ATP Halle 2021, World No. 20 Hubert Hurkacz will be up against his Doubles Partner at the Halle Open, World No. 21 Felix Auger-Aliassime.
|Tournament||ATP Halle Open 2021|
|Match||Hubert Hurkacz vs Felix Auger-Aliassime|
|Date||14th June, 2021|
Hubert Hurkacz vs Felix Auger-Aliassime : Preview
Hubert Hurkacz will be playing in the Halle Open for the 2nd time this year, after having made his debut in the competition at the 2019 Halle Open where he lost in the 1st round itself. The Polish star was knocked out in the first round of the French Open 2021 and will look to revive his form ahead of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Hurkacz made his Grass debut for the season at the 2021 Stuttgart Open where he suffered a shocking loss in the first round to wildcard entrant Dominic Stricker in staight-sets.
Felix Auger-Aliassime will be making his competition debut at the 2021 Halle Open as he looks to continue his good form on Grass there as well. Felix had a similar fate as Hubert in the French Open 2021 going out in the first round of the Grand Slam in Paris.
The Canadian has however recovered well, as he is currently scheduled to play in the finals of the ATP Stuttgart Open 2021 where he reached the finals without dropping a set and will be up against Croatian Marin Cilic for the title clash.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Felix Auger-Aliassime : Head to Head
This will be the second tour meeting between the duo, who previously met at the 2019 Miami Masters where the Canadian won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.
Hubert Hurkacz vs Felix Auger-Aliassime : Prediction
Hurkacz has not been a good player on Grass so far and has had only 1 season out of the 5 where he had more than 50% wins on the surface. He currently has a record of 6-9 on Grass and is 15-10 for the season so far.
Felix made his Grass debut in 2019 and of the 11 matches he played, he was 8-3 during that time. He is 11-3 on Grass across his career and 17-11 for the season. He will be the favourite in the clash against Hurkacz who is known to struggle on Grass and Felix is looking in great form so far on the surface.
Prediction: Felix Auger-Aliassime to win in 3-sets.