September 23, 2021 7:48 PM
Adam Evans

2021 Laver Cup Day 1 – Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime on and what time does it start? Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime will take place on Saturday 25th September, 2021 – not before 20:00 (UK)

Where is Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime taking place? Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, USA

What surface is Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime being played on? Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime will take place on an indoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime

What channel is Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime on? Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime will be televised live to subscribers of Eurosport

Where can I stream Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime? Eurosport subscribers can stream Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime live on Eurosport Player

THE PREDICTION

25-year-old Matteo Berrettini is up to a career-high seventh in the ATP world rankings after his run to the quarter-finals of the US Open, where he took the first set of Novak Djokovic before defeat. The Italian played a similar game in the final of Wimbledon back in July after winning his first ATP 500 title at the Queen’s Club Championships. He faces friend off the court Felix Auger-Aliassime, with the world number 11 also up to his highest ATP ranking after going one better than Berrettini with a semi-final exit at the US Open to eventual champion Daniil Medvedev. The Canadian recently beat Berrettini for the first time at the Cincinnati Masters last month but Berrettini leads their head-to-head record 2-1 with two wins on grass. This looks a really tough call with both players coming in off an impressive Grand Slam campaign a little cold from the rest. Taking Berrettini to win at least a set here seems the sensible option as the likelier of two very capable winners.

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