Stefanos Tsitsipas v Felix Auger-Aliassime Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for ATP Acapulco 2021: Tsitsipas Expected to Come Through against Tricky Opponent

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In what could be the most interesting match of the day, Greek and world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas faces Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinal of the 2021 ATP Acapulco on Thursday, March 18. The match is yet to be scheduled. Get the live streaming options of this Stefanos Tsitsipas v Felix Auger-Aliassime match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas v Felix Auger-Aliassime Head to Head

This has been an interesting rivalry. Both players have won two matches apiece of the four they have played, but it was Auger-Aliassime who won in their first two meetings, and Tsitsipas retaliated with victories in their next two.

The first three of their matches came in 2019 with the Auger-Aliassime victories coming at the Indian Wells and ATP Queen’s that year while Tsitsipas defeated him in the second round at the Shanghai Masters that season. In 2020 they met again, but this time in the final of the Marseille Open where the Greek carved out a straight-set victory.

It was one of the multiple times Auger-Aliassime has lost in the final of an ATP tournament, having yet to win a title.

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Tsitsipas Tames Isner

Having crushed Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the tournament, Tsitsipas wasted no time in taming John Isner in the second round of the Acapulco Open to seal his last eight berth. Tsitsipas won 6-3, 6-2 in less than an hour to continue his march towards a first title of the season.

All it took was one break of serve in the first set for Tsitsipas to take control and that came in the very second game of the encounter. If Isner thought he could break back, there was no chance of it happening as Tsitsipas won 20 of the 22 points on his own serve in the entire set.

The story was no different in the second set when Tsitsipas faced no break-points en route winning 16 of the 19 points on his serve, but then took a 4-0 lead with two breaks of his own. The match would have seen one lesser game had Tsitsipas won one of the two match-points on Isner’s serve but then served out easily to complete the rout.

He would expect somewhat of a better fight in his quarterfinal.

Auger-Aliassime Cordons off Korda

Sebastian Korda is one of the younger players to watch out and his record in recent times has been one to beckon. The manner in which, however, Auger-Aliassime finished him off in their second round encounter will give the Canadian a lot of confidence and hope for this next match.

Auger-Aliassime killed off the American’s chances with a 6-4, 6-3 win in an hour and 39 minutes, with three breaks of serve in the entire match. Korda did manage one break of his own but it was a matter of too little, too late anyway.

Incidentally, much like Tsitsipas, Auger-Aliassime had also come into this match with a straight-set win in his first round match against Tennys Sandgren.

He will now have a monumental task of dismantling the Greek’s confidence but having done so twice in his career already, he could well have a chance of doing so.

Tsitsipas v Auger-Aliassime Prediction and Tip

While Tsitsipas is 2/5 to win this one, Auger-Aliassime kick-starts at 2/1 to pocket this one. We believe that while Auger-Aliassime has the talent to push his higher-ranked opponent, Tsitsipas will be a favourite to register a straight-setter.

Tip: Tsitsipas to win in straight sets: 1/1 (bet365)

The 2021 ATP Acapulco Open will be played from March 14-21. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

About Suneer Chowdhary 937 Articles
Suneer is a Mumbai-based freelance sports journalist with a special affinity towards cricket and tennis. He has also covered six ICC tournaments including Cricket World Cups and Champions Trophy.

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