Seventh seed Felix Auger-Aliassime will lock horns with Borna Coric in the quarterfinals
This season, the Canadian has triumphed in 36 of the 55 games. The World No. 9 entered Cincinnati coming off of a Canadian Open quarterfinal loss to Casper Ruud. His sixth quarterfinal appearance of the year came this time on home turf. The No. 9 player in the world gets a bye in Cincinnati’s opening round. In the second round, Auger-Aliassime faced off against Alex de Minaur and blasted nine aces to defeat the Australian 6-3, 6-2. The Canadian defeated 10th seed Jannik Sinner 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 in the third round encounter.
In his 15 games thus far this season, Coric has seven victories. The Croatian has had five early exits this season, hasn’t claimed any hardware since 2019, and hasn’t advanced to a championship match since 2020. This year, he has taken part in a number of Challenger-level competitions. He only lost one set during the whole Parma Challenge, which he won. The Croat lost to fellow countryman Marin Cilic in the first round of the Canadian Open last week. In Cincinnati, the 25-year-old has delivered some outstanding performances. He defeated Lorenzo Musetti in the opening round 7-6(2), 6-3. He then upset Rafael Nadal to record his biggest victory to date.
Felix Auger-Aliassime v Borna Coric Match Details
Date: August 20th
Venue: Cincinnati, USA
Category: ATP 1000
Prize money: $970,020
Felix Auger-Aliassime v Borna Coric head to head record
Auger-Aliassime and Coric have faced each other twice in the past, with their head-to-head locked at 1-1. Their last meeting came in 2019 at the Italian Open, where Coric beat the Canadian 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4.
Felix Auger-Aliassime v Borna Coric Prediction
Auger-Aliassime has had a much better season than the Croat. Unless the Canadian falters badly, he is the favorite to advance to the semifinals.
Prediction: Auger-Aliassime to win in straight sets
Felix Auger-Aliassime Last three performances
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 16- b. Sinner 2-6, 6-7(1), 6-1
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 32- b. de Minaur 6-3, 6-2
- Canadian Open: Quarterfinal- l. Ruud 1-6, 2-6
Borna Coric Last three performances
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 16- b. Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-3
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 32- b. Nadal 7-6(9), 4-6, 6-3
- Cincinnati Masters: Round of 64- b. Musetti 7-6(2), 6-3
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV