ATP Halle Open 2021: Roger Federer vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Live Stream; When & Where to Watch

Published 06/15/2021, 4:09 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory following his Men’s Singles third round match against Lucas Pouille of France during Day six of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)


After his first-round victory against qualifier Ilya Ivashka in the first-round of Halle Open, 20-time grand slam champion Roger Federer will have a tough task in the next round, where he faces the young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his first round match against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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Felix defeated Miami Open champion Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets 6-3,7-5 during his opening round match at Noventi Open.

The next-gen player, who suffered yet another crumbling defeat in the Stuttgart Open finals against Marin Cilic, looks to go past the Swiss star to improve his confidence.

On the other hand, Federer will have to step-up his game against the Canadian. Felix has already proved himself to be an all-round player who rarely hesitates to come forward to the net.

Despite not winning an ATP tour title, the youngster showed the tennis world that he can produce quality tennis on any surface. This second-round encounter is the third-match scheduled on the main-court at Halle.

Where to watch Roger Federer vs Felix Auger-Aliassime Live?

Halle Open is being broadcasted across the world on several channels and platforms. In the USA, Tennis Channel will cover all matches at the Noventi Open while ESPN holds the broadcasting rights in South America.

In Europe, Eurosport covers the event in several nations like France, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovekia, etc. Moving to Australia, fans can view the match as well as the entire tournament on beIN Sports channel.

Supersport Africa broadcasts the match in several countries like South Africa, Congo, Nigeria, etc. Coming to Asia, Indian fans can view the matches on a subscription package to Tennis TV. But, select matches will be streamed live on Tennis TV’s Youtube channel.

In China, iQiyi holds the tournament rights for Halle. Also, Prime Video shows all the matches for fans in Northern Ireland and United Kingdom.

Federer vs Felix Auger-Aliassime – Preview & Prediction

Even though Roger Federer enters the match as a clear favorite, the Canadian will have the confidence from his previous performance at Stuttgart Open last week.

Both players have different weapons up their sleeves to use at the opportune moment. While serve remains a key tactic for the duo, successful net-play will have an impact on the match’s outcome.

It’s a surprise that both Federer and Felix didn’t meet on the ATP tour before. This fact also adds more intrigue to this contest as both the players and even fans might not know what to expect.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – APRIL 16: Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada plays a backhand against Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina in their first round match during day 3 of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters at Monte-Carlo Country Club on April 16, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Just like his first-round match against Ivashka, the Swiss star can expect at least one tie-breaker against Felix Auger-Aliassime, who is a sharp server. Also, forehand is the strongest weapon at disposal for both these players.

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While longer baseline exchanges aren’t expected, it will be interesting to see who makes the first move towards the net. As it’s a known fact that the Swiss Maestro likes to be aggressive right from the word go, he played from the baseline for a large portion of his opening round contest.

But, this defensive tactic could be changed by Federer when he faces the Canadian. In conclusion, it will be a battle of two explosive forehands as Felix Auger-Aliassime tries to stop the Swiss star in his pursuit of a 11th Halle Open crown.

Prediction: Roger Federer to win in three sets

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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