July 06, 2021 10:29 AM
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Adam Evans

2021 Wimbledon Championships Quarter-Final – Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime taking place? Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England

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 Wednesday 7th July, 2021 – not before 15:00 (UK) / 10:00 (US EST)

What surface is Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime being played on? Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime will be played on an outdoor grass 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? Coverage of Wimbledon is shared between BBC and Eurosport

Where can I stream Matteo Berrettini vs Felix Auger-Aliassime? If televised on BBC, this match can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. If the match is televised on Eurosport, subscribers can stream the match live on Eurosport Player

THE PREDICTION

World number nine Matteo Berrettini’s pathway to a first Wimbledon quarter-final has been rugged but manageable so far and a straight-sets victory over Ilya Ivashka in the round of 16 was a solid piece of business. The Italian was beaten at that stage by Roger Federer in 2019 but has come back an altogether more composed version of himself, with his first ATP 500 win at Queen’s last time out a big marker for his potential success at SW19. World number 19 Felix Auger-Aliassime has also returned to Wimbledon two years on a more composed, more powerful version of himself and, whilst he beat Roger Federer at Halle last month, his five-set defeat of fourth seed Alexander Zverev on Monday looked to be his first proper statement of intent. The 20-year-old has had some near misses in a win by retirement against in-form Nick Kyrgios and a scrappy four-set slog over Mikael Ymer but he is through to a first quarter-final by merit and that should fill him with confidence.

Berrettini won the Stuttgart Open on grass against then teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime back in 2019 as one of the Canadian’s now eight runner-up finishes. Auger-Aliassime’s victory over Zverev, though, seemed to be something of a watershed moment in that respect after so many missed opportunities and it was almost certainly the most important match of his life so far. However, the pair are friends off the court but on it Berrettini looks too hot to handle right now. It remains to be seen how FAA’s game improves following a statement victory but take the Italian to come through this difficult test the outright winner.

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