Two of the most in-form players at the moment, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Holger Rune, will lock horns in the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Saturday.

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Felix Auger-Aliassime (Twitter)

Felix Auger-Aliassime

The young Canadian is only a couple of wins away from bagging his fourth consecutive title. He is currently on a 16-match winning streak.

Felix Auger-Aliassime began his campaign in Bercy in the second round after being awarded a first-round bye. In the second round, he had to dig deep to get past Mikael Ymer in a three-set affair. The round of 16 saw Auger-Aliassime ease past Gilles Simon in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. In the quarterfinals, the 22-year-old made light work of Frances Tiafoe and ousted the American in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.

Holger Rune

The 19-year-old missed out against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the finals of the Basel Open but he would hope to avenge that loss this time.

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Holger Rune acknowledges the fans at the 2022 Basel Open (Twitter – Holger Rune)

Rune began his campaign against veteran Stan Wawrinka. The youngster came back from a set down and saved three match points to defeat Wawrinka 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3). In the round of 32, Rune defeated the 10th seed, Hubert Hurkacz, in a relatively one-sided affair. The first set was competitive but Rune dominated the second set and won the match 7-5, 6-1. In the round of 16, Rune picked up another huge win by going past Andrey Rublev in straight sets 6-4, 7-5. This win set up an intriguing clash for Rune in the finals against Carlos Alcaraz. The Danish sensation dominated the world No. 1 in the first set. The second set was deliciously poised at 6-6 when Alcaraz had to retire owing to an abdominal strain.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 1-0 in favor of Felix Auger-Aliassime. He defeated Rune in the 2022 Basel Open final in straight sets just a few days ago.

Prediction: Felix Auger Aliassime to win in three sets.

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