TennisSection previews the 2021 US Open as Felix Auger-Aliassime (12) meets Carlos Alcaraz in the Quarter-Finals on Tuesday September 7th, 2021.
A blockbuster match between two of the hottest young players on the ATP Tour is upon us as Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada faces the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz for a spot in the Semi-Finals of the 2021 US Open. Both men have been in fantastic form so far here in New York and will be highly motivated to reach the Semis for the first time. Who will get the win and advance here at Flushing Meadows?
Felix Auger-Aliassime is the 12th seed here at the 2021 US Open and is currently ranked #15 on the ATP Tour. The Canadian has long been considered one of the brightest young talents on the Tour but has largely failed to produce on the big stages. However, he has been in top form so far in New York and has an excellent opportunity to make it to the Semis in a major for the first time. He has not had it easy so far with a tough five set win over Roberto Bautista Agut in the Third Round before overcoming the challenge from Frances Tiafoe in a nail biting Round of 16 encounter. His serve got him out of trouble in that match against the American but he knows that he may not get the same opportunities against the in-form Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and will have to be better here despite entering this match as the favorite.
Carlos Alcaraz is unseeded here at the 2021 US Open and is ranked #55 on the ATP Tour. The Spaniard has been turning heads and breaking records throughout this event, and became the youngest player to ever defeat a world number three player when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas. He wasn’t finished there and defeat Peter Gojowczyk in a tough 5 setter to reach the Quarters at a Grand slam for the first time. He has a huge baseline game with an immense forehand, and despite being the underdog here is riding a serious wave of momentum, and will have the crowd on his side. Alcaraz is playing without fear and even though Felix Auger-Aliassime has a lot more experience than him knows what he is capable of and will be backing himself to cause yet another upset here in New York.
This will be the first meeting between the two players on the ATP Tour, and in my opinion has all the makings on a thriller. The two men are two of the most exciting players in the world and are in serious form. This is not a match that tennis fans will want to miss and it is sure to be full of lots of exciting shot making and flashy winners. Even though Carlos Alcaraz has taken the tennis world by storm by his performances, I see his run coming to an end here. Felix Auger-Aliassime has just a bit more quality than the Spaniard and I think that his vast experience will be key during the big points, and he will be able to hold his nerve better. Alcaraz will certainly be back and will be challenging for Grand Slam titles in the future, but his run will come to an end here. Felix Auger-Aliassime will win, advancing to the Semi-Finals of the 2021 US Open.
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