Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Felix Auger-Aliassime: 2024 Boodles Challenge - Preview & Prediction

Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Felix Auger-Aliassime: 2024 Boodles Challenge - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Felix Auger-Aliassime at the 2024 Boodles Challenge in preparation for the Wimbledon Championships.

The Boodles Challenge is not an official ATP event. It is an exhibition held the week before Wimbledon to allow some players to play another competitive match before the grass-court major.

It's generally been used by some top names like Novak Djokovic, who doesn't really need much to prepare for competing on grass, due to his proficiency on the surface, and that's why instead of opting to sign up for one full tournament, he sometimes made a decision to play just one exhibition match.

Tsitsipas has been coming to Boodles for a while as well, and it has served as a good warm-up tournament for him. He generally doesn't play any of the warm-up events in the United Kingdom ahead of Wimbledon, so he gets his one match on British soil at an exhibition.

Auger-Aliassime is no stranger to grass exhibitions; he has also participated in them in the past, and now the two will meet.


The two have played nine times so far, with the Greek player generally doing better. He's leading the H2H 6-3, but their only match on grass in 2019 was won by the Canadian player. He generally fits better on grass than Tstisipas, who has had notable struggles on the surface in the past.

Even this year, the Greek hasn't looked that great, playing only two matches and winning one on grass in Halle. Auger-Aliassime didn't play that well either, playing only one match and losing it. Still, he generally has a better track record on the surface.

Stefanos Tsitsipas Felix Auger-Aliassime
6 H2H 3
11 Rank 18
25 Age 23
28-10 2024 W/L 20-13
328-153 Career W/L 203-135


It's difficult to predict what might happen in an exhibition match where the result won't matter that much to either player. Both players will probably put up a decent effort, but the reason why they play an exhibition is because they don't want to compete, but prepare on their own terms.

Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in three sets.


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