ATP Stuttgart Open: Second Round: Simon v Aliassime

Due to start at 4:30 pm

Simon 2.58, Aliassime 1.62

This will be the first time they have played each other.

Stronger overall results for Aliassime in the last 12 months and also in 2019.

Simon has more grass experience. Aliassime has played just 1 match on grass as a pro.

Simon has been in poor form since he reached the semi finals in Marrakech on clay at the start of April. He doesn’t have a fantastic record on grass but he did reach the 4th round at Wimbledon last season. He came back from losing the opening set in the last round against Gojowczyk. He faced 11 break points in the match but was broken just twice in 3 sets. He has not won Back to back matches in Stuttgart since 2005.

 

Aliassime is having a great season winning 65% of his matches so far.  This is his first grass tournament since he turned professional. He played a solid match to beat Ernests Gulbis in straight sets. He served well and faced just 1 break point which he saved.

This should be competitive. Aliassime is rightly the favourite despite his lack of matches on grass but he starts a little low. Back Aliassime around 1.90.

Update: Aliassime won 7-5, 6-4. We had our entry price when Simon broke back and was 5-4 up in the first set.

 

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