1/16 finals men’s hard-court masters Rogers Cup this week in Montreal, gives local public confrontation between the two Canadians – the young Felix auger Aljassim will play against an experienced player Milos Raonic.
- Milos Raonic
- Felix Auger Aljassim
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
28-year-old canadian Montreal pleases the audience with their performance for the fifth time. Milos made his debut here in 2009-m year, then starting even with the qualifications, where was Gabashvili and Llodra. But lost in the first round against Fernando Gonzalez 6-4, 6-7, 4-6. Best results, Raonic has made in 2013, you were one step from a title. With battles fought on the grid, winning a 3-sets victory over the Chardy, Gulbis and compatriot Pospisil. After which frankly was not physically ready to compete with Nadal. In the end, 2-6, 2-6 in the finals when the centre court.
Last visit in 2017, the year for the loonie ended in failure in the form of defeat against Frenchman Mannarino at the start of 4-6, 4-6.
Raonic holds the seventh hard-court tournament in 2019 year. The assets of Milos quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the semifinals of Indian wells, where he was a good victory over Karlosom, Wawrinka and Sasha Zverev.
Canadian here started confidently, roll dry sturdy Frenchman Puja 6-4, 6-4, thereby taking revenge for the defeat at the start of the season at the Australian Open.
Felix Auger Aljassim
18-year-old kanadski talent for the first time playing in his native Montreal, where Felix was born and began to take the first steps in tennis. Last season, auger Aljassim debuted at the “Masters”, but it was held then in Toronto. Received from organizers Wild Card, a canadian held at the start of Luke Puja 6-4, 6-4, then losing the tiebreak in the decisive set Daniil Medvedev.
The current season for Felix is associated mostly with positive emotions from the quality of games and results, which allow him to now take the 21-th place in world ranking. Although he began the year auger Aljassim outside the first hundred. However titles not yet included in the assets of the canadian, but still many tournaments to come.
Here Felix started very difficult, beating in three sets of a good friend of the Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 6-7, 7-6.
The fellow will play each other a second time. The first confrontation took place in last season in the second circle of hard-court masters at Indian wells, ending a dry victory for the more experienced Milos 6-4, 6-4. Could the guys do this year in the semifinals of herbal Stuttgart, but Raonic withdrew before the start of the meeting due to poor condition.
The coefficients and forecast
A curious confrontation not only for the canadian public, which these guys connected the main hopes in this tournament, but for all fans of tennis, as both are able to show for the hard game at the highest level.
The bookies give here a slight edge to Raonic, putting on his win ratio of 1.65, the auger Alaska – 2.23. As for me, quotes fully reflect the balance of forces in this pair today based on the experience of the opponents, their playing manners, the history of the conflict and the current form. I believe that the game will be held in equal fight, everyone will try to use their trump cards and to put pressure on the weak points of the compatriot.
Definitely, will not dare to put this duel on the outcome or odds. I think the winner will hold the players on the court maximum three sets.