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Quarterfinals: Auger-Aliassime vs Coric Predictions, Match Preview, Stream, Odds & Picks

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Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime will take on a resurgent Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati on Friday.

Who will advance into the semifinals? Will Auger-Aliassime deliver on his favorable odds? Or will Coric deliver yet another massive upset at the Western and Southern Open?

ATP Cincinnati Masters Quarterfinals: Auger-Aliassime vs Borna Coric Predictions, Match Preview, Stream, Odds & Picks
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Read on for our quarterfinal preview of the much-anticipated showdown between Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Borna Coric at the Western and Southern Open.

We’ll check the latest Tennis news, stats, injury reports, and Tennis odds for this prestigious ATP Masters 1000 quarterfinal matchup and serve up our choice Tennis picks and predictions for you to consider.

ATP Cincinnati Outrights

  • Daniil Medvedev +162
  • Carlos Alcaraz +350
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas +600
  • Taylor Fritz +600
  • Cameron Norrie +1100
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime +1400
  • John Isner +4000
  • Borna Coric +5000

Auger-Aliassime Stuns Sinner

Seventh seed Auger-Aliassime delivered one of the most stunning victories of the tournament in the R16, as he stormed back from a set and a break down and two match points faced to clinch the three-set win over Jannik Sinner, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1. This came after a first-round bye and a routine win over Australian Alex De Minaur in the R32, 6-3, 6-2.

Sinner got off to a fast start and seemed to be in full control of the match – until he wasn’t. The match was on Sinner’s racquet deep in the second set when he shanked a forehand shot into the net. Then, Aliassime blew a blistering forehand winner to stave off the second match point.

From there, Sinner’s intensity dropped and Auger-Aliassime quickly took the initiative, stealing the second set and run away with the third.

Coric’s Cinderella Run

There was a time when Coric was one of the world’s top-ranked players, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 12 in 2018. However, injuries and poor form have seen the Croatian fall well outside of the Top 100.

It’s a long road back to the top of the game. The 25-year-old entered the Cincinnati draw ranked at No. 152 and fell into a tough section of the draw.

He opened his tournament with a straight-set win over Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti, 7-6 (2), 6-3. He then delivered a huge upset by ousting Rafael Nadal in three sets in the R32, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3. In the R16, Coric dismissed Roberto Bautista-Agut in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

Auger-Aliassime vs Coric Head-to-Head

Auger-Aliassime and Coric are tied 1-1 in their head-to-head series with both meetings taking place in 2019.

The Canadian took the first meeting 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters. Coric edged Auger-Aliassime a couple of months later at the ATP Rome Masters R64, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

Auger-Aliassime vs Coric Game Information

  • Game: Auger-Aliassime (34–19) vs Coric (4-8)
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. ET (Not Before )
  • Auger-Aliassime vs Coric Live Stream: TennisTV

Auger-Aliassime vs Coric Lines

Team Game Hcp Moneyline Total Team Total
Felix Auger Aliassime -3 -105 -220 23½Evo 13+105o

13-125u

Borna Coric +3 -115 +180 23½-120u 12-115o

12-105u

Auger-Aliassime vs Coric Betting Verdict

By the betting online odds, Coric goes into this quarterfinal as the underdog. But with odds of +180 to win outright, he’s absolutely got a stake in the win.

Auger-Aliassime might be a Top-10 player and the favorite at the sportsbook exchange at -220 to win outright, but he’s not infallible. A lot of it comes down to the mental game and whether the Canadian can keep up the intensity. Then again, if Coric plays at the level he’s played so far, it might be on his racquet after all.

All told, Auger-Aliassime is the smart play, but Coric is the value play here. Coric has punched above his perceived weight class to reach the final eight. He’s delivered three straight upsets already to get to this point and another would be just par for the course.

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