Coric vs Auger Aliassime : Felix Auger Aliassime vs Borna Coric head to head stats and betting tips. Make a free bet now at the best odds with our virtual game & odds checker system.The match, to many fans, shaped up as one of tennis’ good guys vs. one of tennis’ bad guys.The good guy won the match Tuesday at the Miami Open, but there’s no doubt the so-called bad guy stole much of the attention with spectacular shots and some tantrums.
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This will be the first time that the two youngsters will face each other.
Coric Finds his Momentum in Miami
The 22-year-old Croat had a rather uneventful start to the season but he found his stride in Miami following a brilliant week.
Starting as the 11th seed, he first defeated Roberto Carballes Baena in three demanding sets. After that, he overcame Jeremy Chardy with a rather similar score before dispatching Nick Kyrgios.
This is Coric’s second such run this year, with the other one coming in ATP Dubai a couple of weeks ago. Over there, he made it as far as the semifinal before losing to Roger Federer. As for his run in other tournaments like ATP Marseille and the Indian Wells Masters, the Shanghai Masters runner-up lost his opening matches.
Felix – A Next Generation Star in the Making
The 18-year-old Canadian has had a better season so far in comparison to Coric. Despite starting on a rather slow note, he eventually moved on to reach the final in the Rio Open, where he lost to Laslo Djere.
He had a similar run in the Brasil Open too although that time, he made it as far as the quarters where he lost to Djere once again. After that, he played in Indian Wells where he reached the third round, not before upsetting Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Considering his performance in Miami, he made it to the main draw as a qualifier. Then, he defeated Casper Ruud in the opener following which, he defeated the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. After that, he met the likes of Hubert Hurkacz and Nikoloz Basilashvili, both of whom Felix defeated in straight sets.
Coric v Auger-Aliassime Predictions & Tips
Coric will start this game as the favourite to win, given his experience and ranking on the tour. However, Felix has been really impressive over the last couple of weeks and can very well upset Coric. The young Canadian has an advantage that he is in a better form on the whole than the Croat. Plus, Coric hasn’t been that comfortable in Miami, with all of his matches going to three sets.
This will be a wild battle that can go either way.The 13th-ranked Croatian advanced to a quarterfinal vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime, who defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
“Coric that is one of the most solid players on the tour from the baseline, super disciplined,” Auger-Aliassime said. “That (I) would have to, you know, find ways to create some space. Maybe finish the points at the net a little bit more.”
The quarterfinal puts pressure squarely on Coric’s shoulders facing the 18-year-old Canadian, who is the first qualifier since Guillermo Canas in 2007 to reach the Miami quarterfinals.
“It’s gonna be something new, definitely. I’m just really looking forward to it,” Coric said. “And also to see how I’m going to react on that, how I’m going to behave in that kind of situation, which I have been but not many times, especially at the big occasions, you know, in the quarterfinals of the 1000.
“So I need to prepare very well mentally. I need to be ready. I might not play my best tennis because of the pressure or because of this new kind of situation.”
Today, Coric briefly got caught up in Kyrgios’ game when he tried a rally tweener.
Incensed with that lapse and sloppy first-set play, the Croatian spiked his racquet to court twice.
That eruption helped him reset as he came back to hold serve to start the second set.
“That was the moment where I was really close of actually losing the match, because I was losing my composure,” Coric said. “I was not playing well. I was not serving well. I just kind of didn’t know what to do anymore.
“It got me back on my feet. I let go all of my frustrations, and I started to play better again. I started to serve better. I started to think, you know, more clear. So that was one of the turning points, definitely, yeah.”
Wearing nearly identical Nike outfits, Coric and Kyrgios were sartorial clones and stylistic opposites.
Coric invested intensity and urgency into every point like a cyclist attacking hills training for the Tour de France, while Kyrgios was a tennis version of Evel Knevel—soaring to heights seldom reached by others only to crash and burn smashing his racquet at one point and incurring a point penalty for dropping a few F-bombs in the final set.
In a recurring script, Kyrgios hit some mind-blowing shots, entertained the crowd, then grew ornery jawing with chair umpire Gianluca Moscarella and fan as his interested wane beneath a bright sun.
“Honestly, today, just a more disciplined player just won,” Kyrgios conceded afterward. “He’s an unbelievable competitor. He doesn’t give you any free points. He played solid.
“I just lost concentration. Kind of got a little bored in the second set, like my concentration just started veering off. Like, I was 40-15 up. I think it was maybe at 2-1 in the second. I started hitting, like, a Federer serve and stuff. I just lost a bit of concentration.”
Kyrgios conjured flashes of magic before degenerating into mayhem.