Felix Auger-Aliassime v Bernabe Zapata Miralles Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for US Open 2021: Auger-Aliassime Hopes to Shrug off Opening Struggle

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World number 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime will look to continue moving through the draw when he takes on Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the second round of the 2021 US Open on Wednesday, September 1. Get the live streaming options of this Felix Auger-Aliassime v Bernabe Zapata Miralles match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime v Bernabe Zapata Miralles Head to Head

There have been no previous encounters played between Auger-Aliassime and Zapata Miralles before this.

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Auger-Aliassime Struggles Through to Opening Win

When you are taking on a 152nd-ranked player in your opening round encounter, you are expected to ease through with minimum fuss but that’s not what happened to Auger-Aliassime.

The Canadian needed more than four hours to carve out a four-set win in which he managed only one break of serve and was broken twice!

Auger-Aliassime was involved in three tie-breakers to complete a 7-6 (0), 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (8) victory, making it a match he would like to get out of his system soon enough.

The first set went to serve before Auger-Aliassime romped through the tie-breaker, and when he lost his serve in the second set and failed to even win one break-point in it, the match was back on even keel.

In the third, Donskoy had a chance to serve out the set but Auger-Aliassime broke back and forced another tie-breaker before a fourth set tie-breaker saw the Canadian save a set-point, miss two match-points and finally win it.

Can he overcome these early tournament nerves against his 116th-ranked opponent?

Lucky Loser Zapata Miralles Overcomes Lopez

Having lost his final qualifying round match to Oscar Otte, Zapata Miralles made it to the main draw of this year’s US Open at the expense of Milos Raonic who is still recovering from his string of injuries.

And Zapata Miralles then needed five sets to get Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez and carve out a rare win in the main draw of a tournament this season, and his first ever at US Open.

He was on court for three hours and 18 minutes to clinch a 5-7, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory, getting broken just twice in the encounter.

Coming up against the world number 15 now, Zapata Miralles might not have it too easy but he will hope some of the confidence from his opening round win can rub off on him.

Auger-Aliassime v Zapata Miralles Prediction and Tip

While Auger-Aliassime did not have a lot of fun on court in his opener, expect him to come good in this second round match and for him to clinch a straight-setter here.

Tip: Auger-Aliassime to win in straight sets: 5/6 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 US Open will be played from August 30 to September 12. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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