2020 Rotterdam Open – Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

When is Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime on and what time does it start? Wednesday 12th February, 2020 – not before 19:50 (UK)

What channel is Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime in the UK? Amazon Prime will be showing matches from the 2020 Rotterdam Open / Tennis TV subscribers may also be able to stream the match

Where can I get tickets for Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime? Click here to purchase tickets for the 2020 Rotterdam Open

Who won the last meeting between Grigor Dimitrov vs Felix Auger-Aliassime? Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-4

THE LOWDOWN

GRIGOR DIMITROV

  • Grigor Dimitrov made a big statement in beating 8th seed Denis Shapovalov in a straight-sets first round victory at the Rotterdam Open and he could be one to watch for the title here.
  • The 28-year-old will be grateful for that win after a loss in Montpellier last week followed a disappointing display at the Australian Open where he lost in five sets to world number 80 Tommy Paul in the second round.
  • The Bulgarian world number 22 made the finals of the Rotterdam Open in 2018 but fell short to Roger Federer in a comfortable defeat, also reaching the semi-finals in 2013.

FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME

  • 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime posted 15 aces in a strong, if slightly disjointed performance over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the second round of the Rotterdam Open.
  • The Canadian starlet lost in the first round here to Filip Krajinovic in 2018 but he showed real hard court pedigree when he made the semi-finals of the Miami Masters almost a year ago.
  • Auger-Aliassime was the winner in his only previous meeting with Grigor Dimitrov, at last year’s Queen’s Club grass-court tournament in London, but Dimitrov has improved since then.

THE PREDICTION

This match looks finely poised on paper with world number 21 Felix Auger-Aliassime facing 22nd-ranked Grigor Dimitov, but both of these players are fairly unpredictable in differing stages of their career. Auger-Aliassime’s form could go either way this year after such an emphatic start to 2019 petered out slightly, while Dimitrov knows all about blowing hot and cold. His defeat of Denis Shapovalov is as impressive as his loss to Gregoire Barrere in Montpellier last week is disappointing, but if he faces his second consecutive Canadian with the same effort as the first round, he can win what should be an excellent match.

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