(Paris) Felix Auger-Aliassime kept on racing for a pass to the ATP Finals on Tuesday after defeating Italian Gianluca Mager 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Paris Masters.
Ninth-seeded Auger-Aliassime double-faulted and missed a forehand to allow Meijer to serve in the first half. However, he tied the match when Mager double-faulted on a set point in the next set.
Then Auger-Aliassime Mager broke twice in the third set.
“I had a hard time finding my rhythm at the start of the match. At 11, I didn’t get enough of my first balls, so I had to count on my second balls,” Auger-Aliassime said.NS global player. She recovered in the second set. I tried to find solutions for re-service, to diversify my attitudes and methods of re-service. After becoming effective in serving, I created chances for myself, won the second set, and finished off strong. ”
The 21-year-old Quebec could conclude an extraordinary season by advancing to the ATP Finals, having reached four players in the US Open and the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. He also competed in the Murray River Open final in Melbourne and Stuttgart Open in Germany.
Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini have qualified for the ATP Finals.
Auger-Aliassime, Casper Ruud, Yannick Sener, Hubert Hurkacz and Cameron Nouri battle it out to join them in this tournament that brings together the world’s eight best tennis players.
Americans Riley Opelka, Tommy Paul and Taylor Fritz also reached the second round, as well as Russia’s Karen Khachanov, Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz and Australia’s James Duckworth.
Opelka, the finalist in Toronto, hit 19 aces and beat Serbian Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 7-6 (4), while Fritz defeated Italian Lorenzo Sonego 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 and Paul got rid of German Jan . – Leonard Struve 6-3, 6-4.
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