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4th January, 2020
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2020 ATP Cup

Australia vs Canada - Singles match 1

Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane

Nick Kyrgios vs Felix Auger-Aliassime

 
  s1 s2 s3
John Millman, AUS 6 6
Felix Auger-Aliassime, CAN 4 2

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2020 ATP Cup

Australia vs Canada - Singles match 2

Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane

Alex de Minaur vs Denis Shapavalov

 
  s1 s2 s3
Alex de Minaur, AUS 6 6 6
Denis Shapavalov, CAN 7 4 2

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2020 ATP Cup

Australia vs Canada - Doubles match

Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane

TBD vs TBD

 
  s1 s2 s3
TBD, AUS 3 7 10
TBD, CAN 6 6 8

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Australia faces a tricky tie against a Canada team led by two of the most talented young stars on the ATP tour. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the matches from 10:00am (AEDT).

Brisbane tennis fans are in for a treat during the day session of the ATP Cup as local favourites Australia host tournament dark horses Canada.

What makes this tie so enthralling concerns the fact that both teams are blessed with two of the best young talents on the ATP tour. Both of these nations also opened their ATP Cup campaigns with 3-0 tie victories over Greece and Germany respectively.

In the opening match the volatile but extremely talented Nick Kyrgios takes on the 19-year-old Felix Auger Aliassime. Aliassime announced himself on the ATP tour last year, making three ATP tour finals and a semi-final appearance at the Miami Masters.

Aliassime’s talent and composure had already got the better of Kyrgios in Queens last year, with the Canadian outlasting the Australian in three tight sets.

On his day Kyrgios has Aliassime covered for raw talent and power, but the Canadian’s composure and maturity will serve him well against a player that tends to lose focus very quickly when things go against him.

With that said, Kyrgios’s commitment to put the bushfire victims at the forefront of the tennis summer leaves him no choice but to give 100 per cent effort to Australia’s cause, which bodes well for an improvement in his often fragile mindset.

In the other match, Alex de Minaur takes on another extremely talented Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who is coming off a Masters final appearance in Paris where he lost to none other than Novak Djokovic.

De Minaur, however, has the wood over Shapovalov, with their only meeting thus far resulting in a win for the Aussie.

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While Shapovalov does have De Minaur covered when it come to raw power and shotmaking prowess, particularly from the backhand side, De Minaur’s court coverage and impressive tenacity makes him a formidable opponent for even the best players on the ATP tour.

With that said, De Minaur can ill afford to let a player like Shapovalov find his rhythm given that the Australian still struggles to match power players who are in the zone.

In the doubles, the experienced John Peers and Chris Guccione will also square off against Aliassime and Shapovalov in what could be a decisive tie.

Prediction
This should be an enthralling tie, to say the least. Kyrgios in the right frame of mind should get the better Aliassime in a very tight contest, but an upset is well on the cards here given Aliassime’s talent and temperament.

De Minaur’s awesome tenacity could swing the tie his favour against the big-hitting Shapovalov, but this contest could also go either way.

Peers and Guccione should get the job done over a fatigued Shapovalov and Aliassime in the doubles, giving Australia a very tight 3-0 victory.

Australia to win 3-0.

Game information

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Time: 10:00am (AEDT)
Venue: Pat Rafter Arena, Brisbane
Coverage: Channel Nine
Betting: Aliassime $2.73, Kyrgios $1.44; De Minaur $1.95, Shapovalov $1.85

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