Top seed Felix Auger-Aliassime will play World No. 55 Oscar Otte on Thursday in the second round of the 2022 Firenze Open after receiving a first-round bye.
So far, Auger-season Aliassime’s has been fairly successful. He reached the Australian Open quarterfinals and led Canada to victory in the ATP Cup. He finished the clay season by losing in the third round of the French Open. He had a strong start to the grass swing, but he was defeated in Wimbledon’s opening round. Despite having had a strong run leading up to the US Open, Auger-Aliassime fell in the second round. The Canadian won against Novak Djokovic at the Laver Cup after defeating World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the Davis Cup. In the first round of the Astana Open last week, Auger-Aliassime was defeated by Roberto Bautista Agut.
At the Firenze Open, Oscar Otte faced Marton Fucsovics in the opening round. The German gave up the first point by dropping his serve in the very first game of the contest and then getting broken while trying to stay in the set. The second set began with the two players playing fairly evenly, but Otte raised his game and won three straight games to win the set. With an early break to go up 3-1 in the final set, the German maintained the pace. At this point, Fucsovics was unable to make any progress. Otte won the next three games after the Hungarian held service to win the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Aliassime vs Otte Match Details
Tournament: Firenze Open
Date: October 14, 2022
Venue: Firenze, Italy
Round: Second round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $612,000
Aliassime vs Otte Head-to-Head Record
This will be their first encounter so the head-to-head is at 0-0.
Aliassime vs Otte Prediction
Auger-Aliassime shouldn’t have any trouble managing Otte’s game when he’s at his best. In this contest, he is the better server and shotmaker. He has been known to occasionally give in to pressure nevertheless. He is also competing to qualify for the ATP Finals. But with only three spaces left, he needs a strong performance today to stay in the running. It all depends on Auger-ability Aliassime’s to handle the situation. He is Otte’s opponent and should be able to overcome whatever obstacles Otte presents given the year he has had thus far.
Prediction: Aliassime to win in 3
Aliassime Last three performances
- Astana Open: First round- l. Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-7(6)
- Laver Cup: Group stage- b. Djokovic 6-3, 7-6(3)
- Laver Cup: Group stage- l. Berrettini 6-7(11), 6-4, 7-10
Otte Last three performances
- Firenze Open: First round- b. Fucsovics 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
- Astana Open: First round- l. Cilic 7-5, 6-7(4), 2-6
- Sofia Open: Second round- l. Majchrzak 6-4, 2-6, 4-6
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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