Felix Auger-Aliassime, currently ranked 12th in the world, will go head to head against the 78th-ranked Max Purcell in the first round of the 2023 ATP Canadian Open on Tuesday, August 8. This highly anticipated match has sparked interest among tennis enthusiasts as they eagerly await the outcome.
These two players have crossed paths twice before, with each winning one match. In 2017, Auger-Aliassime emerged victorious in a Challenger circuit match, while Purcell defeated his opponent in the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year.
Last year, Auger-Aliassime’s winning streak included clinching four titles at the highest level, an impressive feat. This followed a series of final appearances, although he unfortunately lost all eight finals. However, this season, Auger-Aliassime’s performances have been disappointing. Apart from the Australian Open and the Indian Wells Masters, he has failed to win three consecutive matches. Moreover, in his most recent tournaments, he hasn’t even won two matches in a row, participating in six events during this period. His early exit from Wimbledon at the hands of Michael Mmoh and a surprising loss to Yosuke Watanuki in Atlanta have left many questioning his current form.
According to a report by Tennisworldlive.com, Auger-Aliassime, who reached the quarterfinals in Toronto last year, will view the ATP Canadian Open as an opportunity to regain his momentum and turn his season around.
Purcell’s Recent Form
Although Purcell has faced some setbacks recently, he managed to secure a spot in the main draw of the ATP Canadian Open by defeating Peter Polansky and Brayden Schnur in the qualifiers. However, it’s worth noting that Purcell hasn’t won a main draw match in quite some time. After defeating Jordan Thompson in the first round of the French Open, Purcell has lost all six matches he has played since then, winning only two sets in total.
However, Purcell’s strong performance in the qualifiers, where he dropped just nine games across four sets, has undoubtedly boosted his confidence coming into this tournament. Additionally, he has an impressive hardcourt record for the season, boasting a 35-9 win-loss record across all circuits and clinching three Challenger titles on the same surface.
Match Predictions and Odds
Despite Auger-Aliassime‘s recent struggles, he enters this match as the clear favorite with odds set at 1/3. The tennis community remains hopeful that he will be able to showcase the form that propelled him to success in the past. However, it is expected that Purcell, with his recent victories and solid hardcourt performance, will put up a fight.
About the 2023 ATP Canadian Open
The 2023 ATP Canadian Open is scheduled to take place in Toronto from August 7 to 13. Tennis enthusiasts can stay updated with all the latest news and updates on tennis betting through our tennis betting blog. Additionally, they can find previews of other exciting tennis matches on our website.
– Felix Auger-Aliassime, ranked 12th in the world, will face Max Purcell in the first round of the 2023 ATP Canadian Open.
– Auger-Aliassime and Purcell have each won a match in their previous encounters.
– Auger-Aliassime has struggled this season, failing to win three consecutive matches.
– Purcell has not won a main draw match since the French Open, but has performed well in qualifiers and has a strong hardcourt record.
– Despite his recent form, Auger-Aliassime is favored to win the match.
Facts about the keyword “2023 ATP Canadian Open”: The tournament will be held in Toronto.
The event will take place from August 7 to 13.
Felix Auger-Aliassime is participating in the tournament.
Max Purcell is participating in the tournament.