US OPEN DRAW. Shapovalov, Auger Aliassime to clash again in R1

Denis and Felix to clash again in blockbuster opener at the US Open

Auger Aliassime Shapovalov

Incredible stuff at the US Open as for the second consecutive year Denis Shapovalov and his dear friend Felix Auger Aliassime will clash in the 1st round.

Felix’s heart problems

Last year it was a tough one for Felix that had to go through the qualifications to get to the main draw. After that, the young Canadian withdrew in the 3rd set against Denis for a heart-related problem. Eventually, Auger-Aliassime had a small procedure later in the year that corrected the issue, but that was not a nice experience.

1 year later

Fast-forward 1 year and things are completely different. While in 2018 it was Shapovalov to be ranked higher than his “buddy,” this year Felix is the Canadian no.1. The 19-year-old is ranked no.19, and he is no.13 in the year-to-date rankings. On the other side, Denis is struggling with a world no.38 rank.

H2H Shapovalov – Auger-Aliassime

The official head to head between Denis and Felix is 1-all. We refer to the official matches as they have played tons of times before as they have grown up together on the tennis court.

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Auger Aliassime
2020 2019 2018
4 - 7
13 - 9
I Hard

Auger Aliassime, Shapovalov US OPEN projected path

The 2 friends will have the same “projected path” at the Flushing Meadows. The winner of their encounter is projected to face the players as follows.

R2  – Cecchinato
R3  – Monfils
R4  – Thiem
1/4 – Tsitsipas
1/2 – Nadal

Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger Aliassime

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Here the full draw