TennisSection previews the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as Matteo Berrettini (7) meets Felix Auger-Aliassime (16) in the Quarter-Finals on Wednesday, July 7th 2021.
Will Matteo Berrettini continue to dominate on grass courts as he aims to make his way one step closer to the Final? Will Felix Auger-Aliassime improve on his game after coming through an extremely tight match in the Round of 16? Both players can win this match if they are on top of their game, but only one will make their way to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. Who will it be?
Matteo Berrettini cruised through his Round of 16 match against Ilya Ivashka, beating him in straight sets 6-4/6-3/6-1. As the match went on, you could see Matteo’s confidence building and he just was dominating everything. Matteo Berrettini will be very happy with that performance because it shows both himself and us that he is a real contender for the title. Matteo has been playing so well on grass this year, winning at Queen’s and he will want to use all of the confidence and momentum gained recently to get himself a big win over Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Felix Auger-Aliassime had to come through an extremely tough match against Alexander Zverev in the Round of 16 beating him 6-4/7-6/3-6/3-6/6-4. Felix was leading 2-0 sets up and then was down 3-2 in the 5th set all of a sudden. Felix was able to come back already from 4-2 down in the first set, but he showed us how good his grass court game is and how much he has improved recently. Felix is not known for playing his best in the biggest matches sometimes, and I think he came into this match not really caring whether he won or lost because he had always been unsuccessful against Zverev. However, Felix played a great match and he is now in the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships against another tough opponent in Matteo Berrettini.
Matteo Berrettini and Felix Auger-Aliassime have met 1 time before, with Matteo Berrettini leading the head to head 1-0. They met on grass in the Final of Stuttgart in 2019 where Matteo won in straight sets 6-4/7-6. That was an extremely tight match and here at the Quarter-Finals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, I expect for both of them to be at their best. However, Felix will not win this match as he will choke in my opinion. Matteo has been a Semi-Finalist at the US Open, a Quarter-Finalist at the French Open this year, and he has been on top of his game on grass this year. I expect a tight match, but Matteo will get the big win and make his way to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
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