Betmanpro Free Tennis Prediction ATP Toronto Round 1 Tuesday 8th August, 2023
Tennis and betting expert Betmanpro is back with a Free Tennis Prediction ATP Toronto for Round 1
Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Max Purcell
Head-to-head: tied at 1-1
Felix Auger-Aliassime is facing a less than optimal preparation for his important upcoming home campaign, struggling with both his confidence and form. Persistent fitness problems have disrupted his 2023 season, causing him to struggle with consistent participation in tournaments and hindered performance even in the limited events he’s entered.
After his unexpected defeat by Francisco Cerundolo at the Miami Masters in March, the top Canadian player Felix Auger-Aliassime has only taken part in six matches, unfortunately losing five of them. These losses came against lesser-known opponents like Yosuke Watanuki, Michael Mmoh, and Alexei Popyrin, making this a challenging phase for him.
Ranked #12 in the world, Felix Auger-Aliassime has faced difficulties in capitalizing on his home advantage, particularly at the Canada Masters and in Toronto. Throughout his three appearances at the Toronto Masters, he has only managed to secure one victory in the main draw. His most recent outing in 2021 concluded in the second round, where he suffered a loss against the lower-ranked Dusan Lajovic.
Max Purcell has also dealt with fitness problems lately; however, he rebounded and found success in the qualifying rounds of the Toronto Masters. Prior to his strong showings against Canadians Peter Polansky and Brayden Schnur in the qualifiers over the weekend, he had experienced a six-match winless streak dating back to the French Open in June.
While achieving significant results at the Challenger level in 2023, MAx Purcell has encountered challenges when trying to replicate that success on the main tour. His debut appearance in the main draw of Masters events is bound to draw attention.
Depending on Felix Auger-Aliassime while he’s struggling with confidence might be frustrating, but due to his exceptional skills, he remains the favorite. There’s an expectation that he will manage to overcome Max Purcell in front of his home crowd, especially considering it’s his birthday, which adds an extra element to the occasion.
Tennis Prediction – WTA Montreal Toronto Round 1 Tuesday 8 August, 2023
Elena Rybakina vs Jennifer Brady
In the initial three months of the season, Rybakina exhibited exceptional performance on hard courts. Notably, she clinched victory at Indian Wells and was the runner-up at both the Australian Open and Miami tournaments. Her previous records of 1-2 at the National Bank Open and 0-1 in Montreal no longer define her as a player.
Jennifer Brady’s victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Court 9, illuminated by the lights, was unexpected. She thwarted two set points consecutively in the first set, made a comeback from 1-4 down in the third set, and successfully fended off two match points to defeat the world No. 20 with a score of 7-6, 0-6, 7-6, after an intense two and a half hours of play.
At 28 years old, Brady finds herself in a dire need of victories like this. She is participating in only her third professional tournament since returning from a nearly two-year hiatus due to multiple injuries. In the preceding week, she managed to defeat Anhelina Kalinina in straight sets in Washington DC but faced a setback against Madison Keys, losing 6-4, 6-0.
However, with Ostapenko win Brady seems to have achieved what she was hopeing for, Rybakina’s strong serve and dominant play will be too much for the American. I expect Rybakina to handle to pressure and come on up in the match-up.