Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Alexander Bublik: 2024 Montpellier Open - Preview & Prediction

Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Alexander Bublik: 2024 Montpellier Open - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

Felix Auger-Aliassime found his tennis at the 2024 Montpellier Open, and he's been cruising through the draw, but what happens when he faces former champion Alexander Bublik?

Matches against the Kazakhstani player are always crazy. You have simply no idea what might happen because Bublik himself has no idea what might happen. Sometimes, he plays great; sometimes, he doesn't, and so far this week, he's been pretty good.

It's no wonder because he has lifted the trophy at the ATP 250 event in Montpellier before, so there is a dose of comfortability. Auger-Aliassime has also been good, winning a couple of good matches and making his way to the semi-final. A final is at stake, so let's take a look at who might win this match.


We've seen this matchup before, and it's one where both players scored wins. So far, we've seen three matches, and Auger-Aliassime won two of those.

The only one Bublik won was back in 2020 in Hamburg on clay. The most recent match was played in Basel in 2022, and the Canadian won that easily in two sets.


So what might happen here? Well, oddly, it's basically a matchup that is on Bublik's racquet. If he shows up with his most impressive level of hitting aces, service winners, return winners, and any other winner, he'll win the match.

Auger-Aliassime is a far more stable player, but he's also far more predictable. We can expect a pretty solid level from him, but he currently doesn't seem to have the X-factor to really wrestle away the match.

Bublik has and that's why the match is on his racquet. Will he win? It can go either way, but he loves to play in Montpellier and has played traditionally well in the French city.

Prediction: Aleaxnder Bublik to win in two sets.


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