Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the second year in a row.
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime is heading to the round of 16 at the Australian Open for the second year in a row. The No. 9 seed, from Montreal, beat No. 24 seed Daniel Evans of Great Britain 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 in the third round of the season-opening Grand Slam on Saturday.
Auger-Aliassime lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in last year’s fourth round — his best result at the tournament. Djokovic isn’t playing this year after he was booted out of the country for vaccine rules before the tournament.The win against Evans was Auger-Aliassime’s first of the tournament that did not go to at least four sets.
Auger-Aliassime won 91 per cent of points when he got his first serve in against Evans and had a big edge in winners (40-10) and aces (16-1).The Canadian will face the winner of a match between No. 5 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia and No. 27 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia in the next round.Read more: Sportsnet »
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