Auger-Aliassime books quarter-final berth

24/1/2022 10:48:00 AM
Auger-Aliassime books quarter-final berth

Auger-Aliassime books quarter-final berth

Auger-Aliassime books quarter-final berth

MELBOURNE : Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime earned a quarter-final berth when he outlasted veteran Croatian Marin Cilic 2-6 7-6(7) 6-2 7-6(4) at the Australian Open on Monday.Cilic raced through the first set in only 35 minutes, but the long second set proved pivotal.Auger-Aliassime squan

Cilic raced through the first set in only 35 minutes, but the long second set proved pivotal.Auger-Aliassime squandered four set points under a baking afternoon sun, while also saving one with an ace.But the 21-year-old finally won the set at the fifth opportunity to even the match, and dominated the next set as 33-year-old Cilic's errors mounted as he became frustrated at the length of time his opponent took between serves.

Both players held serve in the fourth set to set up a tiebreaker, in which Auger-Aliassime prevailed with outstanding serving, closing it out with an ace in front of a small but excited crowd.(Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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Cilic raced through the first set in only 35 minutes, but the long second set proved pivotal. Auger-Aliassime squandered four set points under a baking afternoon sun, while also saving one with an ace. Evans, 31, hit only 10 winners and made 20 unforced errors. But the 21-year-old finally won the set at the fifth opportunity to even the match, and dominated the next set as 33-year-old Cilic's errors mounted as he became frustrated at the length of time his opponent took between serves. His defeat means no Briton advanced to the second week of the season's opening Grand Slam. Both players held serve in the fourth set to set up a tiebreaker, in which Auger-Aliassime prevailed with outstanding serving, closing it out with an ace in front of a small but excited crowd. "I'm not putting it down to the walkover, I just definitely felt a bit out of sorts on the court," Evans told reporters. (Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) Source: Reuters ..