TennisSection previews the 2023 Qatar Open as Daniil Medvedev takes on Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinal on Friday, February 24, 2023.
Will Daniil Medvedev get the win? Will Felix Auger-Aliassime pull off the upset? This will be an interesting one, where we have a rematch from last week between two of the world’s best. Who will triumph and move through to the finals at the 2023 Qatar Open?
Daniil Medvedev got through one of his toughest battles of the season over Christopher O’Connell to set up a highly anticipated semifinal coming up against Felix Auger-Aliassime. Medvedev absolutely has his number, but he didn’t look his best in his last match and I suspect he may have to dig deeper than people expect. Let’s see if Medvedev can take out FAA and make himself the heavy favorite to grab a title in back-to-back weeks here at the 2023 Qatar Open.
Felix Auger-Aliassime took down Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in a tight two sets, and although he still didn’t play his best tennis and nor did he look good in his first match, getting the wins is what counts and on a court like this I think he will have many more chances to challenge Daniil Medvedev than on courts that they’ve played on before. In any case, there are few players tougher for Auger-Aliassime than Medvedev, so he’ll need to be at his best if he wants to come away with the win for a spot in the final of the 2023 Qatar Open.
Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime have met five times before, with Daniil Medvedev leading the head to head 5-0. Medvedev took out FAA just last week in Rotterdam en route to the title 6-2 6-4, not to mention the fact that Auger-Aliassime was the defending champion, but Medvedev wasn’t playing his best tennis before that match. With the dynamic of this matchup at the moment, it’s impossible to go against Daniil Medvedev to make it 6-0 against Auger-Aliassime and book himself a place in the final of the 2023 Qatar Open.
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