Bet Of The Day August 16

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day August 16

The ATP Cincinnati Round 1 match between Felix Auger-Aliassime and Marton Fucsovics features as’s best bet for Monday August 16.

Bet Of The Day August 16 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

We’re off to the Cincinnati Masters for today’s best bet as a struggling Felix Auger-Aliassime takes on Marton Fucsovics in the opening round.

Auger-Aliassime had a fantastic Wimbledon campaign in making the quarter-finals, but he’s been poor ever since and has a tough opener here.

The young Canadian has lost three of his four matches after Wimbledon – and they haven’t been against high-calibre opposition either.

Auger-Aliassime went down in straight sets to wildcard Max Purcell at the Olympics before managing a three-set win over veteran Andreas Seppi in the first round of Washington.

The World No. 16 was then eliminated in straights by Jenson Brooksby before suffering another disappointing loss, this time falling in straight sets to Dusan Lajovic at his home tournament in Toronto last week.

That’s a very poor stretch of form – clearly Auger-Aliassime is lacking confidence and suffering from a bit of a post-Wimbledon hangover.

Fucsovics meanwhile also had a great Wimbledon campaign, making his first major quarter-final with sensational wins over Jannik Sinner, Diego Schwartzman and Andrey Rublev before going down to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

The Hungarian will be competing in his first match since Wimbledon in Cincinnati, opting for a well-deserved rest over the last month

Fucsovics was in tremendous form on hardcourt at the beginning of the season as well – in fact, it took Rublev to beat him in his last four events in Miami, Dubai, Doha and Rotterdam. Fucsovics also beat Stan Wawrinka at the Australian Open before going down to Milos Raonic.

Both of their previous encounters went the distance, with Fuscovics prevailing in Vienna 2018 and Auger-Aliassime edging it at Miami 2019.

Fucsovics is the man in form at the moment and if he can continue his great hardcourt form from earlier in the season, he is good odds to cause the upset here.

Key Points

  • Auger-Aliassime has lost four of his last five matches
  • Auger-Aliassime’s last three defeats have been in straight sets
  • Fucsovics has won 13 of his last 17 matches on hardcourt
  • Those four defeats came against Andrey Rublev
  • Auger-Aliassime holds a 1-2 record in Cincinnati
  • Fucsovics holds a 4-2 record in Cincinnati