3rd-seed Felix Auger Aliassime will hope that change in surface may bring change in fourtune as he is all set to lock horns against Lloyd Harris in a Round of 16 encounter at the ATP 250 Stuttgart Open 2021. Felix had a mediocre clay court season which ended on a disastrous note after the first round exit from the French Open 2021.
|Tournament||ATP Stuttgart Open 2021|
|Match||Lloyd Harris vs Felix Auger Aliassime|
|Date||10th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$21,994 (INR 16,04,803 approx.)|
Lloyd Harris vs Felix Auger Aliassime: Preview
Talking about the performance in the first round, Harris fought his way in a tough battle to tame Gilles Simon in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. The 24-yeae old South African had a positive start at Roland Garros before Cameron Norrie outclassed the World No.54 to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.
On the other hand, Aliassime has received a bye in the opening round. The 20-year old Canadian is tremendously low on confidence after facing a shock first round loss from the hands of Andreas Seppi in Paris. Seppi taught a lesson or two on how to play on clay as he breezed past Aliassime 6-3,7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to cap off what has been a painful clay court season for the World No.21.
Lloyd Harris vs Felix Auger Aliassime: Head to Head
There has been no prior meeting between the two players. They will face each other for the very first time, so the head-to-head record currently stands at 0-0.
Lloyd Harris vs Felix Auger Aliassime: Prediction
A change in surface was what Felix needed desperately. The Canadian will look to start afresh and will want to regain his lost before the Wimbledon commences on 28t June. Harris has emerged out to be a tricky player in recent times, but it is imperative for Felix to win this match and even the tournament to prove that he is not a one-time wonder and is here to stay. A win is surely on the cards for Felix, however he may be needing the decider set to clinch the contest.
Match Prediction: Felix Auger Aliassime defeats Lloyd Harris in a marathon three-set encounter.