TennisSection previews the 2023 Qatar Open as Felix Auger-Aliassime takes on Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarterfinal on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Will Felix Auger-Aliassime get the win? Will Alejandro Davidovich Fokina pull off the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we have the 2nd seed taking on a tough opponent. Who will triumph and move through to the semifinals at the 2023 Qatar Open?
Felix Auger-Aliassime survived a tough first match, needing 3 sets to get through to the quarterfinals where he’ll take on Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. It’s going to be a tough match, and he could very well lose if he plays like he did against Kubler, if he wants to win then he’ll need to keep his first serve percentage up and not allow the Spaniard to get into the rallies, although I still expect him to take down Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and book his spot in the semifinals of the 2023 Qatar Open.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina played a great couple of matches to get to this stage, particularly against Kwon in the Round of 16, playing some aggressive-minded tennis, which he will absolutely need if he wants to take down a player of Felix Auger-Aliassime’s caliber. It’ll be a tough battle, but let’s see if ADF can somehow sneak the win for a place in the last four at the 2023 Qatar Open.
Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina have met twice before, with Felix Auger-Aliassime leading the head to head 2-0. Don’t let the 2-0 fool you, because both matches, particularly the one they played in the Australian Open last season, were extremely close. FAA was able to pull out those two matches, and I suspect that may get into Davidovich Fokina’s head as the Canadian looks to get through this one and book a spot in the semifinals here at the 2023 Qatar Open.
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