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Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Odds & Prediction – Barcelona Open Quarterfinals

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Apr 22, 2021 · 11:36 AM PDT

Stefanos Tsitsipas hitting a forehand return during a tennis match.
Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during his final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament against Andrey Rublev of Russia in Monaco, Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime will take on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals of The Barcelona Open on Friday, April 23rd
  • This will be the sixth meeting between these two players
  • See below for match odds, and how the players are held up in the tournament so far

Both Felix Auger-Aliassime and Stefanos Tsitsipas are coming off straight set wins as they prepare to see each other in the quarterfinals at the Barcelona Open. They are scheduled to take the court, Friday, April 23rd at 7:50 AM ET.

Coming off a clay title win, Tsitsipas heads into the match as the heavy favorite, as well as entered the tournament as a top favorite to win outright. Auger-Aliassime enters this match having defeated Denis Shapovalov for the second time this year.

Take a look at the odds below, and our best bet analysis for this quarterfinal match.

Auger-Aliassime vs Tsitsipas Barcelona Open Quarterfinal Odds

Prop Spread at DraftKings Moneyline Total
[10] Felix Auger-Aliassime +4.5 (-141) +285 O 21.5 (-113)
[2] Stefanos Tsitsipas -4.5 (+112) -385 U 21.5 (-113)

Odds as of April 22nd

Auger-Aliassime Wins the All-Canadian Match

The 20-year old Canadian is coming off a 6-2, 6-3 win over fellow countryman, Denis Shapovalov. With this win, Auger-Aliassime leads their head-to-head record 3-2, which includes going 2-0 against him on clay. This win also marks the second clay court win under Toni Nadal, bringing that record to 2-1.

The younger Canadian took full advantage of the fact that Shapovalov’s serve did not show up. Arguably one of the strengths of Shapovalov’s game, and he only recorded a 48 first serve percentage, while recording six double faults. Auger-Aliassime ended up landing 67 percent of his first serves, and translating that into a 78 win percentage when he got that first serve in.

Shapovalov had to be visited by a trainer during the match as his shoulder seemed to be bothering him, which most likely resulted in his lack of serve success.

Auger-Aliassime will now look to take on second seed, Tsitsipas, who he’s also seen quite a few times.

Tsitsipas’ Smooth Sailing

The 22-year old player has barely been tested this tournament. The two matches he’s played have been straight set victories. He’s only lost 10 games all tournament, and hasn’t lost a set since his quarterfinal match at the Miami Masters tournament on April 1st.

Undefeated on clay in 2021, Tsitsipas’ confidence is riding high as he’s coming off his first ATP Masters 1000 title at the Monte-Carlo Masters last week.

In a 7-5, 6-3 win against Alex De Minaur, Tsitsipas recorded five aces with only one double fault, while landing 70 perfect of his first serves. He was able to record a 73 win percent when landing those first serves.

Like most matches this past month, Tsitsipas set the tone early once again, and didn’t allow for his opponent to gain any momentum to attempt a comeback.

The current World No. 5 will look to continue his success when he takes on Auger-Aliassime, who he holds a winning record against.

Head-to-Head & Best Bet

These two are no stranger to each other over recent years. Since their first matchup back in 2019, they’ve played each other five times. Auger-Aliassime captured the win in their first two matches, but Tsitsipas has won the last three, including a match earlier this year.

Their most recent match was in Acapulco during the quarterfinals where Tsitsipas won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Auger-Aliassime vs Tsitsipas Head-to-Head Stats

Auger-Aliassime
VS
Tsitsipas

20 ATP Standing 5
20 Age 22
10/6 YTD W/L 22/5
72/58 Career W/L 155/81
0 Career Titles 6
2 Head-to-Head Wins 3

Tsitipas will be Auger-Aliassime’s toughest opponent on clay this year, no question. The Greek star definitely has more experience heading into this match, and has obviously found more success on the court surface this year, having already won a title. But even over the past few years, he’s been able to record strong numbers on clay, which includes a 7-0 record in 2021.

This will also be Tsitsipas’ seventh quarterfinal appearance in as many events just this year. And if he were to win this match, he’ll make his fifth semifinal appearance of the year.

And it’s only April.

He’s playing some of his best tennis, and it’s hard to think of going against him right now.

The Pick: Tsitsipas (-385)


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