2019 Rogers Cup – Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Milos Raonic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Milos Raonic taking place? IGA Stadium, Montreal

When is Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Milos Raonic on and what time does it start? Wednesday 7th August, 2019 – 23:30 (UK)

What channel is Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Milos Raonic on? BT Sport have the television rights to the Rogers Cup this year so it is worth checking their schedule for this match

Where can I stream Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Milos Raonic? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app. Amazon Prime subscribers can also stream the match on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Milos Raonic? https://sport.bt.com/live-on-bt-sport-01364117948039

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Milos Raonic beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-4

FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime beat fellow countryman Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the Rogers Cup but it took two close-fought tie-breaks to win after an early straightforward set.
  • The 18-year-old moved up to a career-high 21 in the world ATP rankings after a good grass-court season and will play Canadian number one Milos Raonic on the eve of his 19th birthday.
  • The young next-generation star has already matched his best showing at his native ATP event after a three-set defeat to Daniil Medvedev last year at this stage.

MILOS RAONIC

  • Canadian number one Milos Raonic moved one place up to world number 19 after a satisfactory grass-court season and beat Lucas Pouille in the first round here in straight sets to set-up this all-Canadian tie.
  • The 28-year-old was shocked in the second round by an inspired world number 122 Peter Gojowczyk at the Washington Open last week but will have designs on the title here.
  • Raonic won the only previous meeting between the two at last year’s Indian Wells in straight sets but Auger-Aliassime has surged up the ATP rankings since then.

THE PREDICTION

Felix Auger-Aliassime’s second Canadian foe in succession will prove a tougher prospect than Vasek Pospisil and this match could go either way. While the youngster’s talents are clear to see, he seemed to struggle under the pressure at Wimbledon against Ugo Humbert whom he was expected to beat and this home match against Milos Raonic, two places ahead of him in the ATP rankings, represents a ‘changing of the guard’ occasion. If he dropped a set to Pospisil, the same can certainly be expected against the elder Canadian, who plays well on a hard court and can always serve his way out of trouble. A result is hard to decide on with confidence, but a decider seems assured.

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