Hurkacz vs Auger-Aliassime: prediction for the Halle Open match
Hubert Hurkacz lost his first match at the Stuttgart Open to Marton Fucsovics (5-7, 7-6, 3-6). He has looked much more confident in Halle and ousted Maxime Cressy and Ugo Humbert in the first two rounds of the tournament. This is the first Halle Open quarterfinal for the Polish tennis player; in his previous two appearences, he lost in the opening rounds.
Felix Auger Aliassime
Felix Auger-Aliassime played in the Halle Open semifinals in 2021, and now he is looking to defend his last year's result. Last week, the Canadian failed to reach the final of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, losing to Tim van Rijthoven. At the current tournament, Auger-Aliassime defeated Marcos Giron and Mackenzie McDonald.
Tie-breaks were played in 4 of Auger-Aliassime's last 5 matches.
3 of Auger-Aliassime's last 5 matches ended in straight sets.
Auger-Aliassime is the strong favorite in this pair. He has never lost a set to Hurkacz, winning both head-to-head matches in straight sets. We predict a landslide victory for the Canadian player in the upcoming match.
Our prediction — handicap (-1.5) to Auger-Aliassime
We wouldn't be surprised, if Auger-Aliassime defeated Hurkacz in straight sets again. The Canadian is on top form and is likely to end this match quickly.
Second prediction — total under 25 games