Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Maxime Cressy Wimbledon Odds, Preview, Prediction (June 28)


Auger-Aliassime vs. Cressy Odds

Auger-Aliassime Odds -340
Odds Cressy +265
Total 41.5 (-115 / -105)
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Felix Auger-Aliassime reached the quarter-finals here at Wimbledon last year, and with many big names missing from this year’s Championships, the young Canadian has been a fashionable choice to win it all.

However, Auger-Aliassime didn’t care about the draw, giving him a very tough first-round test in Maxime Cressy.

Who will be able to take this? Let’s see how to bet it.


Auger-Aliassime enters with concerns

While it is true that Auger Aliassime has exorcised some of his demons and figured out how to win matches at Grand Slams, it must be said that neither of his careers have started convincingly.

Auger-Aliassime went five sets in her first-round match at this year’s Australian Open, then four in her second-round match.

At the French Open, he had to recover from a two-set deficit against Juan Pablo Varillas. Last year at the US Open, he lost a set to Evgeny Donskoy in the first round after being eliminated in the first round at Roland Garros.

He has the ability to be dominant on a surface like grass and it has calmed some of his nerves, but the young Canadian has never convincingly come out of the gate in major tournaments.

It will be fascinating to see how he makes his debut here at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Aside from the Grand Slam stuff, it really hasn’t been the best grass-court season for Auger-Aliassime. He reached the semi-finals in Hertogenbosch but was eliminated as heavy favorite against Tim Van Rijthoven.

The following week, he was unable to get past Hubert Hurkacz, again as a decent-sized favourite. He’s now 30-15 this season, which isn’t bad, but it’s hard to call him a big hit.

cressy riding high at wimbledon

Cressy was a relative unknown to casual tennis fans until he defeated Pablo Carreno Busta at last year’s US Open, but he has done well to back that result and become a mainstay on the ATP Tour.

The American had a terrific start to the season with a run to the final in Melbourne, where he fell to Rafael Nadal in close fashion, and again at the Australian Open he made noise by reaching the fourth round and almost taking down Daniil Medvedev. five sets.

After what was effectively a four-month slump when the tour turned to American hard courts and clay, Cressy has found her form again on grass.

He qualified for Halle and won Hurkacz in three sets before losing in a third set tie break the following week in the Eastbourne final. His career there included wins over Reilly Opelka, Dan Evans, Cam Norrie and the red-hot Jack Draper.

Cressy is a very unorthodox player who uses the serve and volley on almost every serve, but with plenty of pop behind his first serve, he has proven to be one of the toughest players to break on tour. That is particularly true when the courts are fast as they are in London.

It’s also worth noting that Cressy does well against big serves, considering he comes back from inside the baseline and deftly redirects power in his favor.

bet value

Simply put, this is a nightmarish matchup for Auger-Aliassime. While both men are highly skilled on the turf, Cressy has the ability to keep the margins razor-thin here with her incredible holding percentage on the turf.

I also think Cressy can impact Auger-Aliassime’s big serve for the reasons I mentioned above; we saw him do damage against the serves of Hurkacz and Reilly Opelka last week at Eastbourne.

This matchup will likely come down to whether or not Auger Aliassime can take advantage of the three passing shot looks he has on important points, and given what we’ve covered about his nerves, I’m not sure he will.

I’m not entirely convinced that Auger-Aliassime will win this match, let alone cover it. I’ll take the games and spray the money line

Pick: Cressy +4.5 games | Cressy +265 (0.5u)

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